|Founder||Ashish Rangnekar, Ujjwal Gupta|
BenchPrep is an online learning platform that helps students prepare for standardized tests - GRE, GMAT, MCAT, ACT and SAT, professional certifications, and K-12 classroom learning. It partners with educational publishers such as McGraw Hill, John Wiley & Sons, and the Princeton Review to create interactive, digitized courses. BenchPrep’s goal is to make studying accessible and personalized. The company has developed web and mobile apps that can be used on computers, tablets, and smartphones 
BenchPrep, formerly known as Watermelon Express, was founded in 2009 by Ashish Rangnekar and Ujjwal Gupta. The company materialized when cofounder Ashish Rangnekar won the New Venture Challenge at the University of Chicago. Shortly thereafter, BenchPrep received $2.2 million in seed funding from Lightbank, the executives behind Groupon. In July 2012, the company announced a $6 million round of funding from New Enterprise Associates and Revolution LLC.Ashish Rangnekar received his MBA from the Booth School of Business. Ujjwal Gupta holds a PhD from Penn State.
- "Top 5 Digital Education Tool" by Venture Beat 
- "Most innovative and Best In Class Test Prep and Assessment Platform" at the 2010 Education Innovation Summit 
- "Top 10 Innovative Startup in Education" at the 2010 Venture Capital in Education 
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