In a recent boost to growing EdTech startup Unacademy, former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has signed a multilayer deal with Unacademy. Sachin has got a strategic stake in the known startup. Other than that, Sachin will also work as Brand Ambassador of Unacademy.
More Detail about Sachin-Unacademy Partnership
As per Economic Times Report, Sachin will deliver interactive classes over the Unacademy platform. These classes will be free of cost. The cricketer will also help the Bangaluru based startup in designing the contents.
The company reported the above development on Monday. The startup is thrilled to have Sachin Tendulkar on board. He is having a huge fan following globally. In India, people consider him the God of Cricket.
Unacademy CEO and co-founder Gaurav Munjal said that the discussion related to the current deal was going on for the last 6-7 months. Finally, he agreed to be the strategic investor as well as the Brand Ambassador of the startup.
He further added that having Sachin with us will help the company to achieve its mission. It will also help us to democratize knowledge and education faster.
Unacademy did not reveal the financial details of the partnership. Media portals connected with the cricketer to know his views about the current tie-up. He seems energetic with this unique partnership.
Sachin Views about Current Partnership and Unacademy Recent Growth
Sachin said that it is a great opportunity for me to connect with as many as people possible. In a month, we speak billions of words. Through this platform, we can connect with billions of people. The main idea is to connect people with me where I can share my experiences for the betterment of society. I will conduct frequent sessions on the platform.
More details about how Sachin will help the startup related to contents will be revealed in the coming days. The platform wants to involve Sachin Tendulkar in content creation and promotion actively.
Unacademy is one of the best EdTech startups in India. It has a huge database of more than 47k teachers. The platform has billions of minutes of watch time every month. Affordable and quality contents make Unacademy popular among the masses. Doubt clearing sessions and the live interactions make learners life easy on this platform.
Unacademy got a unicorn status in September 2020 with fresh funding of $150 million from Japanese investor SoftBank. The company valuation became $2 billion in November 2020 with an investment from New York-based investor Tiger Global. Unacademy also raised funding from Facebook.