Microcoaching

Provider of real-time video game coaching

Founders:
Emre Ruhi, 30; Dan Tasch, 32
Industry:
Software
Location:
WashingtonDC 
Founded:
2016
5
School(s) Attended:
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business
Microcoaching founders Emre Ruhi, left, and Dan Tasch. Photo Credit: Courtesy Company

The Pitch

Microcoaching is an on-demand video game coaching marketplace. Gamers want to improve their techniques, but there has been no good way for them to connect. Microcoaching bridges that gap. The company's platform combines the best features from ed-tech with the performance requirements of competitive gaming to provide a seamless customer experience that works entirely in-browser, with no downloads, setup, or configuration. The coaching roster includes some of the best video game players in the world who have been through the company's vetting process. Now, gamers can get the help they want, when they want it.

Traction

Microcoaching won SoFi's entrepreneurship competition and placed in the top 64 tech companies in Washington, D.C., in 2017. It recently received seed funding from J. Hunt Holdings, but the company's model is based on taking a percentage of the money players pay their coaches. With over 30 expert coaches and a user base of more than 300 gamers, the company continues to expand. Most recently, Microcoaching saw a rapid growth in coaching hours. Expect another coaching platform from Ruhi and Tasch, as they are preparing to build "Sidekick," which will provide more finely targeted coaching.

Note: All data as of 1/31/17

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