EdTech Market Brief India Q1 2016 EDUKWEST

EdTech Market Brief India Q1 2016

Although the education and EdTech markets in India are still of nascent nature, it is hard to ignore the passion and appetite of both startup founders and investors alike.

EDUKWEST already published several sought-after reports on the Indian EdTech scene, namely a report on mobile learning, our Indian EdTech Startup List and our first EdTech Reading List India.


This EdTech Market Brief is designed with readers in mind that want to stay at the top of their game, who have a special interest in the latest happenings in the Indian education technology sector with a focus on EdTech startups and investments.

It features a total of 57 curated articles from leading sources covering the latest trends and numbers that are shaking up the education scene on the subcontinent. It includes 17 Op-Eds and interviews with edtech founders, 14 articles covering K-12 & Higher Education, as well as 18 profiles of edtech startups.

Other noteworthy developments include the rollout of Google’s free public WiFi network, the impact of Digital India on edtech startups and a rising corruption problem in the public and medical education space.

For this EdTech Market Brief we traced 21 funding rounds in Indian edtech startups and companies, with a total of over $150 million invested in the first quarter of 2016. The lionshare went to NSPIRA ($60m), a Hyderabad-based education management provider and Byju’s ($75m), a K-12 learning platform. Byju’s round was led by Sequoia Capital and marks the largest round for an Indian edtech startup to date.


Bonus: by purchasing this EdTech Market Brief you receive a promo code to get 10% off our EdTech Startup List: India, featuring over 210 edtech startups from the subcontinent.

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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com.