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Knack
Location: 1434 NW 3rd Avenue, Tampa, Florida, United States United States
Founded in: 2015
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 6-15
Short URL: vator.co/knack
Awards and mentions
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Knack was offered the opportunity to pitch and was selected as a finalist to have a closed-door meeting with Tampa Bay's accredited Angel Investor Network through the TiE Charter. We pitched to 300 angel investors, VC's, entrepreneurs and business-owners from all over the nation. From over 50 companies that applied, 10 were selected to compete and from that batch, 3 were chosen by a panel of judges as finalists to further discuss funding with the TiE Angel Network.
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Knack was featured on Product Hunt
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Grant from the Thiel Foundation for a startup pitch competition. Knack was selected from more than 450 Thiel Summitteers at Galvanize in San Francisco, California for winning the Demo Day pitch competition.
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$25K Cash Prize, 1st place out of 300 companies.
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Knack

Your Friend In Every Class
Startup/business
Tampa, Florida, United States United States
http://joinknack.com

Knack is a local marketplace for peer-to-peer tutoring.

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Company description

Knack is a mobile-first marketplace for peer-to-peer tutoring. College students who are struggling in their coursework can find and meet up with peers at their university who took the exact course previously and did well. The application handles logistics and facilitates the interaction, end-to-end: searching, messaging, scheduling, timing, billing, and rating/reviewing. Knack has done over $14K in GMV this past spring semester at 2 campuses on the iOS app with a 96% tutor satisfaction rate. They have also partnered with the University of Central Florida, 2nd largest university in the nation, as the first and only official tutoring service. 


Team
  • Samyr Qureshi
    Samyr Qureshi | Founder
    First-generation American with an insatiable appetite to learn. Currently working on a startup with an incredible team in the Sunshine State.
Business model

20% service fee from tutor's rate (average rate is $30/hr)

Competitive advantage

Fully custom and scalable back-end which allows dynamic usage