Gaurav Munjal, the CEO and co-founder of Unacademy, established a YouTube channel during his college days where he initially uploaded video tutorials.
Discover the individual who transformed his YouTube channel into a Rs 25,000 crore company, without being from IIT or IIM.
Unacademy is currently one of India’s most popular EdTech companies. It has experienced rapid growth in recent years, becoming a well-known name. Unacademy offers various courses to students preparing for competitive exams like JEE, NEET, UPSC, GATE, CA, etc. The platform also provides foundational subjects (K-12). Gaurav Munjal, Hemesh Singh, and Roman Saini founded Unacademy in 2015. In this article, we’ll delve into the story of Gaurav Munjal, who transformed his YouTube channel, Unacademy, into a Rs 25,000 crore enterprise.
Gaurav Munjal serves as the CEO of Unacademy. He displayed a keen interest in technology from a young age and was a member of the science club during his school years. Gaurav Munjal began coding at the age of 12. After completing his schooling, he pursued a BTech in Computer Science from NMIMS University.
During his college days, Gaurav Munjal established a YouTube channel where he initially uploaded video tutorials. Later on, he rebranded the channel as Unacademy. Gaurav Munjal always aspired to build a business, and after completing his engineering, he launched a venture called Flatchat. Additionally, he worked as a software engineer at Directi. Interestingly, Gaurav continued to create content for his YouTube channel, Unacademy, even while being employed at Flatchat and Directi.
After a few years, Gaurav made the decision to transform his YouTube channel into an educational platform and collaborated with his friend Roman Saini. Unacademy experienced rapid growth, attracting numerous educators within months. Softbank invested USD 150 million in its expansion, and according to reports, Unacademy is now valued at Rs 25,000 crores.