Startups in India's nascent edtech sector are tackling everything from tutoring and test prep to foreign language learning.
Since 2012, the number of equity deals to tech startups in India has increased every year. Simultaneously, after a global dip in edtech investment activity in 2016, this year is on pace to bounce back in terms of both deals and dollars, as investors bet on education.
India’s edtech industry is still nascent, but in the country of 1.3B there are plenty of opportunities for startups. A few notable startups are already gaining traction in the country, with some even attracting attention from global investors — such as Tencent Holdings-backed BYJU’s, which offers a learning app for K–12 students as well as standardized test prep.
Using CB Insights data, we uncovered 48 notable edtech startups in the country and sorted them across 8 subcategories, from language learning to test prep.
We define ed tech startups as those working to replace or supplement traditional education systems for both students and professionals.
Companies on the map offer a wide spectrum of services, from helping individuals find and apply to jobs to connecting tutors to local students.
See the full market map below.
This market map is not meant to be exhaustive of companies in the space. Categories are not mutually exclusive.
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