Noida-based edtech startup Classplus, that helps educators and content creators launch and scale their online coaching businesses, has appointed Ankit Sood as the Head of Global Growth.
The announcement comes a week after Classplus raised $70 million in a Series D round led by Tiger Global and Alpha Wave Global. Sood, who was the chief revenue officer for OYO APAC previously, will lead international expansion for Classplus.
Sood, a seasoned professional in the startup ecosystem, has previously led multiple business verticals across different geographies at high growth startups such as OYO and Zomato over a career spanning 15 years. He graduated from IIM Calcutta and was one of the founding team members at Shiprocket where he was also appointed the CFO.
Founded in 2018, Classplus has already begun its international expansion in Southeast Asia. As it builds a global footprint across the world over the next few years, Sood will play a pivotal role in the expansion, the company said in a statement.
“I am extremely thrilled to join the Classplus team in their vision to empower the educators of tomorrow. Classplus, over the last four years, has built an exceptional platform for educators/content creators and is playing a remarkable role in giving them an opportunity of building their online businesses. With strong focus on product and tech, the team has already built a platform that transcends geographies and categories. I look forward to driving hypergrowth across multiple geographies, opening new business opportunities and building new revenue streams while constantly keeping the success of our educators and content creators at the forefront,” said Sood.
“We are delighted to welcome Ankit to the ever-growing Classplus team. Ankit has almost exclusively worked with startups during their high growth phase, making this the best time for him to join our clan to propel our global expansion. Seeing the seamless launch in SEA and the early adoption from the region, we are confident that we will emerge as a powerful global player under his astute leadership,” said Mukul Rustagi, CEO and co-founder, Classplus.
The international expansion team led by Sood is actively hiring and has more than 50 open positions across entry to senior-levels in marketing, product, and business development, the company statement said.