Kushal Sharma on building StudyShare.in

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What does your startup do?
StudyShare.in is primarily a resource sharing website and discussion website exclusively for the students. The portal collects and categorizes free resources for various exams and subjects across different disciplines. These resources are then shared with the community at no charge.

It includes following services

  • Sharing of ebooks (upload and download)
  • Sharing of 2 minute tutorials
  • Platform to sell/buy books
  • Tips and tricks
  • Sectoral Analysis
  • Articles by the best in business

These are dispersed in each of the following categories

  • College Specific Resources
  • Placement related Resources
  • Entrance Examination Resources
  • Certification Preparation Resources
  • Famous Books

Who are the founders and how did the idea occur to them?
Studyshare.in was started by Santhosh Sharma and Kushal Sharma in Dec 2010. The middle class background of both the co-founders and the first hand difficulty in preparation during entrance examinations and college exams led to the idea of studyshare.

Kushal did his B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NSIT, University of Delhi. Post that, he is presently pursuing his MBA from FMS, Delhi. Santhosh did his M.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from IIT Kanpur. Post that, he worked as software developer in ANZ Bank for 6 months. Post that, he is presently pursuing his MBA from FMS, Delhi.
How do you promote your portal?
Our promotion strategies include the following.

  1. Email Marketing
  2. Social Media Marketing
  3. Strategy and Advertising Competitions
  4. Word-of-mouth Marketing

What is your business/revenue model?

We are presently focusing on building the brand among students and delivering value. We are presently in experimenting stage for the revenue stream. We strive to create value for the students community by fostering discussions and facilitating sharing of study related resources.
How many people currently use your portal?
In last month we had more than 40,000 visitors  generating over 90,000 pageviews.  In last 7 months, since inception we have had more than 175,000 visitors generating over 450,000 pageviews. These numbers keep increasing on a month-on-month basis.
What is your team size?
Apart from the two co-founders, we have two other people from the corporate domain in our core team.
What are your future expansion plans?
We aim to cater to students in all fields of study. We want studyshare.in to be positioned as one stop website for students to help them in their studies, act as repository of peer guidance and abundant knowledge resources.
You can check the website at www.studyshare.in.
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