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Young entrepreneurs in the ed-tech industry

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5 Dariya News

20 Feb 2020

The ed-tech industry is a growing one in this tech savvy world. Why would anyone want to spend bundles of money and take the pain of wasting time and going to coaching institutes when they can find all the study materials and information online. This was not a very common concept also a few years ago until some young entrepreneurs like Akshay Chaturvedi, Byju Raveendran, Surbhi Dewra and so on came into action and launched websites for this purpose. They believed that education is the right of all human beings and that no one should miss any opportunity due to lack of education.

Akshay Chaturvedi

Leverage Edu is based on this concept only and has positively impacted the lives of many. He has won several awards for such a unique thinking and idea. He has received Prime Minister’s Champions of Change (2017), CNBC Young Turk (2019), Forbes 30 Under 30 (2020) and so on. Previously he has worked in several companies and helped them solve the problems better. Akshay Chaturvedi is the founder and CEO of leverage education. It previously just dealt with career guidance of people but now it also deals with higher education, competitive preparation as well as career guidance. Leverage education is a platform where like minded people can share their knowledge, career guidance, tips for getting jobs and tips for their first job. It is a platform where people can clear their doubts and interact with people from where they can gain knowledge and spread the same. Leverage education not only helps people gain career advice but they are also given advice so that they can choose the right career path.

Byju Raveendran

Byju is another website as well as an application which provides quality education to students online from quality teachers. They are known for providing organized and quality guidance to the students from an early age. Students can clear their doubts and study at their own convenience and ability. This was a major invention which solved the problems of several students as well as parents. They also have their techniques of teaching and instructing copyrighted so that no one can take away their uniqueness and teaching style. Some of the investors in this venture are Verlinves, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Aarin Capital and Sequoia Capital.

Ruchir Arora

Ruchir Arora is the founder of collegedekho. This is the start-up which has answered the biggest question of all fresh graduates, which college to choose and various reports about college. The different reviews are given on this website so that the students can compare and make the right decision. Ruchir Arora has thirteen years of experience in technology and media. He has specialisation in online marketing, product management, technology management, business development and so on. He was previously head of sales and digital business in Shine.com. He completed his MBA from ISB in IT and finance and started his career with Strategic Initiatives.

Gaurav Munjal

Gaurav Munjal is the founder as well as CEO of Unacademy. Unacademy is known specially for providing guidance in competitive examinations including NET preparation. The concept is very much similar to that of Byju’s but the specialisation is a bit different. Unacademy specializes in providing coaching for competitive examinations whereas Byju provides the same for school going students basically. There are educators whom students can follow, according to their choice and preference. All these are for free, mostly. Gaurav Munjal completed his B. Tech from NMIMS and started his career as a software engineer in Directi. In Unacademy he holds his role of a software developer.

Rajveer Meena

Seeing the emerging power of internet, mobile phones and all such gadgets, Rajveer Meena launched OnlineTyaari.com to completely change the education industry. Rajveer Meena specializes in finding solutions to complex problems, understanding consumer behaviour, understanding market needs and acting accordingly. The website provides coaching for government examinations in languages like Hindi, English as well as Marathi. He has completed his MBA from IIM Lucknow in Marketing and Strategy and started his career as a software developer in TCS. He also worked in Ramco for a few years where he was previously a product consultant and then Business Manager. At present he is vice president at Embibe and Angel adviser in Fintech.

 

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