Byju’s acquires US-based computerized reading platform Epic for $500 million

India’s most important startup Byju’s has acquired US-based advanced reading platform Epic to strengthen its hold on the edtech area.

Byju’s has fixed a $500-million deal for the securing to help its situation in the US by giving admittance to more than 2,000,000 educators and 50 million children in Epic’s current worldwide client base. In 2019, it had acquired US-based instructive games creator Osmo for almost $120 million.

It very well might be noticed that it is the second-greatest buyout deal started by Byju’s after it bought physical instructing network, Aakash Institute, for almost $1 billion.

Over the course of the following not many years, Byju’s has plans to extend further in America and different nations as the edtech area continues to become worldwide.


Founded by CEO Suren Markosian and Kevin Donahue, Epic is a well known advanced book platform with more than 50 million clients. The advanced reading platform is particularly implied for children as long as 12 years old. It has an assortment of more than 40,000 famous books, videos and book recordings.

Markosian said that Epic was created to make quality books more available to kids everywhere.

“The arrangement of our missions and shared enthusiasm makes Byju’s the ideal partner, as we’re confident this procurement will touch off fervor for learning around the world,” said Markosian added.

Byju’s said Epic would help its arrangements of international and US market development. As referenced before, the organization has already saved $1 billion for putting resources into North America.

Byju Raveendran, founder and CEO of Byju’s, said the partnership will empower them “create connecting with and intelligent reading and learning experiences” for children around the globe.

“Together we have the chance to create effective experiences for children to become long lasting students,” said Byju Raveendran.


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