The company was launched in 2011. It’s name Vedantu is derivative Sanskrit words Veda (knowledge) and Tantu (network). The organization is run by IIT-Alumni Vamsi Krishna (Co-Founder & CEO), Pulkit Jain (Co-Founder & Head of Product), Saurabh Saxena (Co-Founder) and Anand Prakash (Co-Founder & Head of Academics). Earlier, the team founded Lakshya, which was acquired by MT Educare, (a subsidiary of Zee Learn) in the year 2012.
It primarily provides services to students from Grades 4 to 12 of Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) & Central Board of Secondary Education. Currently the company’s primary business is live online tutoring in STEM, Hindi, English, Sanskrit, German, French, Environmental Science and Social Science. It uses a White Board Audio Video Environment (WAVE) method for their 1-1 student teacher live sessions. It provides test preparation courses for Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Foundation, National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Problem Solving Assessment (PSA).
In January 2022, the company joined Byju’s, Simplilearn, Unacademy, and upGrad became one of the founding members of IAMAI’s India EdTech Consortium.