WhiteHat Jr founder departs a year after selling to Byju’s – TechCrunch


Karan Bajaj, the founder and chief govt of WhiteHat Jr, is leaving the agency a 12 months after promoting the startup for $300 million to Indian edtech large Byju’s.

In an electronic mail to staff on Wednesday, Bajaj and Byju’s founder and chief govt Byju Raveendran mentioned the departure follows a “mutually determined” determination made on the time of acquisition of WhiteHat Jr.

Chatter about Bajaj leaving the agency has been floating round for greater than 1 / 4. TechCrunch inquired Byju’s in early April if Bajaj was going to go away the agency, a element India’s most dear startup dismissed as false on the time.

Days later, Byju’s introduced it was rebranding its worldwide enterprise as Byju’s Future College and Bajaj as its chief.

Within the electronic mail immediately, Raveendran mentioned, “whereas I want he would’ve stayed longer, Karan is a power of nature and accustomed to creating unconventional decisions, as you all know, and I want him solely the perfect for what’s going to absolutely be an thrilling path forward.”

Raveendran mentioned Trupti Mukker, who beforehand oversaw the shopper expertise at WhiteHat Jr, will now be main WhiteHat Jr.

WhiteHat Jr, which teaches youngsters coding, math, and science, is among the quickest rising edtech startups in India. The startup has additionally drawn consideration due to its uncommon step to sue critics.

“All in all, I’m really very excited to your path forward and deeply grateful for permitting me to be part of your lives for this intense, difficult however deeply satisfying interval we expertise collectively,” wrote Bajaj to staff immediately.


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