There is an old proverb, “If there is a will, there is a way”. Similarly if there are problems around the world, there are solutions too, some has been found and some are on the way. In today’s section we are bringing to you the story of a start-up that is constantly building up with strong determination to crack the solution for a very crucial problem.
“It was a cold winter evening in Ohio,USA and one of my cousin in ninth grade was preparing for his mid term exams. He asked for my help getting troubled by some concepts but unfortunately i was of no help to him. There and then a thought crossed my mind, there might be a lot of kids, students and professionals facing the same issue in day-to-day life and that ignited the spark in me to build a platform to provide a solution” narrates Ankur Aggarwal, founder and CEO of Flexiguru.
Ankur started researching and results were very strange. Flooded with e-learning portals, online world was not having a single platform which integrates content and live tutoring services into an easily consumable format and thats what became the USP for Flexiguru. And then started the journey with Piron Corporation which is the holding company and corporate identity of Flexiguru. Piron includes all B2B operations while Flexiguru is B2C, the retail brand. The vision was to optimize the learning experience by curating and assembling the content available on internet at one place in a very organized manner.
There are four comprehensive sections which makes Flexiguru a complete package, Ask a question and get it answered, Self-Study learning content, practice assessments and live tutoring services.
“The journey has been so incredible with lots of challenges and difficulties but the zeal of making Flexiguru a worldwide buzz kept us accelerating towards the goal” adds Ankur. The company stands tall with more than 20,000 paid users across the globe. The company has already got seed funding and has a couple of US Angel investors on board which is pretty much decent for any startup in this phase.
Replying about the future endeavors of Flexiguru, Ankur says “There are many e-commerce portals in the world but proper execution of accurate strategies makes Amazon gem in the crowd, we at Flexiguru are implementing the accurate strategies targeting at evolving market to be the Amazon of education industry ”
Flexiguru is competing against Udemy, Tutorvista and WizIQ in the $52 billion e-learning industry that is said to be expanding 20% per year.
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Stay tuned for Flexiguru Entrepreneur section going to be live soon.