Six-year-old English learning platform Enguru has an enviable advantage over many other edtechs. In 2018, less than a year after securing a modest $2.5 million equity investment from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, it found a home on the JioPhone, Reliance Jio’s sub-$16 feature phone. It was a match made in heaven—JioPhone’s target demographic is low-income, first-time internet users, the exact audience for whom learning English is aspirational. 


Olina Banerji

Based in Delhi, Olina writes about mega-trends in urban mobility, education, skilling and the environment, with a focus on how institutions and innovations can help cities grow sustainably. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics, and has worked previously with India Today and global non-profit Ashoka.

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