Australia edtech start-up Vygo to set up Sri Lanka engineering unit

ECONOMYNEXT – Vygo, an Australia based education technology company said it will set up an engineering office in Sri Lanka which may see a doubling of its staff by the end of 2021.

“The strategic decision to expand to Sri Lanka comes at a time where COVID-19 continues to affect many industries,” Vygo chief executive and co-founder, Ben Hallett said in a statement.

“With the brand’s primary audience being a younger and tech-heavy-user, it is imperative that our talent hub become home to bright, young, thirsty minds.

“We strongly believe that with the high standard of software engineering academic programmes in Sri Lanka, the resulting graduates will become ideal candidates for Vygo.”

The firm which started in 2017 supports university students linking tutors, mentors, counselors and advisor provider ‘educator and peer’ support.

Head of Product, Amrit Rupasinghe, says Vygo is similar to “having an older sibling by your side on campus.”

Vygo said it had been named as one of the 50 to edtech companies in Australia and New Zealand for 2020 and has been recognized for helping students during Covid-19.

Vygo says it is backed by education investors in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom and is used in Universities in the UK and Australia.

Vygo now has staff in Australia and UK and is planning a funding round in the second quarter of 2020 to expand. (Colombo/Jan24/2021)

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