LEAD School

LEAD School is an academic excellence system that delivers excellent curriculum using technology in India.

Lead School is on a mission to empower India by making excellent education, accessible and affordable to every child.

LEAD School was founded in 2012 by Sumeet Mehta and Smita Deorah. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Lead has developed an integrated system to help K-12 schools with the curriculum they teach, how they teach them, secure books and other resources from vendors, and better evaluate the learning outcome.


Lead runs its own schools and partners with private schools to improve the learning outcomes of students. Its digital system offers a model based on a mobile app for teachers, which has detailed lesson plans and audio-visual resources.


LEAD works with thousands of K-12 schools where it has integrated its platform that helps them secure books and other resources from vendors, thereby cutting middlemen and bringing quality assurance.


Lead is backed by WestBridge Capital, GSV Ventures, Elevar Equity, RFE Investment Partners, and others. The company raised $100M in Series E round on Jan 13, 2022. This brings LEAD's total funding to $166M to date. The latest round mints LEAD a unicorn with a valuation of $1.1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $166M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series E)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.1B as of Jan 13, 2022
  • City/Town: Mumbai
  • State: Maharashtra
  • Country: India
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