Our K-12 business was driven purely by FOMO: Gaurav Munjal

The Unacademy co-founder talks about shutting the K-12 tuition unit, changing market dynamics, the company’s evolution and business plans.

Gaurav Munjal and I reach Maruthi Infotech Centre almost simultaneously. The commercial building in Domlur, Bengaluru, houses the offices of Unacademy, India’s second-largest edtech startup, with a valuation of around $3.5 billion. I am just about to enter the building when I receive a call, turn around to take it and see Munjal getting out of his black SUV. 

A man rushes past me to take his bag and then runs back to call the elevator. We head to the fifth floor through good morning greetings, an empty corridor in an almost empty office to the meeting room.

Munjal is …


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