Mr. Teja Gudluru:-All 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.
IT Voice:- How does your platform work?
Mr. Teja Gudluru:-Started by Hyderabad-based Entrepreneur Teja Gudluru, UDo is an expert aggregator mobile application that provides an expert advice on-demand for hundred different categories.
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. The procedure is simple; any person in India can sign up as an expert in their field of interest, get verified by UDo-now for their skill and start making money.
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.
IT Voice:- What has been your business growth & new features introduced in lockdown period?
Mr. Teja Gudluru:-With 90% of India being lock-down, our app has been seeing a steady increase in downloads and usage. We have launched an updated version of the app and seen more than 20k downloads and over 300 experts signing up willing to make money by working from home. We have introduced new features such as “ready to take” Instant Webinar on the go Services and giving chance to freelancers as an expert in this pandemic time. The aim of launching the new feature is to following the A.I.M strategy, UDo continues with its commitment to offer innovative, efficient, and seamlessly user-friendly technology platforms.The main feature of the app is we charge a minimal amount which anyone can afford which is 300 bucks per month. A lot of coaches and freelance trainers are using the app to video consult with their users and seamlessly make money.
IT Voice:- What are the things that sets you apart from your competitors?
Mr. Teja Gudluru:-Here are some USPs of the app:
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.
IT Voice:- How are you funded? (Funding details till date)
Mr. Teja Gudluru:-UDo-now is a bootstrapped
IT Voice:- What are your future plans?
Mr. Teja Gudluru:-We plan to go Global with the app starting 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.