BYJU’S Acquires Tynker to Continue U.S. Expansion

Two edtech leaders join forces to help kids develop STEM skills in fun and meaningful ways, both at home and at school.

Byju’s and Tynker, a K-12 creative coding platform, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Byju’s to acquire Tynker, further accelerating Byju’s U.S. market expansion. The acquisition will enable Tynker to introduce its creative coding platform to even more kids, educators, schools and coding camps globally. Tynker’s creative coding platform has been used by over 60 million kids and 100,000 schools in 150 countries.

Tynker co-founders Krishna Vedati, Srinivas Mandyam and Kelvin Chong will remain in their roles and continue carrying out Tynker’s mission of providing every child with a solid foundation in computer science, programming, and critical thinking skills.

Bringing Tynker into the BYJU’S family will help guide the two edtech giants to their goal of unlocking a love for creative coding by innovating, exploring and setting new benchmarks for tech-enabled personalized learning solutions. The acquisition will not only help expand BYJU’S U.S. footprint by providing access to the more than 60 million students and over 100,000 schools in Tynker’s existing global user base but is also key for both brands who share the same vision to democratize access to coding for students.

Over the last year and a half, BYJU’S has acquired two additional major edtech companies in the U.S. – Osmo, the award-winning playful learning system for creating healthy screen time experiences, and Epic, the leading online digital reading platform. All three acquisitions map back to BYJU’S goal of investing $1 billion in the U.S. edtech market over the next three years. 

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