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.
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.
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...)