Libereka.com is the manifestation of a shared vision to revolutionize the way students and Universities engage in their international mobility goals. Both students and Universities experience a broken system globally wherein major inefficiences in this system have only made middlemen and companies exploiting these inefficiencies richer, without contributing in any way to improve the lives of the real stakeholders.
The best that is available today to students is a harrowing experience of having to go through multiple web resources, transacting their data to get some information, and then being left to figure things out - with middlemen and companies biased against students belonging to different personas and in that process being alienated from an incredible international career.
At Libereka, we believe that every student deserves a chance to tell an incredible story of themselves through their higher education, and to do that we have created a platform that delivers end-to-end application preparation - starting from matching them to the best Universities, providing free preparation content, connecting them to alumni from the best Universities to get low cost professional support, making University applications FREE, to getting them some funding either from Libereka or from our partner Universities (through scholarships on the blockchain) when they have a confirmed admit. We have even started a not-for-profit services module perusing a community of alumni from the best Universities in the world, to deliver low-cost admissions consulting services as well as full admissions support services - to make sure that money is not the deciding factor or the difference in creating an excellent application to a top University.
The Libereka team comes from diverse backgrounds and speaks multiple languages, however, we share a common vision of improving access to education and its enablement to ensure that students from any country and any background can claim the best start to an incredible future.
The team:Soumik Ganguly - Founder & CEO
Soumik is a London Business School Alumnus who had worked in senior roles at organizations like PaGaLGuY.com and QS, where he created innovative web applications that helped students as well as Universities. Soumik comes with over 16 years of higher-education domain experience and has worked across test-prep companies (preparing students for tests such as the GMAT), Business schools (as Head of admissions), massive open online community, and the world's first social and free test prep platform.Ashwin Susarla - VP Product Growth
Ashwin is an alumnus of the Great Lakes Institute of Management in India, and he is a passionate student of the higher education domain - championing the cause of bias free education enablement through his work. He has previously worked at PaGaLGuY.com and QS (QSLEAP.com), and heads up the Libereka product and growth side of the business.Ruta Bhatt - Head of Product and Content scaling
Ruta has previously worked at PaGaLGuY.com and QS (QSLEAP.com) and was instrumental in the launch of multiple products at QSLEAP including tutoring and on-demand webinars. She has worked with stakeholders and partners from across the globe, and is a strong voice in the company. She shares the same vision and is passionate about solving international mobility problems.Natalia - Head of Student Success team
Natalia heads up our student success team and manages the community of alumni from the top Universities from across the world. Natalia also engages directly with students to help them out with their application, and manages their communications with target Universities if needed.Leonardo Uehara - Chairman, Investor
Leo is an alumnus of the London Business School and is passionate about solving world's challenges. He says - "I lived and worked in several developing markets such as Brazil, China, Middle-East and Africa. Enabling access to great education is very much at the heart of my beliefs. I am so proud that LIBEREKA came to life to significantly empower students across the world including funding for higher education. I support the CEO and the management team to ensure the strategy, culture and values are there to deliver its mission, and to serve students, universities and the society."