We are changing the face of careers in India

About us

Leverage Edu is the leading provider of student mentoring and college admissions guidance for college-going rockstars, experienced working professionals and high schoolers, with offices across Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore & Dubai. We are the trusted platform of choice for thousands of families, and help dreams come true everyday.

We help students explore rich information across 300,000+ programs in thousands of colleges across the world. We use intelligence to help students match to the right programs at the right colleges. We then use more intelligence to match these students to top experts who have walked in their shoes and understand what the journey is all about. Our innovative and data-first approach helps students across different stages of life choose the right career option for themselves, and then work with Leverage Experts to chase that dream down.

The Leverage platform is a one-stop shop, and takes students onto a wonderful journey - of building their applications, doing mock interviews, getting on-demand mentoring, having the best education loan options come to them, complete their forex requirements, figuring out student accommodation options - and then remaining a part of the Leverage family for the rest of their lives. We help them navigate the path to the best schools world over.

Our Story

Founded out of a top business school's dorm room in 2015 and incubated in Tim Draper's (of DFJ; investor in Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, Baidu) DraperU, Leverage Edu began operations in April 2017 and in a very short timeframe has started to evolve as a global leader in virtual admissions and career guidance, providing an end-to-end solution for students.

Leverage Edu students achieved a 90%+ acceptance rate to the Ivy League or equivalent colleges, and 95%+ were accepted to one of their top 3 choices. Leverage Edu students have also been awarded $1Mn+ in scholarships. The Leverage Edu expert network, recruited rigorously from the world’s top universities & programs, has grown to over 150+ experts.

Leverage Edu has raised Seed funding, which saw participation from top global executives, serial entrepreneurs & Ivy-League professors. We have also been extensively featured in top media outlets like: Business Insider, The Economic Times, Mint, Outlook, Times of India, Entrepreneur, Business World, VCCircle, Yahoo Money, Voice of America, Silicon Valley Globe, Wall Street Online, and more.

Why Choose Leverage?

Why Choose Leverage?

Industry Experts

Learning from the experiences of high-achievers across industries is different, and more rewarding

Data First Approach

At Leverage, we use a data-driven approach to ensure 100% personalisation for the student

Alumni Mentorship

Vetted experts from Ivy League or equivalent schools, who've seen the journey, are the best

360-degree Workshops

For us, this is not just about getting the student to the best college, but an opportunity to mould them

One Stop Shop

Right from discovering right programs, to finally taking loans, forex and finding your dorm room, we are there

Individualised Attention

You work one-on-one with your expert, and are assisted by a dedicated 24hr Key Account Manager

Leverage EDU In Numbers


Registered Users


Students mentored by Leverage Experts


Mentors from 27 countries


Mentoring Hours delivered by Experts

We are backed by some amazing investors

"A large number of young Indians aspire for higher education and a large number of colleges worldwide are looking for these students. Matching them at scale is an unsolved problem. Akshay is the right entrepreneur to connect the two worlds."

  • Kashyap Deorah

    CEO & Founder,

"Leverage has had a breathtaking run so far, and I am very excited about what's next for them. Their technology-first approach to help build careers at scale is very promising, and in line with how great future companies are going to be built - ie by building communities & getting people to do great things. I am looking forward to closely working with Akshay and team to take this to the next level."

  • Alok Mittal

    CEO & Cofounder,
    Indifi Technologies

"There has been a lot of activity in the EdTech space, and I have been tracking Leverage for quite sometime. Their focus on creating a global business out of India, excellent metrics, and their unique approach to solving education in India is a winner! Most of all, Akshay & Rajiv are terrific people to partner with. Their passion on an everyday basis, focused execution, and their vision for bringing large scale change in higher education, are things that will help them build a great company here!"

  • Anand Sankeshwar

    CEO, VRL Logistics

"Leverage is uniquely positioned to address the growing need for providing career guidance that fulfils the needs for the youth in India. The team's vision and focused execution is proving to be a testimony for the Opportunity and Leverage "leveraging" the same. Wishing them continued success in their ambition to take this to another level !"

  • Arjun Mehta

    Former CFO,
    American Express