How Polish edtech startup Brainly notched up 15 million users in India in 2 years

How Polish edtech startup Brainly notched up 15 million users in India in 2 years

  • The startup has raised $38.5 million (the most recent round being Series B) from seven investors, including Naspers (it also funded India’s first edtech unicorn BYJU’s).Catching up with YourStory in Bengaluru, Co-founder and CEO Michal recollects that it was a different world when Brainly was launched, with not many global edtech companies, and little investment from VCs.
  • In India, Brainly has more than 15 million active users, the same as India’s first and only edtech unicorn BYJU’s.
  • Brainly says it has witnessed 200 percent annual growth since it entered India in 2016, and claims to be the number one education website in India in terms of number of visits it gets.
  • By engaging students into that collaboration online, we take every question and answer, and store it in our knowledge base.
  • We take into account the size of that particular language-speaking community, popularity of the language, and internet penetration in the region of those language users, so that we can scale up.”But home tutoring is the norm among school children in India.


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