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Akshay Agrawal is 17 year old teenager who is currently pursuing his studies in 12th grade science.
He is the Co-Founder of ClassFever. He has a deep interest in Computers and IT and spends most of time online.
Life was all fun and games for the happy-go-lucky Akshay and his parents. Life was all fun and games uptill June of 2014, which was when Akshay passed out of his 10th grade and needed to look for a new school since his current school was only till the 10th grade. This was a daunting task that had presented itself before them and suddenly life became topsy-turvy for the previously-trouble-free trio because they were now running all over and around Mumbai and Navi Mumbai to enquire about schools for Akshay.
Soon the three were swarmed with irrelevant and outdated data which was of no use to a parent while deciding a school for their child. The websites they visited, were either non-functional, outdated or irrelevant and cumbersome. There was no simple way to get the information one needed! This anger and frustration which came from this foot-numbing exercise of running all over the city of Seven Islands gave birth to ClassFever.com, an online portal which helps parents, students, teachers and anybody lookup the school details online within a matter of seconds. So no more running around like mad men trying to find out details like Student-teacher ratio and fees details which no school will ever tell you up-front; all you need to do is, look for the school on ClassFever. Even though ClassFever is a newly formed company, they have one of the strongest databases in terms of quantity and quality, both since they cover the most number of schools per area. Whats best is that they cover All sorts and types of school right from Tier-1 schools to tier-3 schools.
To top it all, visitors can read and writer reviews about the schools and register to receive updates when someone else writes a review about that school. Also, schools can claim these profiles to explore additional engagement and parent-satisfaction-enrichment options. Registration is free. The revenue model is centered around schools, tutors and coaching institutes. Parents, teachers and students don't have to pay anything.
The venture is Co-Headed by Akshay and his father acts as the second Co-Founder. They are assisted by a team consisting of a few Data Entry Operators, a web developer and a financial consultant.
Akshay is currently in his 12th grade and the other co-founder of the venture has immense experience in the sales and marketing field which he would apply to gain the best amount of traction possible through the market.
The team describes the venture as the 'Zomato for school' and says that the response has been far beyond immense! The website is a hit and the team tells us that they would soon be out with a unique offering which nobody has thought of. They would soon be launching a dedicated job section only for teachers and followed by an innovative online admission system.
The company is currently completely Bootstrapped and is actively looking for funds and any publicity avenues and PR related activities. Please feel free to contact them regarding any media related queries.