SINGAPORE/BENGALURU -- A foray into the U.S. has started to pay off for Bengaluru-based online education startup Scaler Academy, perhaps sooner than Chief Executive Officer Abhimanyu Saxena anticipated. Saxena, visibly happy at the turn of events, is gushing wisecracks. "In my opinion, it is easier to earn a dollar than a rupee," he said.
The Sequoia Capital-backed startup, which was valued at about $700 million in February, trains technology professionals in software development and data analytics. It sold courses worth $1 million in the U.S. in April, barely a month after it launched there. It made $5 million that month in India, where it started in 2019.