Scaler (by InterviewBit), one of the fastest-growing tech education startups, has announced the acquisition of Pepcoding, a Delhi-based educational technology company, to strengthen Scaler’s business ecosystem. With the acquisition of Pepcoding, Scaler aims to bring synergies between the two companies to enhance its offering in the tech education space. The deal will further accelerate growth and support across various business units, including strategy, product design, B2B enterprise, operations and instructor org.
The financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Pepcoding was founded in 2017 with the vision to bring in “The Great Indian Coding Renaissance”. The platform specialises in Data Structure & Algorithms (DSA), Web Development, Data Science, CORE, CBSE, GATE & Business Analytics. Pepcoding provided a platform for undergraduate students with both offline and online courses that enabled them to improve their coding skills, learn with like-minded people and secure employment opportunities across leading companies. The team has worked with over 5000 learners since its launch, empowering them to make successful career transitions.
Announcing the acquisition, Co-founder of Scaler & InterviewBit, Abhimanyu Saxena, said:
We are delighted to welcome the Pepcoding team to the Scaler ecosystem. Sumeet’s team has demonstrated a unique ability to stay true to its core ability to transform the learning experiences of young engineering students. Their experience with undergraduate students will come in handy to our recently launched residential undergraduate program, the Scaler School of Technology. Pepcoding’s diverse talent pool and Sumeet’s extensive industry expertise will help accelerate the pace we are working towards achieving our vision and mission.
As a strategic move, Pepcoding has merged with Scaler. Its co-founder, Sumeet Malik, has joined the startup as an instructor and content creator to help improve the learner experience, especially in the Low-Level Design (LLD) curriculum. Other Pepcoding employees have joined Scaler as full-time employees working across diverse teams. The Pepcoding team will also play a vital role in developing Scaler School of Technology, a newly launched 4-year residential undergraduate program in Bengaluru. As Scaler opens its doors to the first batch of students this academic year, the team’s expertise will play an essential role in the building and execution of the program.
Founder & CEO of Pepcoding, Sumeet Malik, added:
We are excited to be a part of one of India’s fastest-growing tech education companies and work towards the shared vision of nurturing future-ready technology talent. Like Scaler, we are excessively focused towards the success of our students and firmly believe that the nation has enough raw talent to one day build products and companies that will dominate the world, similar to what organisations like Google, Microsoft and Uber have done. All they need is the appropriate direction and access to opportunities. This strategic union with Scaler will help us take a step towards revolutionising how India learns and works with technology.
In the last two years, it is the fourth acquisition by Scaler following the acquisitions of AppliedRoots, Coding Minutes, and Coding Elements.
Co-founded in 2014 by Anshuman Singh and Abhimanyu Saxena, Scaler aims to offer high-quality technical education by tech leaders and subject matter experts from various tech giants, including Google, Facebook, Intuit, Microsoft, Amazon, Hotstar, and Snapdeal. It offers two flagship programmes—Scaler Academy and Scaler DSMLwhich upskill working professionals and educate aspiring engineering students. Over 800 companies have collaborated with Scaler for their tech recruitment needs. The company has received support from global investors, including Sequoia Capital India, Tiger Global, and Lightrock India, and has expanded its presence across India and the US.