5th October 2023 — YouVah, India’s pioneering internship platform tailored for teenagers, successfully raised $210,000 in its pre-seed funding round from CIIE.CO IIM Ahmedabad and the Co-Founders of American Chase. On a mission to empower teenagers by offering them hands-on practical experience, guidance, and opportunities to build their first career resumes, YouVah, founded by the visionary trio of Chetan Jachpure, Raghav Parsai, and Rohit Jain, is committed to shaping the future of India by preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges.
Aligning with the vision of the National Education Policy, YouVah recognizes the importance of practical learning and aims to nurture young minds with a diverse set of skills and industry-specific knowledge.
The founders, during their college days, observed the untapped potential of teenagers who often lack real-world exposure. This realization led to the creation of YouVah, where talent meets opportunity and direction. In January 2022, YouVah began as an experiment in a small town in Madhya Pradesh and, to the founder’s astonishment, it rapidly gained 15,000 registered users within a month, organically. This early success underscored the platform’s potential and its ability to address the pressing needs of teenagers seeking career opportunities.
Chetan Jachpure, Co-founder and CEO of YouVah, stated, “In the past six months, we’ve garnered over 1 lakh monthly visitors and 50,000+ registered users. This funding will enable us to launch new programs and conduct experiments to accelerate our growth.”
Rohit Jain, Co-founder and CMO at YouVah, remarked, “With the National Educational Policy encouraging internships, schools are embracing this culture more than ever. This positions YouVah to launch more programs and benefit teenagers nationwide.” YouVah redefines education in the developing world by providing teenagers with authentic internship opportunities, skill learning courses, training, and connections with India’s leading firms and top business ventures, all from the comfort of their homes.
Raghav Parsai, Co-founder and CTO at YouVah, said, “We are committed to enhancing the user experience for late Gen-Z and early Gen Alpha teenagers through gamification and building a talented tech team to automate and streamline our operations and product development.”
India currently boasts approximately 260 million teenagers, representing a vast national resource. Investing in their knowledge and development is a strategic imperative. Yash Chouhan, Ayush Jain, and Adhir Dubey, Co-founders of American Chase, expressed their enthusiasm, saying, “YouVah aligns perfectly with our dream of contributing to genuine education. We believe in the team’s vision and the transformative potential of YouVah in shaping young careers.”
YouVah has already partnered with 80+ schools, including CBSE, ICSE, and IB curriculum, and has placed 2000+ teenagers as interns in the country’s top-level corporate firms and companies, a testament to its pioneering position in this domain. They are poised to expand its footprint across the nation, offering teenagers the convenience of enrolling in multi-disciplinary internship programs from the comfort of their homes through the user-friendly interface of its official website, YouVah.com, preparing them for a brighter future.