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Founch: An advanced Wikipedia


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 What is Founch?

Founch is a free Advanced Encyclopedia, created with a vision to provide information to knowledge hungry people, the easy gateway to everything they need. It is currently live for Hollywood only.

Who is your target user?

All those who are interested in Hollywood News, Biography, songs, videos, trailer, quotes, career timeline, goodies, controversies, movies are our target users.

Why did you build Founch? What problem are you taking on?

There is no other product which has everything for entertainment combined together. We will be adding more categories with time

How is your product different from what is currently available?

This product combine together everything at one place of Hollywood celebrities. Say it News, Trailers, Ratings, Official Social Accounts,Biography, songs, videos, quotes, career timeline, goodies, controversies, movies

Tell us your founding story. Was there an “ah ha” moment?

When this idea came into our mind we were in the last year of our college. We both were placed and was not in a mood to join. So after the college we started working on this idea and for our but the problem which we were facing was of expenses or our self and the company as well. So we started teaching Robotics into the schools and started working on this product in night and after few months we were funded by Times of India which helped us a lot which was an ah ha moment for us.

Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.

Akshit Agarwal: Selected in Google Summer of Code 2013 under Honeynet Project for Thug Distributed Task Queuing Project; Secured 90th position in ACM ICPC online round; Won 4 coding competition in college; Contributed a patch in Sympy Library; Had successfully completed Building A Search Engine(High Distinction), Design & Analysis of Algorithms, Software Testing(Highest Distinction), Web Application Engineering, Introduction to Database(78%), Algorithms, from Udacity & Coursera.

Ankit Agarwal: Research Intern at IITD