Discover Proov

This month, we have chosen to introduce you to Proov.

We had the opportunity to talk to the young and brave Nico Isler, co-founder of the company and now we want to share this interview with you to tell you more about how it works and about our close and amicable collaboration.

But first and foremost, here is a brief presentation of their startup, of which we are happy to be shareholders.
What does this application offer us?
Proov was launched in October 2017, in Lausanne, by two young and dynamic founders, Jovana Sanussi and Nico Isler.

This application connects students and tutors within the same university.

By connecting students with the right tutor, they can reach their full potential.

The application is available, on the App Store and Google Play for the following universities:

- Lausanne Hotel School (EHL)
- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
- University of Lausanne (UNIL)
- University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Here is the report of our exchange with Nico:

What is the Proov's strong point?

Proov is a student community that offers peer-to-peer tutoring within the same university.
With Proov’s app features, tutors do not have to worry about unpaid overtime and late payments.
Tutors can easily manage their tutoring business, from acquiring students, to payments and rebookings.
Students can find the right tutor within their university and search for courses within their school’s program.
They can meet their tutor for one-on-one sessions and pay securely with their credit card.”

What is your success so far?
“We are very happy that we have recurring sessions on the app and that tutors are bringing their own students on the platform.”

Why did you choose us?
“During our first meeting MobileThinking mentioned very clearly that they are not just a developing company but also a company who has a huge interest in supporting the growing startups they are involved in. We also wanted to find someone locally in Switzerland, and looking at their experience and offers, we decided to partner with them.”

What do you appreciate about our collaboration?
MobileThinking is very flexible with the development of our iOS and Android products. They are very supportive and understanding throughout our startup journey so far. Moreover, they have great input in how we can grow our product.”

Can you describe in your own words our approach? What did we do with you to solve your problem(s)?
MobileThinking always puts themselves in our customers’ shoes. It also helped that they believed they could have been a customer themselves if our app had existed before during their studies.”

If you were to recommend us to other companies/start-ups what would you tell them about us?
“Even though we outsourced our development, we felt like we had a very reliable and responsive team in-house.”

What areas do you think we should improve?
“Providing an overview, at the beginning of the partnership, of different development routes and their pros and cons.”
If you want to know more about this charming team or about this mobile application, click on these links:
MobileThinking thanks Nico and Jovana for their transparency and friendliness and for taking the time to answer many of our questions.