UpGrad, a Bangalore-based startup that specializes in higher education and upskilling courses, said on Monday it has raised $185 million in a new financing round that valued it at $1.2 billion.
Singapore’s Temasek, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, and IIFL financed the new round.
“We are pleased with the investor interest ever since we opened up for fundraise, and had our maiden raise from Temasek, followed by IFC and IIFL in the last 60 days,” said Ronnie Screwvala, cofounder and chairperson of upGrad.
Screwvala, who pioneered the cable television business in the South Asian market and also produced several Bollywood blockbusters, said on Monday that the startup will deploy the fresh funds to explore several merger and acquisition opportunities.
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