37-Year-Old School Teacher-Turned-Entrepreneur Is India’s Newest Tech Billionaire

Photo Credit: Bloomberg India’s newest billionaire is a former classroom teacher who developed an education app that’s grown to a valuation of almost $6 billion in about seven years. Byju Raveendran joined the rarefied club after his Think & Learn Pvt scored $150 million (roughly Rs. 1,000 crores) in funding earlier this month. That deal conferred a value of $5.7 billion (roughly Rs. 39,000 crores) on the company in which the founder owns more than 21 percent, people familiar with the matter said. Its closing coincided with the announcement that…

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