Pratyush RAJ Prasad, Co-founder at GurujiFinder Private Limited
Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by GurujiFinder Private Limited
Pratyush RAJ Prasad: So it all began with an event hosted by IIT Bombay's e-cell. My co-founder (Shoeb Akhtar) and I met there, and he was trying to build something interesting and solve problems with coaching classes and students. So our conversation lasted two hours, and we then discussed it there. We both knew at the end of the conversation that we were thinking big, and we began working for Guruji Finder from there.
Great Companies: What makes GurujiFinder Private Limited different from hundreds of other similar service providers?
Pratyush RAJ Prasad:
So we have two products. The first is our online portal, which allows anyone to find the best tutors and coaching classes in their area. For learners who lack motivation when taking tests, we created a gamified version of the quiz portal that rewards you if you win quizzes organised by us and the coaching class.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Pratyush RAJ Prasad: So, because we're still in the early stages, the most difficult part was conducting market research because we needed on-the-ground data. We almost talked to 300+ students and discovered the exact problem, as well as the pain point for coaching class. Furthermore, we still didn't have a good designer on our team, so hiring was a major issue.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for GurujiFinder Private Limited?
Pratyush RAJ Prasad: We intend to launch our full working platform within the next month, but for the time being, we are focusing on students who plan to pursue post-graduate studies and assisting them in finding the best coaching in their area. With GurujiFinder, we hope to completely transform the offline unorganised coaching classes market.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Pratyush RAJ Prasad: JUST DO IT man, life is too short to procrastinate to atleast take first step.