Winner 2019

Founder and CEO, Byju’s

India’s newest billionaire, Byju Raveendran founded the Bengaluru based ed-tech company Byju’s in 2008 along with Divya Gokulnath. This learning app helps students prepare for competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE, and GMAT. The entrepreneur’s firm was last valued at $5.7 billion and has raised over $969.8 million funding from investors such as Mark Zuckerberg, General Atlantic, Tencent, Naspers, Qatar Investment Authority, and Canada’s Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) among others. Recently, Byju’s tied up with Disney to launch Disney Byju’s Early Learn app for children aged 6-8 with Disney’s stories. Under Raveendran’s leadership the company crossed Rs 200 cr ($28.61 mn) in monthly revenue in April 2019.