This is in support of interactiveX Inc. (Classavo)'s application. I had started working with them as an advisor mentor for over an year. In this time, I have seen them make tremendous strides both in terms of technology and profitability. The young, dynamic team led by a very charismatic founder Rohan Shah, is well balanced with the perfect combination of complementary skills to make any startup a success. One of the key things to note is that the company, with its very low burn rate, is already profitable and is looking at revenues in the six figures. They already have a strong client list with an impressive sales pipeline. I myself have been piloting their platform for my course at Columbia Business School.
Overall, I highly recommend this team and the venture. I believe they are poised to be the the biggest disruptor in the edtech spectrum.
Classavo is an innovated tool for streamlining teaching and administrative duties in academia. Futuristic form and function addressing todays real world problems. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Rohan and his team are working to make educational eBooks more interactive, resulting in a better understanding of core concepts by students. There is also room for disruption with the "book" that the teachers use in their classroom -- no one "book" fits all teachers for a subject, and InteractiveX is working with educators to customize the materials purchased/used by their students for their own teaching syllabus. Rohan and team would greatly benefit from joining an accelerator as they disrupt this large market opportunity.
interactiveX is a leading education technology startup out of Buffalo, NY. Rohan Shah, Josh Krouse and the entire interactiveX team singlemindedly pursued their interactive ebook platform and surrounding course tools for more than a year. During that time, I served as judge for several of the competitions and programs they applied to advance their startup. I believe they are ready to broaden their team, find their niche in the coursebook industry, and validate the value of their product. They’ll show a good return on effort invested in them.