Edtech firm Vedantu lays off 424 more employees

Published on May 18, 2022 10:06 PM IST
  • Vedantu competes with the firms like Byju's, Unacademy, Simplilearn, UpGrad and Amazon Academy.
Vamsi Krishna, co-founder and CEO, Vedantu Innovations Pvt. Ltd.(MINT_PRINT)
Vamsi Krishna, co-founder and CEO, Vedantu Innovations Pvt. Ltd.(MINT_PRINT)
ANI | , Bengaluru

Days after firing 200 contractual and full-time employees, edtech firm Vedantu has laid off 424 more people, Vedantu's Co-founder and CEO Vamsi Krishna announced.

"There is no easy way to say this but I am truly sorry. Out of 5,900 Vedans (employees), 424 of our fellow teammates i.e about 7 per cent of our company, will be parting with us," Krishna wrote in a blog post.

"This has been an extremely difficult call to make, and I want each Vedan to understand why V (Vedantu) had to take this call and what it means to you and the future of Vedantu," Krishna added.

Vedantu is a pioneer in live online tutoring. In September last year, the company raised $100 million in its Series E round, from investors such as ABC World Asia, Coatue and Tiger Global, taking its valuation to over $1 billion.

Vedantu competes with the firms like Byju's, Unacademy, Simplilearn, UpGrad and Amazon Academy.

Last month, Unacademy laid off about 600 employees comprising nearly 10 per cent of its workforce. 

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