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upGrad Onboards CohortPlus, as its 3rd Acquihire in 2 Years

In Business
July 04, 2019

upGrad, India’s leading Online Higher Education Company, has bought CohortPlus’s platform and brought their team onboard in a strong partnership. CohortPlus is India’s largest and the most active community on Product Management and one of India’s largest communities on Data Science.

India has seen more than 400% rise in demand for data science professionals across varied industry sectors at a time when the supply of such talent witnesses a slow growth, said Talent Supply Index (TSI) by Belong. Built with the vision of becoming a career partner for people looking to transition into new age careers and having grown organically to 31K+ community members, CohortPlus brings with itself rich consumer insights, which will enable upGrad to enhance its offerings for the learners.

“Employees in India are looking forward to picking up new age skills to make themselves more relevant in the current workforce. upGrad’s highly engaging online learning solution along with CohortPlus’s deep penetration in the community of Data Scientists and Product Managers, will allow us to reach a much larger and relevant audience,” said Ronnie Screwvala and Mayank Kumar, Co-founders, upGrad in a joint statement.

CohortPlus is an online community founded in 2015 by Srinivasan Narayan, which brings together likeminded career aspirants in a single community platform, where they can network with each other, ask and clarify doubts and be abreast of the latest events in the field of data science and product management. Its member base includes 31100+ professionals from around the world, from companies like Google, Adobe, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Uber, Amazon, Practo, Zomato etc.

Members can post their questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals and can also get assistance for job interviews. The team of CohortPlus is based out of Bengaluru. Today this community is one of the largest and the fastest growing community in this domain and continues to grow organically. CohortPlus had raised angel investment from Manish Maheshwari (MD, Twitter India), Alok Mittal (Founder, Indifi) and Sujatha Kumar (Head of Marketing, Visa) in 2015.

“With upGrad’s support, CohortPlus intends to build a proprietary go-to platform for anyone looking to take a step up in their careers. We are looking forward to widen the joint vision of building careers of tomorrow and becoming transformational partners for those looking to up skill and raise the bar for themselves,” said Srinivasan Narayan, Founder and CEO, CohortPlus.