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Byju's acquires LabInApp

Byju’s founder Byju Raveendran. (Mint)Premium
Byju’s founder Byju Raveendran. (Mint)

  • We have created a virtual learning and teaching environment representing science laboratories, LabInApp co-founder and CEO Pavan Shinde said
  • Acquisition of LabInApp by Byju's during the course of a global pandemic exemplifies the growth story of innovative ed-tech solutions

NEW DELHI : Edutech major Byju's has acquired Unitus Ventures-backed LabInApp for an undisclosed amount. LabInApp offers science lab-like simulation on mobile devices, curating interactive and immersive learning experience for students and teachers. Byju's confirmed the development.

"Technology has become the core to most human essentials, with ed-tech topping the chart; especially in the pandemic world. While schools have their set of challenges, students shouldn't miss out on experiential learning. Keeping this in mind, we have created a virtual learning and teaching environment representing science laboratories where teachers can teach practical concepts to students," LabInApp co-founder and CEO Pavan Shinde said in a statement.

He added that to further scale LabInApp's products and potential, there is no better education platform than Byju's that has a huge number of K-12 students actively using their services. "Acquisition of LabInApp by Byju's during the course of a global pandemic exemplifies the growth story of innovative ed-tech solutions," Unitus Ventures Managing Partner Will Poole said.

He added that Unitus remains steadfast in mentoring early stage start-ups applying advanced technology to meet the needs of India's lower-income populations and supporting them to scale newer heights. Founded in 2015 by Pavan Shinde, Girish Shirigannavar, Pramod Ramdurg, and Vinayak Hulabutti, LabInApp's solution has more than 5,000 schools on-board across India.

There are 550 simulations on LabInApp with more in various stages of development. The content is designed as per the NCERT guidelines and supports all major curriculum from Grades 6 to 12. Unitus Ventures invested in LabInApp in 2015-16 along with Sylvant and Sandeep Maheshwari as angel investors. With Byju's acquisition, Unitus will exit the company completely, the statement said.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

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