Byju’s eyes $1 billion IPO for physical tutor chain Aakash

Indian edtech giant Byju’s is engaging with bankers to put together a plan for the initial public offering of its physical tutor chain unit Aakash, which it acquired last year, a source familiar

Byju’s clears $230 million payment to Blackstone for $1 billion Aakash deal

Byju’s has cleared all its dues to Blackstone by paying $234 million it owed the global investment giant for the $1 billion acquisition of Aakash, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch,

Byju’s cuts hundreds of jobs, pushes back payments for $1 billion acquisition

Byju’s, India’s most valuable startup, has eliminated hundreds of jobs in recent days and pushed back on payments for a $1 billion acquisition it announced last year. The Bengaluru-headquartered s

James Murdoch firm invests $600 million in India’s Allen Career Institute

Bodhi Tree is taking a $600 million stake in Allen Career Institute as James Murdoch and former Disney executive Uday Shankar’s investment platform expands its bet on India’s growing edtec

Byju’s acquires Indian tutor Aakash for nearly $1 billion

Why did Byju’s raise over $1 billion last year and is already inching closer to securing another half a billion dollars? We are getting some answers today. Byju’s said on Monday it has acquired Aa

Byju’s is reportedly buying Indian brick-and-mortar institute Aakash for $1 billion

We may finally have an answer to why Byju’s, the world’s most valuable edtech startup, raised hundreds of millions of dollars last year. Bloomberg reports that the Bangalore-based startup has agre

Datawind’s Sub-$50 Android Tablet Hitting The UK Soon, Next-Gen Device Matches iPad Specs On Paper

The DataWind Aakash tablet made headlines when it promised to deliver a full-featured Android device for just under $50 a couple years back, and now the company and the device have shared some new inf

India’s Low-Cost Tablet To Get Test Market In Philadelphia Schools?

The saga of India's "$35 tablet" is long and <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/01/03/indias-low-cost-aakash-tablet-pre-orders-hit-1-4-million/">slightly disappointing</a>. While the idea of low-cos

India’s Low-Cost Aakash Tablet Pre-Orders Hit 1.4 Million

The low-cost Indian tablet known as the <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/aakash/">Aakash</a>, which we have followed in its career over the last year, is finally shipping. In late December they ope

Ubislate 7: India Gets Second Low-Cost Tablet – For US$57

India is getting a second government-sponsored tablet. <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/08/15/35-indian-tablet-demonstrated-on-video/">The</a> <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/01/20/the-35-ind

"$35" "Indian" Tablet To Ship This Month (For $50)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/indian-35-scam.jpg" />While neither the cost nor the design origin of the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/15/35-indian-tablet-

The $35 Indian Tablet Delayed, Possibly Up For A Vaporware Award

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/indian-35-scam.jpg"/>You must recall <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/15/35-indian-tablet-demonstrated-on-video/">the $35 India

$35 Android Tablet Not Really From India

Oh boy.. turns out that the much advertised $35 “Indian Tablet” isn’t actually from India. The reality is that the tablet is made by a Chinese manufacturer named Hivision, and sold a

Another Look At The Ultra-Cheap Indian Tablet

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/0.jpeg"/>The joy of <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/08/15/35-indian-tablet-demonstrated-on-video/">India's $35 tablet</a> seems t

$35 Indian Tablet Demonstrated On Video

“It is probably the cheapest innovation of all times.” Bear in mind that the $35 price on this tablet, which we heard about a couple weeks back, is a fantasy until it is actually in produc