Byju Raveendran is the Founder and CEO of India’s largest Ed-tech Company, BYJU’S. An entrepreneur by chance and a teacher by choice, he is a two-time CAT 100 percentile holder and National Math Olympiad winner.
Byju started BYJU’S CAT classes in 2008. His unique teaching style and focus on learning made him a household brand amongst students and parents in a span of 4 years. In the year 2009, Byju undertook his first experiment with technology by launching online video based learning for CAT through VSAT. In 2011, the company was incorporated (Think and Learn Pvt Ltd) with focus on the K-12 space.
However, the real breakthrough was in 2015 with the launch of the BYJU’s learning app which has seen a phenomenal engagement, with 12 million downloads and reaches over 1700 cities and town in the country so far. The learning app makes use of original content, watch-and-learn videos, rich animations and interactive simulations that, as opposed to rote memorization, make learning contextual and visual. The app also adapts to the unique learning style of each student, inviting them to explore different concepts.
Apart from being a passionate teacher, Byju also likes travelling and experiencing new things.