BYJU’S, the global leader in personalized learning with more than 100 million students on its platform, andTynker, the world’s leading K-12 creative coding platform, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for BYJU’S to acquire Tynker, further accelerating BYJU’S U.S. market expansion. The acquisition will enable Tynker to introduce its creative coding platform to even more kids, educators, schools and coding camps globally. Tynker’s creative coding platform has been used by over 60 million kids and 100,000 schools in 150 countries.
Tynker co-founders Krishna Vedati, SrinivasMandyam and Kelvin Chong will remain in their roles and continue carrying out Tynker’s mission of providing every child with a solid foundation in computer science, programming, and critical thinking skills. All three co-founders are parents themselves and started Tynker to create a platform that would provide children with the proper tools to create an engaging introduction to computer science. Since its inception in 2013, Tynker has helped kids create over seven billion lines of code, and the founders remain passionate about bringing every young learner’s creation to life and making an indelible impact on the current education system.
Over the last year and a half, BYJU’S has acquired two additional major edtech companies in the U.S. –Osmo, the award-winning playful learning system for creating healthy screen time experiences, andEpic, the leading online digital reading platform. All three acquisitions map back to BYJU’S goal of investing $1 billion in the U.S. edtech market over the next three years.