Toppr

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@Hatchens: Thank you for your suggestion over the draft. I have expanded it by adding Toprr's acquisition by BYju's, as you suggested. Please do check. Thanks so much.2405:204:2282:6E99:AFCB:72C:C3D2:9365 (talk)
@CNMall41: Thank you for reviewing the submision. I am okay with the removal of the awards listing and now have deleted the Awards section from the page. If you find any issues, please feel free to fix and review the page. I read the guidelines regarding WP: COI, which you pointed and I am okay to disclose that I work in the company. However, after going through important Wiki guidelines and reading multiple Wiki pages in the same edu category, I prepared the page and its content. Please kindly review.
Toppr
Private
ISIN🆔
IndustryEdutech
Founded 📆2013; 9 years ago (2013)
Founder 👔Zishaan Hayath
Hemanth Goteti
Headquarters 🏙️Mumbai, India
Area served 🗺️
India
Members
Number of employees
ParentToppr Technologies Private Limited
Byju's (2021)
🌐 WebsiteOfficial website
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Toppr is an Indian educational technology and online learning firm[1][2], founded in 2013.[3] It is headquartered in Mumbai, India. It provides its services to the students from Class 5th to 12th. It offers exam preparation courses and online doubt-solving services for engineering, medical and commerce entrance exams.[4] As of 2021, it has over 16 million students on the platform.[5]

It was listed among Global50 Education Companies 2018 by Tyton Global Growth50.[6] CB Insights listed the company among the 'World's Hottest Ed Tech Startups' in 2015.[7] Toppr was acquired by BYJU'S in 2021.[8]

History[edit]

Toppr was founded in 2013 by Zishaan Hayath and Hemanth Goteti, an alumnus of IIT Bombay. Before starting Toppr, Zishaan Hayath co-founded Chaupaati Bazaar, a phone-commerce startup in 2008. In 2010, it was acquired by Future Group, after which he worked at Future Group till 2013 as Vice President of Products.[9][10]

Funding[edit]

In May 2015, the company raised $10 million funding in the second round from SAIF Partners, Fidelity Ventures and Helion Venture Partners.[11] In December 2018, it received $35 Million Series C funding from Kaizen Private Equity.[5] In July 2020, Toppr secured $46 million in Series D round funding led by investment firm Foundation Holdings.[12]

Acquisition[edit]

In April 2015, Toppr acquired EasyPrep, an online education platform[13] followed by the acquisition of edu-tech startup Manch in February 2016.[14]

References[edit]

  1. Singh, Rajiv (October 5, 2020). "Edtech wars: Toppr does a Cola-veri on Byju's". Forbes India.
  2. Singh, Rajiv (November 20, 2018). "Toppr: From the old school". Forbes India.
  3. Majumdar, Debleena (January 30, 2020). "Toppr: engagement and adaptive learning, with data". The Economic Times.
  4. Shashidhar, Ajita (June 21, 2015). "Learning On The Go". Business Today.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sharma, Nishant (December 26, 2018). "Deal Street: Byju's Rival Toppr Gets $35 Million In Growth Funding Round". BloombergQuint.
  6. "Tyton Announces Global Growth50". tytonpartners.com. June 19, 2018.
  7. "10 Of The World's Hottest Ed Tech Startups". CB Insights. July 23, 2015.
  8. Shriram, M. (March 1, 2021). "Why Toppr had to sell to Byju's — the inside story". Moneycontrol.
  9. Sriram, M. (March 1, 2021). "Why Toppr had to sell to Byju's — the inside story". Moneycontrol.com.
  10. Borpuzari, Pranbihanga (January 12, 2015). "On top: How Toppr.com is changing the world of exam preparation". The Economic Times.
  11. Shu, Catherine (May 7, 2015). "Toppr.com Grabs $10M To Help Indian Students Prepare For Entrance Exams". TechCrunch.
  12. Singh, Manish (July 29, 2020). "Toppr raises $46 million to scale its online learning platform in India". TechCrunch.
  13. Kurup, Rajesh (April 16, 2015). "Toppr.com acquires exam preparation platform EasyPrep". The Hindu Business Line.
  14. Sharma, Disha (February 12, 2016). "Toppr acquires edutech startup Manch". TechCircle.

Category:Test preparation companies Category:Education companies established in 2013 Category:Education companies of India Category:2013 establishments in Maharashtra Category:Companies based in Mumbai Category:Educational technology companies of India Category:Indian companies established in 2013


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