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Indian edtech startup WhiteHat Jr, owned by Byju's, fires 300

Online market Udaan also lays off 180 employees as startup sector woes continue

"Coding-for-kids" startup WhiteHat Jr is owned by Indian education technology company Byju's. (Source photos from WhiteHat Jr website and Kosaku Mimura)

NEW DELHI -- "Coding-for-kids" startup WhiteHat Jr -- owned by Indian education technology company Byju's -- has laid off around 300 employees globally, a source close to the company told DealStreetAsia.

Separately, business-to-business marketplace Udaan has fired 180 employees, joining a wave of Indian startups cutting staff to curb costs in the face of tough markets.

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