Oxshott’s fake investment in Byju’s and a missing Rs 1,200 crore

Last September, the edtech company announced the investment. Nine months on, there is no sign of the money or the investor.

Once might be understandable, but twice? It seems Sumeru Ventures wasn't the only fake investment in Think & Learn Pvt. Ltd, which does business as Byju’s, India’s largest education technology company. The Morning Context has learnt that money from Oxshott Capital Partners, or related entities, for an investment announced in September 2021 hasn’t come to the edtech company either.

“Oxshott was supposed to lead a Rs 2,200 crore Series F round with an investment of Rs 1,200 crore,” says a person in the know, asking not to be named. “But the money never came.”

A regulatory filing with the Ministry …


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