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EdTech Sector Witnesses Increase In VC Investments In First Half Of 2020

When the whole startup ecosystem is facing tough times due to the effects of COVID-19, edtech startups have witnessed extraordinary growth.

For the first half of 2020, Indian edtech startups have collectively raised over $795 million compared to $108 million in the previous year.

As schools are closed and students are dependent on e-learning, investing firms are investing heavily in Edtech startups and edtech has emerged as a hot sector for venture capital firms to invest in.

Edtech giant Byju’s is also set to hire around 4,000 employees in the next 6 months as demand for its online courses increased since the lockdown in March.

Edtech and healthcare are the only two sectors that look unaffected by COVID-19. Other sectors like hospitality, mobility, e-commerce, and travel remained the worst affected sectors because of COVID-19. These sectors have recorded a 30-70% fall in the deal sizes.

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