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Ed-Tech startup “EduKart” gets acqui-hired by Paytm


Ishan Gupta, founder of EduKart will join Paytm as vice president business

Bengaluru – Sept 27, 2016. RedNewswire/-

EduKart is India’s leading education marketplace, offering education seekers a platform to choose and enroll from 2500+ courses in degree, diploma, certifications, entrance coaching and K12 categories. EduKart has more than 10,000 paid students on its platform and partnerships with over 120 course providers.

This company which was founded by Ishan Gupta and  Mayank Gupta in 2011 gets acqui-hired by Online payment and shopping site Paytm. Paytm is India’s largest mobile commerce platform.

Paytm started by offering mobile recharge and utility bill payments and today it offers a full marketplace to consumers on its mobile apps.In a short span of time Paytm has scaled to more than 60 Million orders per month.

EduKart is purchased by Paytm for its staff’s skills and expertise, the 50-member team of EduKart has joined Paytm in various roles. While Ishan Gupta has joined the company as its vice-president of business.

Ishan Gupta said,…

“My whole team has joined Paytm in various roles. Their commerce business is expanding and has become a key business. I will be looking after the seller ecosystem for the company’s commerce business. Having worked with One97 in the past the transition is expected to be quite smooth.”

 Kiran Vasireddy, Senior vice president, Paytm said,…

“The team at EduKart has built a unique education services platform in a short time and has an in-depth understanding of customer needs. This move will further strengthen our efforts to build services faster and drive growth in this sector.”

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