Meet the lesser known Co-founder of Byjus

Online Education is rapidly growing in India. One of most loved online education app BYJUS - The learning app, has offered many new features during the lockdown period for easy access to students. Divya Gokulnath, a passionate teacher and businesswoman is the co-founder of BYJUS.


What is BYJUS?

BYJUS- The leaning app is an ed-tech online tutoring firm founded in 2011. In 2015, after 4 years of growth and development, BYJUS -The learning app was launched. Within the first three months, the app was downloaded by 2 million students.


Meet Divya Gokulnath

Divya Gokulnath, BTech from RV College of Engineering found her passion in teaching and converting it into the business. Her role in making BYJUS, arguably the most reliable app for students is tremendous. In many interviews, Divya says Teaching is her first priority and she monitors the content of BYJUS herself. Along with the content team, she leads the branding and the user experience team for BYJUS. In 2019, she won the Business Today - Most Powerful Woman in Business award.


Funding for BYJUS

In 2019, BYJUS was the world’s most valued tech company at Rs 37,000 crore. BYJUS has secured $785 million fundings from investors like Sequoia Capital India, Tencent, and health care billionaire Rajan Pai. It also became the first country in Asia to receive an investment from the Chan-Zuckerberg initiative, co-funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.



34% stake in BYJUS is shared by Divya Gokulnath, with husband Byju Raveendran and brother-in-law, Riju Raveendran with $1.916B, according to Forbes 2019.

Divya Gokulnath has a net worth of Rs 1800 crores.


BYJUS has an exceptional journey from tuition classes in football grounds to online education and Shah Rukh Khan being their brand ambassador. In this man’s world, Divya Gokulnath is sure to make a mark. Her role in the BYJUS journey is instrumental.










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