Felix Ohswald is the Co-Founder and CEO of GoStudent, the Vienna-based digital learning platform that provides tailored and high quality video-based tuition to primary, secondary and college-aged students. In November 2020, Felix was featured in the Forbes “30 under 30” list.
In 2015, GoStudent started out as a homework chat service, managed via WhatsApp. At first, it involved support that Felix provided for his younger brother’s classmates. Felix quickly became the go-to expert for the students and the volume of messages he was receiving kept growing. It was clear that there was a systemic lack of support for these students, so he decided to address this issue and inspire a passion for learning to the students that matched his own.
What started as a homework chat group evolved into a revolutionary 1:1 tutoring platform, where students receive tailored support by being paired with the best teacher for them, regardless of geographical location.
Founded in 2016, the EdTech scale-up is now active in 23 countries. GoStudent has more than 1,800 employees and has opened 24 international offices. Currently, GoStudent works with 19,000 international tutors, with more than 1.5 million tutoring sessions getting booked per month.