Mr. Ed-Tech Startup

About Me:

I’m an Electrical Engineering graduate from one of the top 15 institutes in India. For the last 4 years I have been working with an Ed-Tech startup (funded by Google and Sequoia), where I have grown from being a Business Development associate to heading the recently started US operations.


Target School: Chicago Booth

Considering: Ross, Berkeley Haas, INSEAD, Kellogg SOM

See More Profiles For: Chicago Booth

Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: NIT Durgapur

Undergrad Major: Electrical Engineering

GPA: 8.5

GMAT: 720

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: Asian or Indian

Extracurriculars: Football - Love playing and watching the game. Have started a football league in my city that has been running for last 2 years and been organising exciting city-wide tournaments., Pokemon Go - Active player since launch in 2016. Have built a community of like-minded players that has now spread to 4 cities. Been instrumental in creating and nurturing the community through various community building measures.

Work History:

Title: Head of US Operations

Industry: Education

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 4 yrs

Title: Associate Consultant

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 1 yr, 8 mos

Big Life Wins:

Was tasked with heading city operations for Mumbai, that had been underperforming for long. I was able to build a strong team, set efficient processes, and achieve the revenue targets for the entire year. Over the course of the year we were able to improve on metrics like Average Booking value, Lifetime Value, Tenure, and Renewal % significantly.

Post MBA Goal:

My Post-MBA goal is to work in Operations for a few years in a company like Amazon that has become a household name across the globe and learn what it takes to keep the whole machinery ticking. In the long term, I want to take up a COO role where I can drive a business by building efficient scalable processes.


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  • Odds Assessment: 25%

    Hi Edtech applicant, this is is Deepak Punwani from MBA Exchange. Congrats on the move to the US. Like the edtech background and the fact that you are setting up operations in a very competitive market. This is quite interesting experience and am sure differentiates you in a very competitive pool. Edtech is the flavor of the year in India given the Covid related lockdown and everyone from Unacademy to Vedantu to Byjus to Cuemath is hoping to catch onto the wave. So you could be at right place at right time. Your academic profile is also solid though would be interested to see the split of your GMAT. Would like to see a little more re how your extra curricular activities have aided your …

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  • Stratus Admissions Counseling Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Ed. Tech Startup, this is Donna Bauman with Stratus Admissions Counseling weighing in on your profile. I’m impressed with your big win in improving city operations in Mumbai and this will be a great background to work in operations for a company like Amazon. Booth has the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and your ed-tech background could be valuable there. I like your chances at Booth. I think your odds at INSEAD could be good too. With that GMAT just shy of many of these schools averages and then coming in from an over-represented pool you face a hurdle here in differentiating yourself enough to stand out. Go deep in knowing why you want each program—and if you have some spare time …

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