Belva Devara: The whiz kid transforming Indonesia’s education sector


Recently made advisor to the Indonesian president, edtech Ruangguru founder and CEO Belva Devara has also begun mentoring and promoting new startups in Indonesia

At aged 23, Adamas Belva Syah Devara and Muhamad Iman Usman started edtech company Ruangguru after noticing that Indonesia's market for private tutors was fragmented and disorganized – so the story goes. The best friends were trying to hire a private tutor to help them prepare for their postgraduate studies in the US, but realized there was no reliable way of finding a good tutor, besides by word of mouth. And so they launched an early version of a private tutor online marketplace platform in 2014, and managed to raise seed funding from East Ventures.Devara would know how much good tutoring ca...
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