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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

March - 2012 - issue > Entrepreneur Corner

Lessons from My First Venture

Krishnan Ganesh
Monday, March 5, 2012
Krishnan Ganesh
Krishnan Ganesh, the Founder and CEO of TutorVista, and the CEO of SMARTHINKING, shares his experiences and the lessons he learnt from his first venture.TutorVista is an online tutoring company which was founded in 2005. Both these companies are part of the Pearson Group (NYSE:PSO, UK: PSON), a global leader in education, teacher training, education technology and school solutions.

It provides online tutoring at affordable prices, and has a tutor base of over 2,000 teachers across India, U.S., UK, Australia, China, and South East Asia. Apart from online tutoring, it also provides Test Prep Help, Homework help, Supplemental Tutoring, and gives assistance to the students before their tests and exams.

Prior to founding TutorVista, Ganesh had founded IT&T (acquired by iGate) and CustomerAsset (acquired by ICICI and now publicly listed in India as FirstSource Solutions). He was also Chairman, investor and advisor in the Data Analytics BPO firm Marketics till March 2007, when the company was acquired by the NYSE listed WNS for $63 million.

Apart from founding and successfully growing the four ventures, Ganesh has worked as the CEO of Wipro/Bharti British Telecom - a British Telecom JV in India, and held senior management position in HCL Ltd. In a candid chat with siliconindia, Ganesh shares his experiences and the lessons learnt from his first venture.


First stint as an Entrepreneur


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