Anil Nagar
CEO & Founder, Adda247

Anil Nagar is the Founder and CEO of Adda247, an esteemed online vernacular learning platform in India, dedicated to serving the educational needs of over 80 million students and aspirants across the nation. Under his exceptional leadership, Adda247 has evolved into the largest and most rapidly growing multilingual educational technology platform in the country. It specializes in the K-12 segment, government job preparations, NEET/JEE and various other competitive exams. Anil, at the helm, drives Adda247's mission to make quality education accessible to all by expanding its presence across the diverse linguistic landscape of India, eliminating barriers in learning.

Originating from a rural background with limited access to educational resources and quality learning, Anil's brilliance became evident from the outset. He secured admission to the prestigious IIT-BHU, where he pursued a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Subsequently, he completed an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Goa Institute of Management.

After his formal education, he ventured into the corporate world and quickly ascended the ranks. Beginning as a Business Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions, he later embarked on his journey as an education entrepreneur, establishing Metis Eduventures Private Limited, where he assumed the role of CEO.

While occupying esteemed positions in the corporate world, Anil remained deeply connected to his humble beginnings and rural roots.
In a remarkable commitment to extending high-quality education to students in rural areas and fostering social welfare, Anil co-founded 'Career Power' in 2010 with Saurabh Bansal. This brand was dedicated to providing coaching classes to students. Fueled by his unwavering dedication to making a difference, Career Power swiftly emerged as one of the fastest-growing and most successful enterprises in the education industry, with a presence in over 100 centers across different regions in India.

In 2016, Anil recognized the rapid growth of the internet in India, coupled with decreasing data costs, as a golden opportunity. He envisioned leveraging the internet's reach to deliver high-quality education right to the most remote corners of the country. What's more, the online mode made education highly affordable.

Fueled by the grand vision of making education accessible to the last mile, Adda247 was born. Launched as a mobile application, it served as a one-stop destination for students to prepare for any exam online. And thus, the journey toward democratizing education began. Recognizing the importance of students learning in their local languages rather than just Hindi and English, Anil initiated the development of study materials in various regional languages, such as Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, and others, on the proprietary Adda247 App in 2019. This approach gained rapid acceptance among students, allowing them to comfortably learn in their native languages. Operating on a freemium model, the edutech brand offers an extensive array of learning content through its YouTube channels too.

With Anil steering the ship, Adda247 has transformed into a comprehensive edutech hub, committed to resolving educational challenges at the grassroots level in India. Today, this pioneering educational company offers 360-degree learning solutions, addressing the diverse educational needs of Tier II and Tier III students, including K12 education and online courses for competitive exams such as Banking, SSC, Teaching exams, Defense exams, GATE, JEE, NEET, UPSC, and State exams.

In the past year, the company successfully secured around $35 million in funding through a round led by WestBridge Capital and Google. This funding round also witnessed participation from existing investors, including Info Edge, Asha Impact, and JM Financials.

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