Charu Noheria On Changing The Way The World Learns

Charu Noheria is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Practically. In 2018, she co-founded the company, an experiential learning app for STEM, and has been working to revolutionize the education landscape for the last seven years, raising $9 million in the process.

Noheria has over 12 years of corporate experience in operations, technology, strategy and managing global teams. She began her career as a software engineer at Samsung where she developed mobile applications. Later, she joined Lumeris Inc. — one of the largest value-based health care IT firms in the U.S., as a strategic leadership development associate and quickly moved up the ranks to become the director of technology partnerships.

Most recently, Noheria was chosen to be part of Entrepreneur India’s 35 under 35 class of 2021. She has also been featured in the coveted ORF-GP report on Women in Technology, 2020.

In this Q&A, Noheria shares why she got into education, what inspired her to start her own company, advice for choosing the right investors, and more.

Charu Noheria, co-founder and chief operating officer of Practically.

Q: Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur?

I moved to the U.S. in 2010 to pursue an MBA from University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign after which I moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to work for Lumeris, where I met my co-founders and eventually started Practically. One thing I knew from early on was that I enjoyed multitasking, got bored quite easily with repetitive jobs, and always was on the lookout for challenging activities even if it (Read more...)