#51 - Cyrus Moradian, CEO and Co-Founder of Wize

#51 - Cyrus Moradian, CEO and Co-Founder of Wize. Bootstrapping vs. Fundraising, 7 Years in EdTech, and Building Teams.

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Join in for a conversation with Cyrus Moradian, CEO and Co-Founder of Wize. Wize is an exam test prep platform based out of Vancouver that services universities throughout Canada and the US. He bootstrapped his first company, Beat Your Course and the precursor to Wize, to help university students based on his own experience as a 1st year student who struggled in university despite having all star grades in high school. To Cyrus, going to university was a contrarian move as he comes from a house of entrepreneurs from his parents to his siblings and he is the only member of his family who has pursued post-secondary education. Needless to say, unlike his fellow finance majors who went into fields like investment banking, Cyrus went straight into entrepreneurship out of university. In our chat, we look into when it is time to go from a bootstrapped company to one that fundraises, what Cyrus believes is required to be an entrepreneur for 7 years and how he has thought about building a team where no one has left and much more!