|Founders 👔||Ashutosh Kumar|
|Headquarters 🏙️||Navi Mumbai, India|
Area served 🗺️
Number of employees
Testbook is an Indian educational technology company, headquartered in Navi Mumbai. It enables students to prepare for recruitment exams in government and banking like SSC, Bank Clerk, Bank SO, Bank PO, Insurance, Railway RRB, Defense exams etc.
Testbook was founded in 2014 by a group of IIT Delhi and IIT Bombay alumni, Ashutosh Kumar, Narendra Agrawal, Praveen Agrawal and Manoj Munna. In 2014, the company started its first guidance to the students preparing for GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) examination.
Testbook has received a series of fundings from a number of investors. In October 2014, The company raised a seed funding of $2,50,000 from Shankar Narayanan, Utsav Somani, LetsVenture and Ah! Ventures. After this, in March 2016, Testbook received an undisclosed amount of Series A funding from India's oldest and largest publishing and education services enterprise, S. Chand Group. Later, in March 2017, Testbook has raised an undisclosed amount from Matrix Partners.
Awards and recognition
- 2016: Recognised as ‘Best Start-up to work for in 2016’ by SiliconIndia Magazine
- 2017: Recognized as a top-5 rising start-up in 2017 by Tech In Asia
- 2017: Supported the women empowerment campaign carried out by the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar. This Testbook campaign was called ‘Betiya Banegi Memsahab’ where Testbook covered half the expenses for daughters of Bihar who aspire to prepare for the government/bank exams.
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