Way2SMS Founder Raju Vanapala Ventures Into Online Learning With LearnSocial

Raju Vanapala, founder of Way2SMS has launched an online learning, LearnSocial. LearnSocial is a global marketplace for Instructor-led Online Learning. Unlike other traditional online education or the new generation of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform, LearnSocial offers Live Instructor-led online courses on wide range of topics including Technology, Languages, Business Management, Robotics and many others.


With a team size of 50, LearnSocial identifies industry relevant courses for college fresher/s, mid-career professionals, senior professionals; and also partners with Industry experts. LearnSocial captures each lecture to ensure the best teachings are accessible forever.

LearnSocial has partnered with over 200 highly experienced industry experts to teach on this unique learning platform. Going forward, LearnSocial plans to increase the number of courses and in diverse segments. Currently 11 courses are available on the platform; but about 10 new courses will be added each month going forward.

Way2SMS was a huge success with around 20 million registered users. The company had acquired its rival 160by2 and was later sold to Value First. Way2SMS was however, later returned to its founders due to legal issues surrounding Value First. Way2SMS had also launched Social Ad Exchange, Eyeing IPO in 2012. Founder Mr.Raju Vanapala had also funded Price Comparison Engine FindYogi with $100k.

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