Year in review: Edtech attracted dollars and controversy in 2020


At first glance, things couldn’t have been better for the up-and-coming edtech industry in India. It received total investments of over $2.2 billion. Student count was estimated at more than 250 million up to K12 levels. Paid and free subscriptions reportedly crossed 90 million. The big got bigger through acquisitions while others continued to dream big. 

However, amidst all this noise, there were also a couple of big challenges that these edtech companies faced during the year. And, none bigger than the vast majority of India’s population that remained outside internet coverage. There was also the case of an edtech company facing severe social media flak over attempts to teach coding to kids between 6-14 years of age. 

When crisis of continuity became the opportunity

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