Mumbai based Edtech startup, PurpleTutor has grown in teacher capacity by 10x in the last 12 months. While the number of teachers about a year ago was just 30-40, it is about 300 at the moment. Given the unprecedented demand for the product and the service globally, the company is growing its business rapidly and intend to take the number of teachers to 3000 in a year’s time now. The startup which operates in the skill-building for kid’s segments had earlier raised money from IvyCap Ventures and other prominent investors earlier in the year.
While overall hiring has been taking place across the company to support their growth over the last 1 year, particularly teachers have been at the forefront.Gaurav Perti, Founder and CEO, PurpleTutor, said “”We are on an aggressive hiring spree, especially for teachers from a computer science background. Most of our teachers are women, and in line with the sustainability goals, with more than 60% of the teachers coming in from tier 2 cities and beyond.”
Looking forward, the company aims to expand in the North America market in the next couple of months andconsidering the demand, the company is rapidly increasing headcount across functions. The next 1 year while they expand their presence in their markets, they look to add capacity across all functions.
India produces more than 2 lakh IT/Computer Science graduates every year, options such as these make a good career choice.With a large pool of prospects to choose from, the winning formula for teacher selection is their 5-stage recruitment process followed by constant trainings on various topics. The company provides great work from home opportunity for qualified women who can give a substantial part of their day in teaching.According to the company, most of the teachers on the platformsee Purpletutor as the primary source of income.
The recruitment has clearly helped the business to grow over the last 1 year and today the company has more than 1,50,000 registered users across the world.Talking about working model, Perti says, “We are how scheduling more than 1,000 hours of classes per day, and are running sizeable operations. As we have grown we’ve maintained quality levels which are paramount in this business.”