Byju’s Agrees to Acquire Tynker to Continue US Expansion

Palo Alto – September 28, 2021 – Cooley advised Byju’s, a personalized learning platform, on its definitive agreement to acquire K-12 creative coding platform Tynker, further accelerating Byju’s US market expansion. Lawyers Rishab Kumar, Steve Tonsfeldt and Erik Edwards led the Cooley team advising Byju’s.

Byju’s acquisition of Tynker will help guide the two edtech giants toward their goal of unlocking a love for creative coding by innovating, exploring and setting new benchmarks for personalized tech-enabled learning solutions. The acquisition will not only expand Byju’s US footprint by providing access to the more than 60 million students and 100,000+ schools in Tynker’s existing global user base, but also is key for both brands to execute their shared vision of democratizing access to coding for students.

Founded in 2015 by Byju Raveendran and Divya Gokulnath, Byju’s was created to unlock the love for learning for students K-12. By blending real-world and digital play in a seamless, active way, the company has created an opportunity for people to learn at their own pace and preferred style with the support of an empowering network of 11,000+ global educators. Byju’s is paving the way for geography-agnostic learning tools that sit at the cross-section of mobile, interactive content and personalized learning methodologies.

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Related Contacts
Rishab Kumar  Partner Palo Alto
Steve Tonsfeldt  Partner Palo Alto
Erik Edwards  Partner Palo Alto
Luke X. Blackett  Associate San Francisco
Patrick Pang  Associate Palo Alto, New York
Amanda Pacheco  Associate Palo Alto
Mark Windfeld-Hansen  Senior Counsel Palo Alto
Kristopher Kleiner  Special Counsel Colorado
Peter Burns  Of Counsel Palo Alto
Scott Dailard  Partner San Diego, Washington, DC
Alla Kagan  Paralegal Specialist San Diego
Casey Warsh  Associate Colorado
Chelsea André  Associate Colorado
Bryan Berman  Special Counsel Colorado
William Corcoran  Of Counsel Boston
David Hopkins  Special Counsel Colorado
Liz Paisner  Associate New York
Stella Sarma  Special Counsel Brussels, London
Stacey A. Bradford  Special Counsel Washington, DC
John Paul Oleksiuk  Partner New York, Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Megan Browdie  Partner Washington, DC
Shannon Noonan  Associate Washington, DC
Wendy Brenner  Partner Palo Alto, Los Angeles – Santa Monica
Patricia Myers  Paralegal Specialist Colorado
Christopher Kimball  Partner Washington, DC
Karen Tsai  Special Counsel Washington, DC
Barbara Mirza  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown