“If you have a math question, I’m 99% sure it exists in our database,” says Tanushree Nagori. We’re inside a giant boardroom, with off-white walls and rows of tables, which double up as writing surfaces. Nagori draws on the table between us, explaining where her fledgling online venture—Doubtnut—lies within India’s edtech landscape, which is projected to be worth $1.96 billion by 2021.
Doubts Doctrine: Users flock but questions linger over Doubtnut, Brainly
Unlike full-stack edtech players like Byju’s, platforms like Doubtnut and Brainly are hoping to turn doubt solving into a standalone business. With millions of users and millions in funding, can they succeed where platforms like Hashlearn and Toppr stumbled
Solving doubts is at the core of any learning process. Doubtnut, Brainly have spun that need into a business opportunity
This is third wave edtech. Concepts come later. Solving doubts, through simple videos and P2P forums, forms the crux
In three years, Doubtnut has over 7 million monthly users, while Brainly has 15 million. Both have attracted large VCs
But the doubts business is disloyal. Monetising comes with the inherent risk of losing users