Byju’s founder holds onto his CEO position amidst removal rumors


  • Byju’s founder Byju Raveendran has reiterated to employees that he is still the CEO amid rumors of his removal.
  • Confidence in future prospects.

The founder of Byju’s, Byju Raveendran, recently addressed employees amidst speculation about his removal as CEO following a shareholder vote. Raveendran asserted his continued leadership despite an emergency general meeting where a shareholder group, including Prosus Ventures and Peak XV Ventures, voted against him.

Byju’s founder addresses removal rumors

Raveendran’s letter to employees outlined alleged violations of local rules by the shareholders during the meeting. He emphasized that the meeting lacked the minimum quorum and failed to secure majority support for proposed resolutions. Out of 170 total shareholders, only 35 attended, representing around 45% ownership in the company.

Raveendran argued that this lack of adherence to established procedures rendered the decisions made at the meeting invalid. The resolutions presented by the shareholder group aimed to address governance, compliance issues, financial mismanagement, and the reconstitution of the board, with a focus on reducing control by the founders of T&L.

However, Raveendran contested the legitimacy of these resolutions due to procedural irregularities. Despite these challenges, Byju’s embarked on a rights issue seeking to raise $200 million in funding. This move demonstrates the company’s confidence in its future prospects. Raveendran highlighted the overwhelming response to the rights issue, indicating positive momentum and signaling an inevitable comeback for the startup.

Confidence in future prospects

Raveendran also criticized minority shareholders for allegedly spreading misinformation in the media and engaging in actions that could undermine the company’s position. However, he expressed confidence that the company’s stance would ultimately prevail over the shareholders’ efforts. The letter reflects Raveendran’s determination to maintain leadership and navigate through the current challenges facing Byju’s.

Despite the recent turmoil, Raveendran projects optimism about the company’s future trajectory. Byju’s, headquartered in Bengaluru, was once the country’s most valuable startup. However, recent events have raised questions about its direction and stability. Raveendran’s letter serves to reassure employees and stakeholders about the company’s resilience and ability to overcome obstacles.

As the edtech industry continues to evolve and face increasing scrutiny, Byju will need to demonstrate strong leadership, transparency, and effective governance to regain trust and secure its position in the market. Raveendran’s commitment to addressing the challenges head-on and his confidence in Byju’s future success will be key factors in shaping the company’s trajectory in the coming months.

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