UpGrad

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

Funding rounds

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UpGrad Venture round, August 2020
6,800,000
August 12, 2020
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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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