Byju’s fires marketing, content, SaaS vertical heads in cost-cutting drive

The exits are the latest reminder of the multiple crises brewing at the edtech company, which is reeling under liquidity pressure.

Byju’s, India’s largest edtech company, is undergoing a major overhaul. In a last-ditch move to cut costs and survive amidst debt repayments, lack of funding and poor cash flow, the company has fired thousands of people, including senior leaders like marketing head Atit Mehta, content head Asheesh Sharma, SaaS vertical head Deepak Ananthakrishnan and K-10 (kindergarten to grade 10) vertical head Ramesh Karra.

“These are the key top-level exits. Apart from them, a lot of employees at the VP and AVP level have been fired from functions like sales, post-sales and tutoring,” says a person in the know, requesting anonymity. …


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