💰 Tell us about yourself?
I’m a passionate problem-solver with a curious mind and a drive to innovate. With a background in innovation studies, I have spent my career exploring uncharted territories, pushing boundaries, and challenging assumptions.
I have been fortunate enough to work on exciting projects and collaborate with talented teams, always striving to deliver meaningful outcomes.
I bring creativity, tenacity, and a growth mindset to everything I do, with a mission to help the knowledge world focus on the research that truly matters
💰 Tell us what problem your company solves?
Students lack confidence in selecting a thesis/research topic. This is caused by the paradox of choice, lack of experience, and misalignment between academic output and real-life problems.
For instance, if you ask Bachelor’s students who are studying business where and how do you want to build their careers? Most often, you see a blank stare with no answer.
This is no better for Master’s and Ph.D. students taking outliers and exceptional ones out of the equation. Does that mean that they don’t know what they are doing?
Absolutely not. Business students have the opportunity to be marketers, salesmen/women, advertisers, researchers, copywriters, business developers, product managers, and the list goes on.
Considering you’re in your 20s and you need to choose your career path, what would you choose? Feel the spell of the paradox of choice?
Now imagine on top of that that the career you might choose might have insignificant value in the marketplace. This uncertainty makes this paradox even worse.
💰 Where do you see your startup going in the next 3 years?
“As we embark on our mission to serve students and researchers, we also embrace the challenge of exploring the most complex domains – from pharmaceuticals to neuroscience and beyond.
We believe that true progress is found by those who dare to explore the unknown, push boundaries, and seek solutions where others see only obstacles.
At Aveksana, we’re driven by a vision of a better tomorrow, where knowledge and innovation unlock the power to change the world.”
💰 What makes your company positioned to deliver on their promises?
Aveksana is positioned to deliver on its promises because. First, the team consists of experts in their respective fields, including a product owner, CEO, senior software engineer, AI engineer, full-stack engineer, and an advisor with over 20 years of experience in building complex software.
Additionally, we have already achieved significant milestones, including the launch of the alpha version, positive feedback from potential customers, and a growing user base.
Furthermore, we have a well-defined business model that includes multiple tiers of subscription and a free trial option, providing flexibility to customers.
Overall, these factors demonstrate Aveksana’s capabilities and potential for future success.
💰 Who is your founding team? Why are they the best people to run this company?
Aveksana’s team consists of 5 highly skilled individuals who are experts in their respective fields. The team is led by the visionary CEO, who is backed by a product owner, a senior software engineer, an AI engineer, and a full-stack engineer.
With their collective expertise and experience, the team is well-equipped to deliver the best possible solution to their customers.
Additionally, there is an advisor with more than 20 years of experience in building complex software, which provides guidance to the team in technical and strategic decisions.
💰 Who are your main competitors, and why can you beat them?
We are proposing an innovative solution, and there is no direct competition in the research domain. The one direct competition from another domain is ChatGPT. However, indirect competition can be divided into the following categories:
- 1. Reading materials providers: The platforms like Google and Semantic Scholars help in finding research reading materials. We also have this feature, but we differ in the sense that Aveksana provides curated lists without looking for any articles or materials. This is automatized at Aveksana.
- 2. Bibliography & Citation: Platforms like Scite, Zotero, and Mendeley help users with citation and bibliography. We also have this feature, but not just a tool to collect articles. We have rethought this beautiful feature in a new light to tackle other problems in conjunction with citation and bibliography.
- 3. Writing Suggestions & Grammar: Trinka helps users with grammar suggestions, paraphrasing, and tone improvement in academic writing.
💰 Why are you raising financing?;
The fund will help us expand the recommendation engine capability and scale the product for more users.