In this episode, we bring together the leading ladies who are shaping the future of EdTech, to discuss industry trends, strategies, and new market opportunities.

Key Discussion Points:

  • The motivation and struggles in building an EdTech business
  • Key things to keep in mind while scaling sales and operations from x to 10x
  • The secret to driving repeat subscriptions: the role of content, customer success and sales


Minal Anand​
CEO & Founder, GuruQ

Minal Anand, leader and philanthropist, earned her BBA in Finance from Boston University in 2013. A true visionary, she is the founder of GuruQ, a one-of-a-kind digital platform that helps students connect with their tutors of choice. Her vision to start GuruQ emerged because there was no unified platform from which students could find the best tutors for themselves. This served as a seed for her to form GuruQ, India’s best tutoring platform.

Sonya Hooja
Co-founder & Director, Imarticus Learning

Sonya is the co-founder and director at Imarticus Learning. With over 15000+ learners and a large clientele, Imarticus has emerged as Asia’s leading Professional Education Firm. Sonya’s previous experiences include working as a strategy consultant at Accenture, ACS, and Lehman Brothers across India, Southeast Asia, and the US. Skill sets in industry and data analysis, strategy development, project management, and implementation.

Madhu Agrawal
Director, Clever Harvey

Madhu Agrawal is a co-founder at Clever Harvey. With 6,000+ alumni across 15+ countries, Clever Harvey has built the world’s first career accelerator for teenagers. Madhu was previously a corporate lawyer at Freshfields, London before finding her calling as an entrepreneur. Given her personal experience in choosing and switching careers, she is passionate about enabling every teenager to explore, focus and then accelerate toward the right career for them. Madhu is always look out for interesting conversations and enthusiastic talent.

Shreekala Kurup
Co-founder & COO, CrackVerbal

Shreekala is a co-founder and the COO at CrackVerbal. She helped build CrackVerbal’s business and operations from scratch to take it to 15000+ students through growth hacks and gumption. Her years with HP, when she started her career, helped her acquire a strong background in technology where she helped their marquee customers solve their problems. She has channeled her wealth of experience and deep management insight to help shape CrackVerbal’s trajectory. She is a fellow of the ISB Goldman Sachs Women Entrepreneurs program and also a part of the Cherie Blair Foundation for women entrepreneurs.

Tanushree Nagori
Co-founder, Doubtnut

Tanushree Nagori is an Indian entrepreneur and the co-founder of Doubtnut. She graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. She worked in the Admissions office in 2005, attempting to recruit Indian candidates for the ‘Grand Ecole’ Masters in Management program. She began working as an analyst at RA net India Pvt. Ltd. in 2006. She is also the co-founder of Class 21A, which was founded in 2009.

Pallavi Venkateshan
Director- Key accounts, LeadSquared

Pallavi is a seasoned business professional with 9 years of work experience across various sales and P&L roles. She has worked with senior leaders and CXOs across internal and external organizations with the end goal of ensuring customer success. She is currently driving growth initiatives for the Edtech vertical at LeadSquared.

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