About UDo and what is that one problem it solves ?
UDo-now lets you connect to thousands of experts in over a hundred categories. The UDo app, available at Google Play Store, offers more convenience with its user-friendly features, enabling one to provide and get on-demand expert advice at their fingertips. UDo-now empowers Indian audiences with expert advice in every step as they take on life. The modern-age app presents a lucrative opportunity for all. From travel, relationship to career guidance, this app gives on-demand expert advice on life’s every problematic situation.
Background of founders, journey behind getting this particular idea.
Mr. Teja Gudluru is an international trainer, Entrepreneur and an industry veteran, with a profound experience in Management Consultation, Corporate Training, and Behavioural Coaching. He is a certified Leadership and Management Trainer by the American Society of Training and Development. He started his entrepreneur career 7 years ago to pursue his dream and make a difference in the field of learning and development. Currently, he serves as the Founder-Director of CommSure Knowledge Solutions, a premier Learning and Development company in Hyderabad. He has 15 years of expertise in leadership and training and has been associated with elite clients such as The World Economic Forum, Microsoft, Mahindra Satyam, HSBC, Amazon, Unysis, Caere India, Allegis Group, United Health Group, GE and Google.
this started when I tried to find out on google if I can travel to Ireland with a UK travel visa. There were 10,000 search results but mostly promoted posts and tips of travel. Quora didn’t work as well since I had to wait for someone to answer my query eventually and the recorded responses didn’t help me. This is when we decided that there should be platform to get instant help through Audio or Video from experts.
Explain about UDo-now
UDo-now empowers Indian audiences with expert advice in every step as they take on life. The modern-age app presents a lucrative opportunity for all. From travel, relationship to career guidance, this app gives on-demand expert advice on life’s every problematic situation.
Students who are experts in simple troubleshooting like router problems, laptop issues, and basic mobile troubleshooting can help technology illiterates and get paid for their time. Trainers or management experts can make money by assisting CEOs in, or Executives in need of help/advice to work through the day to day problems such as helping them manage a demanding boss or a difficult employee. With UDo-now the possibilities are immense- from jobs, overseas educational consulting, one on one coaching, to relationship advice, career guidance, veterinary support for your pets, pet behavioural counselling and more. Hence, UDo-now is a complete package in itself; the innovative app allows individuals to become an on-demand coach for people.
This unique name UDo-now is a colloquial abbreviation to the word-You Do! There are many times in life that one requires an advisor or a mentor, UDo-now can be a partner or all occasions by providing the necessary information. UDo-now is an unparalleled venture as a platform that can benefit users who need help, experts who have time to spare and companies who are looking for specific databases to reach out to.
The motivation behind the idea?
Ans. My motivation was to start this venture to provide a platform which provide a one stop solution for all of your problems.
What’s their USP of UDo
Here are some USPs of the app:
1. For the first time, users can search for experts, review experts profile and connect with experts instantly through video or audio call. If the expert of their choice is offline, they can schedule a call as well.
2) There are no apps in the market that help people monetise their events and be able to broadcast them live. Apps like Zoom etc only work on a subscription basis. Which means you pay them and they give you the technical ability to conduct webinars and video conference. They then have to manage payments offline and then send video conference links. On UDo, they can simply sign up, decide their charges and users will find them.
3) Live Paid Broadcasting: UDo’s events feature lets any one registered as expert on the app to create live sessions/events/classes on the app and monetize it. They simply decide a ticket price to the event and users pay the amount in order to join. There by enabling people to share their knowledge and get paid for it seamlessly without the hassle of offline activities with the users. From a student who can teach guitar and make pocket money, to a house wive teaching cooking, to psychologists, coaches, IT professionals for trouble shooting, relationship advice, career counselling, relationship counselling, UDo is a perfect market place for experts to share knowledge and users to get instant personal advice from real experts on Audio or Video.
4) Thus far we have 20k plus downloads in 3 weeks and over 300 experts signed up in over 13 verticals. We are at a pre-revenue stage for our B2C vertical and have 5 global B2B clients who are using our platform as a white-labelled peer to Peer mentoring app.
UDo-now is a bootsrapped.
User base they have achieved till now
With 90% of India being lock-down months before, our app has been seeing a steady increase in the downloads and usage. Though it has been a few days of launching an updated version of the app, we have seen more than 20k downloads and over 300 experts signing up willing to make money by working from home.
We plan to go Global with ASEAN and UK and the rest of the world in 2021. We intent to hit the 1 Million download mark by July 2021. We are currently bootstrapped and would be initiating talks with investors later in 2020 to make this growth possible.