Stoodnt – which helps students aspiring to study abroad by connecting them with
high-quality college admission counsellors, and providing guidance, insights
and online tools – has raised an undisclosed amount in funding from Rajan
Anandan, Vice-President, Google, South-East Asia and India.
prolific angel investor in India. He primarily invests in early-stage
technology companies in sectors like the internet, mobile and software.
user experience, for product development and to expand the user and brand base.
School Alumni, Ajay Singh and Yuri Punj, and software entrepreneur Sena
Palanisami, Stoodnt recently started operations in India, its first
international market. The company recently appointed Ramdas Sunder, another
Alumni of Harvard Business School, with more than 20 years’ of experience in
engineering, consulting and management roles with companies such as Pitney
Bowes, Freescale Semiconductor and McKinsey Consulting, as Managing Director of
India and South Asia.
investment from number of angel investors and senior executives with Fortune
500 companies in India and USA. During the first four months of operation,
Stoodnt has engaged thousands of students on its platform from 50 or more
countries, and is providing counselling and guidance to tens of students
aspiring for undergraduate, graduate and MBA admissions in the US and Canada.
Company plans to launch counselling services for UK, Australia and other
markets in the near future.
highly fragmented, low-tech and fraught with fraud, biased advice and quality
issues in international markets. The focus of our platform is to provide
insights, online help and college admission expert guidance by leveraging data,
technology and people. We provide solutions that make life easier for students
and parents during the college admission process, and helps them make the best
decision and get the best outcome. We are delighted to have someone like Rajan
be associated with this opportunity to make a difference in the future of
millions of aspiring students,” said co-founder Ajay Singh.
focusing on helping millions of students fulfil their aspiration of studying
abroad. It makes the admission process objective, convenient and productive. It
has a rigorous process for on boarding and training college admission
counsellors, and tools built in to monitor service quality.
studying abroad is increasing consistently, growing by 10% in 2015. India had
approximately 4 lakh students studying abroad in 2015, about 25% of them in US
colleges. India has the youngest population in the world, and with growing
global aspirations and focus on education, the number of students going abroad
for higher studies is expected to double over next few years.
easily accessible Internet technology and global expertise, we believe every
student should be able to get quality advice, help and guidance at affordable
prices to achieve their college dreams. A technology-enabled platform that
makes the process of interaction, communication and collaboration seamless,
productive, transparent and of high-quality was the need of the hour,” said