Byju’s is a leading provider of online educational content and an operator of tuition and test preparation centers.

* Sofina has an observer seat in the decision making bodies of the company.



Shareholding percentage



150 m+

Paid subscriptions

6 m+

Founded in 2008, Byju’s is a leading education technology company, headquartered in India and expanding globally. The company first developed engaging learning programs entitled “Byju’s Learning App”, focused on K-12 and on test preparation for students in India. Since 2019, the company has also expanded to the US and into various other segments (such as online coding classes and online books), both organically and via M&A. Byju’s subsidiary Aakash Educational Services offers offline test preparation classes at over 200 centres in India, and its subsidiary Great Learning offers online degree programs in partnership with leading universities globally.

Investment history

India | 2016

Sofina entered Byju’s capital in 2016. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Lightspeed Venture Partners, IFC, Tencent, General Atlantic, Naspers, Tiger Global, Silver Lake Partners, Blackrock and T-Rowe Price.