Byju's acquires WhiteHat Jr in $300mn deal

Byju's has acquired WhiteHat Jr., a startup focussing on online coding classes for kids, continuing the dealmaking frenzy in the ed-tech space. While it did not specify the deal value, a person in the know said it is a $300 mn all-cash deal.

WhiteHat currently offers live online coding classes to children in the age group of 6 to 14 and helps them build commercial-ready games, animations and apps. Its subscription packages are priced between Rs 6,000 to Rs 1 lakh, depending on the number of classes. It currently offers three packages of 8, 48 and 144 classes, respectively.

"Technology is at the centre of every human interaction today and we had set out to create a coding curriculum that was being delivered live and connected students and teachers like never before. Integration with a visionary company such as BYJU’S will help take this idea to new heights and help unleash the remarkable creative potential of kids at a global scale," Founder and CEO of WhiteHat Jr. Karan Bajaj.

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