Tutor enablement platform, XPrep has become yet another Indian edtech firm to be backed by Facebook. XPrep has been selected by Facebook for its prestigious global programme, FBStart, designed to help early stage mobile startups. Under the programme, the company has received $40,000 worth of credits and services from Facebook and its partners like AWS, Dropbox, Adobe and MailChimp. It has also earned access to an exclusive community of developers and mentorship from the Menlo Park headquartered team of FB engineers.
Taking a cue from the hardships faced during their coaching days, IIT Roorkee alumnus Mukul Rustagi and NSIT alumnus Bhaswat Agarwal decided to start XPrep in September 2015. XPrep serves as a platform to fill the gap within the tutor-parent community. Establishing a continual and seamless engagement within the student-parent-tutor ecosystem is XPrep's value addition. It enables parents to monitor their child’s progress during the course of tuition while helping tutors serve their batches efficiently and scale their business.
XPrep equips its tutors with a mobile app to assist them in conducting their classroom and communicating with the parents in a transparent manner, all on their fingertips. The mobile app lets tutors perform daily tasks like sending out announcements, conducting their quizzes and notifying their classes using the app’s automation techniques.
Mukul Rustagi , CEO, XPrep, commented, “There lies a huge opportunity in supplementing the assistance based offline education system using online technologies. We have to provide the kids with the best of both worlds. Paying customers are a testimony to our product and we aim to build better going ahead. FBStart is going to help us achieve this goal faster. ”
Bikash Dash, CTO XPrep added, “We are very excited to be a part of FbStart program . Receiving mentorship from FB Engineers and benefits for product development will be a huge help in terms of scale, growth and engagement for XPrep .”
Mukul added, “FBStart will help us bring down our technology costs considerably.This money can then be redirected to our marketing and team building activities which will, in turn,help us embark on a higher growth trajectory.”
XPrep, since its inception, has acquired a base of 100+ tutors and 6,000+ students across Delhi NCR and plans to expand to other cities soon. It was also one of the finalists of this year’s Unitus Seed Fund and Sylvant Advisors’ StartEdu programme.