Alakh Pandey

Founder andCEO, PW (PhysicsWallah)

"Money should not be an obstacle in achieving dreams."
The adage aptly describes Ed-tech expert and Physics enthusiast Alakh Pandey. He is the founder and CEO of PW, India's leading Ed-tech platform providing affordable and quality education that recently became the 101st unicorn. It provides an accessible, affordable, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art learning experience. At the company's helm, he is responsible for academics, finance, and business, and delivers motivational speeches to
students on his channel.
Born in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, Alakh began his YouTube journey in 2016 without adequate resources and founded the PW app along with Prateek Maheshwari in 2020.
However, his style of teaching and simple approach to complex topics was widely admired by young minds who often face difficulties while preparing for tough competitive exams, making him a renowned physics teacher, YouTuber, and motivational speaker. A college dropout, Alakh had enrolled in Mechanical Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur before becoming a YouTube sensation.
A visionary, philanthropic, problem-solver, and strategic thinker, Alakh commenced PW upon realizing the financial implications for students enrolling in an expensive course to secure their higher education. He is on a mission to bring revolution to the education system by empowering
students, especially those who cannot afford quality education, and providing them with a platform to achieve their dreams. Given PW’s growth rate, it’s safe to say he has already achieved this.
Alakh’s passion and dedication have helped him attain several key milestones, including being conferred with ‘Rising EdTech Startup of India’ in the Rise Start-up to Unicorn Conclave 2021’ organized by Zee Media Group. He has recently been awarded as the brightest young entrepreneur, achiever, and innovator in the Times Group-created platform ‘Times 40 Under 40’ and felicitated with e4m D2C Revolution Awards 2022.
Alakh believes that perseverance, persistence, and determination are the essence of achieving great heights in any field, and students also need to adapt to these to accomplish their goals. Under his leadership, PW envisions improving the learning outcomes of over 250 million students by 2025. To maintain the overall learning quality of his company, he handpicks and hires the most skilled and talented teachers. With a vision to leverage hybrid learning, Alakh aims to revolutionize the education system by providing affordable and accessible education to the masses.

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