Ankit Sood has been named Head of Global Growth at Noida-based edtech firm Classplus, which assists educators and content creators in launching and scaling their online coaching companies.
Classplus raised $70 million in a Series D investment led by Tiger Global and Alpha Wave Global just a week ago. Sood, who formerly served as the chief revenue officer for OYO APAC, will oversee Classplus’ international expansion.
Sood, a seasoned startup expert, has previously led numerous business verticals across different locations at fast growth firms such as OYO and Zomato throughout a 15-year career. He graduated from IIM Calcutta and was a member of the founding team at Shiprocket, where he was also named CFO.
Classplus, which was founded in 2018, has already begun its international expansion in Southeast Asia. Sood will play a critical role in the firm’s global expansion over the next five years, according to a statement from the company.
“I am overjoyed to be joining the Classplus team in their mission to empower tomorrow’s educators.” Classplus has established an amazing platform for educators/content creators over the last four years and is playing a significant role in providing them with the opportunity to build their online businesses. With a strong emphasis on product and technology, the team has already created a platform that spans continents and categories. “I am excited to drive hyper-growth across several geographies, generate new business opportunities, and build new revenue streams while maintaining the success of our educators and content creators at the forefront,” Sood said.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ankit to the ever-expanding Classplus family.” Ankit has almost entirely worked with startups throughout their rapid development phase, making this the ideal time for him to join our clan and help us accelerate our global expansion. We are optimistic that we will emerge as a formidable global player under his intelligent leadership, based on the smooth launch in SEA and early uptake from the area,” stated Mukul Rustagi, CEO and co-founder of Classplus.
According to the company statement, the international expansion team managed by Sood is currently hiring and has more than 50 available roles ranging from entry to senior levels in marketing, product, and business development.