WhiteHat Jr founder departs a 12 months after promoting 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 e mail to workers 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 had requested Byju’s on April 1 if Bajaj was going to go away the agency, one thing India’s most precious startup dismissed as false info on the time.

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

Within the e mail at this time, Raveendran mentioned, “whereas I want he would’ve stayed longer, Karan is a drive of nature and accustomed to creating unconventional selections, as you all know, and I want him solely the most effective for what’s going to absolutely be an thrilling path forward.”

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

WhiteHat Jr, which teaches children coding, math, and science, is likely one of 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 actually 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 workers at this time.


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