Byju's acquires 3D virtual lab Unitus-backed startup LabInApp

LabInApp is a Unitus Ventures investee company that offers science lab-like simulation on mobile devices. It was acquired today by Byju's.

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Edtech Decacorn Byju's has acquired LabInApp. LabInApp is a Unitus Ventures investee company that offers science lab-like simulation on mobile devices, curating interactive and immersive learning experiences for both students and teachers. Both companies have not yet disclosed the acquisition amount.


About LabInApp

Pavan Shinde, Girish Shirigannavar, Pramod Ramdurg, and Vinayak Hulabutti founded LabInApp in 2015. It offers around 550 simulations in various stages of development. LabInApp enables K-12 students and teachers to perform science experiments in a real-time 3D computer graphics environment on the basis of their curriculum.

The simulations cover concepts across physics, chemistry, biology and math, said a company release. All major platforms including Windows, Android and web support the app. The content is designed per NCERT guidelines and supports all major curricula from grades 6 to 12.


Talking about the company, Pavan Shinde, Co-founder & CEO, LabInApp says,

“Technology has become the core to most human essentials, with edtech topping the chart; especially in the pandemic world. While schools have their set of challenges, students shouldn’t miss out on experiential learning. Keeping this in mind, we have created a virtual learning & teaching environment representing science laboratories where teachers can teach practical concepts to students.”

About the deal


Unitus Ventures invested in LabInApp in 2015-16 along with Sylvant and Sandeep Maheshwari as angel investors. With this acquisition, Unitus will be exiting the company completely.

“The acquisition of LabInApp by Byju's during the course of a global pandemic exemplifies the growth story of innovative ed-tech solutions. Unitus remains steadfast in mentoring early-stage start-ups applying advanced technology to meet the needs of India’s lower-income populations and supporting them to scale newer heights,” said Will Poole, Managing Partner, Unitus Ventures.

LabInApp is Byju's sixth acquisition overall and this year’s second. Earlier this year, it acquired Whitehat Jr. for $300 Mn. Last year, it acquired Palo Alto-based Osmo for $120 Mn. Further, its other acquisitions include — Math Adventures, Tutorvista and Vidyartha.