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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Rishab Kumar Associate Palo Alto
Steve Tonsfeldt Partner Palo Alto
Erik Edwards Partner Palo Alto
Luke X. Blackett Associate San Francisco
Patrick Pang Associate Palo Alto
Bihter Ozedirne Associate Palo Alto
Amanda Pacheco Associate Palo Alto
Mark Windfeld-Hansen Partner Palo Alto
Kristopher Kleiner Associate 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 Palo Alto
Mattie Wheeler Associate Washington, DC
Bryan Berman Associate Colorado
William Corcoran Partner Boston
David Hopkins Special Counsel Colorado
Liz Paisner Associate Palo Alto
Stella Sarma Special Counsel Brussels, London
Felipe C. Pereira Associate Palo Alto
Stacey A. Bradford Special Counsel Washington, DC
John Paul Oleksiuk Partner Los Angeles
Megan Browdie Partner Washington, DC
Shannon Noonan Associate Washington, DC
Wendy Brenner Partner Palo Alto, Los Angeles
Patrick M. Stewart Associate Colorado
Patricia Myers Paralegal Specialist Colorado
Christopher Kimball Partner Washington, DC
Karen Tsai Special Counsel Washington, DC
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