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Indian edtech Unacademy cuts another 250 jobs

Indian edtech giant Unacademy is laying off about 250 employees, the latest in a series of layoffs since the reopening of schools across the country after the pandemic.

The Bengaluru-headquartered startup, valued at $3.4 billion in its last funding in 2021, is cutting 100 jobs in core roles (marketing, business and product) and 150 in sales, according to a source familiar with the situation. Unacademy has cut about 2,000 jobs since the second half of 2022.

An Unacademy spokesperson confirmed the layoff but didn’t elaborate on how many individuals were impacted.

The restructuring exercise has been “necessary” to stay on the company’s goal of reaching profitability, said the edtech startup, which counts General Atlantic, SoftBank and Peak XV among its backers.

More to follow.

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