Unacademy’s Resilience in a Shifting EdTech: A Look at Strategies


In the dynamic realm of EdTech, Unacademy has emerged as a beacon of financial resilience amid challenging times. With a reported Rs 1,800 crore in the bank, the company has not only weathered the storm but also managed to reduce cash burn significantly by 60%.

Co-founder and CEO Gaurav Munjal’s assurance to employees, highlighting a robust cash reserve extending beyond four years and positive cash flow in Q2, adds a layer of confidence in the company’s financial stability. This commitment becomes particularly noteworthy in an industry grappling with a funding squeeze and a drop in demand.

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Unacademy’s online business witnessed a 30% decline, echoing the broader trend observed in the EdTech segment. However, the silver lining lies in the 87% improvement in EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization), showcasing the company’s adeptness in navigating operational challenges.

In a strategic move, Unacademy has expanded its reach beyond the digital realm by establishing offline learning centers. This diversification hints at an adaptive strategy, recognizing the importance of catering to different learning preferences and addressing potential gaps in the digital landscape.

The EdTech industry, once riding high on the waves of Covid-induced demand for digital services, is now witnessing a contraction. Several prominent players, including Byju’s, Vedantu, and Physics Wallah, have been compelled to trim their workforce, reflecting the wider challenges faced by the sector.