About Us

Read about our mission, journey and the team

Our Mission

College advice should be accessible to everyone, irrespective of anyone's social or financial status. With that mission in mind, we created the world's first platform where you can find quality advice straight from people who have the most relevant experience. Whether you are looking for college advice for yourself or your children, or career advice for yourself or someone else, you are guaranteed to get the most unbiased advice from experienced people at an affordable cost. Our mentors have been playing the relevant roles for a long time and has gained sufficient knowledge to share it with others.

NISHANT ASTHANA

Founder & CEO

Nish is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of technology experience. He worked for tech giants such as eBay, AOL, E*Trade and SAP. He loves to connect people for good cause. Mentr is his second gig. He is creative and works as a music composer in his free time. He holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science from NIT Warangal

ABHINAV ANAND

Co-founder & CPO

Abby is a veteran Product Manager with more than 15 years experience launching products used by millions of people worldwide. He has worked for world's biggest brand Yahoo! where he has launched hundreds of main stream products being used by Yahoo users. He loves to indulge in Yoga. He holds a MS in Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo.

LOUIS PERROCHON

Advisor

Engineering executive with consistent track record leading large, global, cross-functional teams in Internet, New Media, High Tech and Financial Services, from design through implementation to operation. Bear overall responsibility and accountability for delivery, as well as for employee growth, career management, performance, culture.

MEKIN MAHESHWARI

Advisor

Mekin built the technology stack for Flipkart and was one of the early employees. Mekin built & scaled a world class engineering team and contributed to Flipkart's overall strategy & org-building. He also lead Product, Technology, Business and Operations for PayZippy & eBooks @ Flipkart. Mekin is an Engineer at heart.

ABHISHEK SHRIVASTAVA

Advisor

Abhishek is a Senior product leader currently leading Twitter's Direct Response Ads products. He brings deep expertise and experience in mobile/ social/ native/ programmatic advertising space to the mix. Abhishekl helped develop advertising platforms at Twitter, Amazon, and Yahoo! Abhishek is our advisor for Product & Business Strategy.

KWAME BAAH-ARHIN

Student Leader

Kwame Baah-Arhin attends Middle College High School (MCHS), where he is concurrently enrolled at Contra Costa College (CCC). He plans to graduate with an Associate of Arts degree and a high school diploma in 2017. Kwame is a strong advocate for students, particularly underrepresented students, and became the class president at MCHS in his freshman year.