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His high-profile startup has high-powered investors. But can Roman Saini help Rakesh and Reena crack big-ticket exams?

Unacademy has a super-achiever founder and loads of cash. Now comes the hard part of educating candidates and making money.
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Roman Saini, Hemesh Singh, and Gaurav Munjal, co-founders, Unacademy; courtesy of Gaurav Munjal via Twitter
Roman Saini, Hemesh Singh, and Gaurav Munjal, co-founders, Unacademy; courtesy of Gaurav Munjal via Twitter
In the startup world, there is quick growth and then there is Unacademy growth. A company set up in just 2015 is today one of the highest-funded in the education sector. It is the fifth-largest in terms of funding in the ed-tech sector, with a total of USD39 million from six funding rounds and a valuation of INR743.5 crore,
question: As it expands rapidly, can it put in place adequate measures to ensure that the mainstay of its platform — the content — is safeguarded? Only then can it grow sustainably and deliver value while balancing costs, despite the pressure to provide exits to all the investors who have bet on its growth. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)
In the startup world, there is quick growth and then there is Unacademy growth. A company set up in just 2015 is today one of the highest-funded in the education sector. It is the fifth-largest in terms of funding in the ed-tech sector, with a total of USD39 million from six funding rounds and a valuation of INR743.5 crore, question: As it expands rapidly, can it put in place adequate measures to ensure that the mainstay of its platform — the content — is safeguarded? Only then can it grow sustainably and deliver value while balancing costs, despite the pressure to provide exits to all the investors who have bet on its growth. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)

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