I'm Ujjwal, co-founder of a venture-funded education technology company BenchPrep. Ask me about technology, testing, the future of learning or anything else.
Hi I'm Ujjwal co-founder of BenchPrep! Can't wait for this AMA at 12:00PM EST.
Since 2010, My co-founder Ashish, and my team of around 20 in Chicago have built an online test preparation and learning platform that is the first and only platform to sync across your computer, phone, and tablet. All in all, we have raised over $8 million in funding. We’re backed by NEA (the biggest venture fund in the US), Lightbank (the fund started by Groupon co-founders), and Revolution (headed by Steve Case and Ted Leonsis, former executives at AOL). We are partners with the top education publishers like McGraw-Hill, Pearson Education, and Princeton Review. We have over 600,000 users, and our product has been listed in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
We’re also both immigrants. We originally came to the US to pursue advanced degrees in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Business. After gaining our degrees, we realized that technology can fundamentally transform the way learning is done. We teamed up to make our first iPhone app for studying for the GMAT, and following some early success, we’ve been growing ever since.