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UpGrad

upGrad is an Indian online higher education company, founded in 2015 by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Phalgun Kompalli, and, Ravijot Chugh.

upGrad is an Indian online higher education company, founded in 2015 by Ronnie Screwvala, Mayank Kumar, Phalgun Kompalli, and, Ravijot Chugh. The company is the official education partner for Government of India - Startup India program. The EdTech company offers online programs to working professionals, college students, and corporates in the fields of IT, Data Science, Management and Technology.

Acqui-hiring

In 2016, upGrad acquired mobile SaaS-based product Pyoopil to deploy B2B online corporate training programmes. In 2018, the company acquired Acadview to enter the higher education market for college students. In 2019, upGrad acquired CohortPlus - an online community platform focused on product management and data science.

Academic Partners

upGrad collaborates with national and international academic partners to create online programs. It offers 30 programs in association with the academic partners that includes BITS Pilani, IIT Madras, IIIT-B, IMT Ghaziabad, NMIMS Global Access School for Continuing Education, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), Duke Corporate Education, MICA, Deakin University, and Liverpool Business School.

Accreditation

upGrad is accredited by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Startup India program, and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Awards
  • LinkedIn’s ‘Top 25 Startups’ in 2018 and 2019
  • ‘Best Education Brands’ Award by Economic Times Best Brands 2018
  • ‘Best Tech for Education’ by IAMAI 9th India Digital Awards & Summit 2019

Timeline

August 12, 2020
UpGrad raises a $6,800,000 venture round from Iifl Asset Management.

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UpGrad Venture round, August 2020
6,800,000
August 12, 2020
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April 29, 2021
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The equity infusion of USD 160 million in two quick rounds takes the Mumbai-based startup closer to unicorn status
April 26, 2021
mint
Ronnie Screwvala's latest venture UpGrad is speeding toward a landmark $1 billion valuation
Prashant K. Nanda
April 26, 2021
mint
Indian online education market has been in a sweet spot over the past couple of years, and more so after covid-19 disruptions, and firms like UpGrad, Byju's have been doing brisk business
Prashant K. Nanda
April 26, 2021
mint
Indian online education market has been in a sweet spot over the past couple of years, and more so after covid-19 disruptions, and firms like UpGrad, Byju's have been doing brisk business
Saritha Rai | Bloomberg
April 26, 2021
@bsindia
Entrepreneur says his upskilling startup is targeting $2 billion in revenue by 2026.
Madhurima Nandy, Nandita Mathur
April 8, 2021
mint
After a spell of robust hiring focused on sales, marketing and operations to try and protect their revenue in 2020, startups are now looking to launch new products, ramp up tech capabilities and expand leadership as they grow
Samreen Ahmad
April 6, 2021
@bsindia
Clocks revenue of Rs 100 cr in March; set to acquire two start-ups to strengthen presence in higher education sector
BS Reporters
March 5, 2021
@bsindia
Some will bear cost for staff, kin; essential workers want govt help
Press Trust of India
February 14, 2021
@bsindia
The small town-focused Upgrad Jeet, which is a souped up version of its recent The Gate Academy, will be mostly focused on the Hindi-speaking small town folks who are looking for mid-scale govt jobs
upGrad Education Private Limited
February 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- upGrad, Indiens größtes Unternehmen für Technologie in der Hochschulbildung, gab die Ernennung eines vierköpfigen unabhängigen Verwaltungsrates...
upGrad Education Private Limited
February 5, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- upGrad, la plus grande société indienne d'EdTech, a annoncé la nomination d'un conseil indépendant de quatre membres pour développer ses...
T E Narasimhan
January 31, 2021
@bsindia
upGrad has almost doubled its users in six months and aims to touch 10 lakh by the end of 2021
Press Trust of India
December 15, 2020
@bsindia
upGrad, an online higher education company, on Tuesday said it has acquired recruitment and staffing solutions company Rekrut India
IANS
December 15, 2020
@bsindia
The amount was undisclosed
November 27, 2020
The Indian Express
Vi has collaborated with multiple brands including upGrad, Udemy, Pedagogy, cure.fit, 1mg and more to offer its subscribers with additional benefits; here are all details.
Nandita Mathur
November 25, 2020
DealStreetAsia
upGrad plans to invest $13m into its new subsidiary.
Press Trust of India
November 24, 2020
@bsindia
Bengaluru-based TGA operates 57 coaching centres across the country
Press Trust of India
August 9, 2020
@bsindia
Machines and algorithms in the workplace are expected to create 133 million new roles, a joint statement quoted him as saying
Vinay Umarji
June 16, 2020
@bsindia
To offer BBA, BCA, MCA, MBA and LLM with Jamia Hamdard, O P Jindal Global University
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