About the Company
We are a Dubai based EdTech startup looking to leverage the power of new-age thinking and the science of data to re-imagine education management. We believe that with rapid innovations in Digital and Artificial Intelligence (AI), conventional education management and delivery models will get disrupted. We want to be at forefront of this disruption in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and want to democratize the availability of these innovations to all, including marginalized communities.
Today, innovation in EdTech is happening in silos, with many innovative products and tools sprouting as parallel offerings – which creates a challenge for schools and teachers due to their inability to leverage this innovation and the cumulative insights it could deliver. The need-of-the-hour may not be incremental innovation but rather a shift towards greater collaboration to make this innovation accessible and scalable across the ecosystem, globally.
Our vision is to create a single, integrated, data-driven education platform that can leverage existing and future innovations (both our own and that of our partners), and allow a seamless single point access to all users – enabling users to benefit from industry’s best innovations.
Ex-McKinsey Partner, 20+ years’ experience;
Digital & Data Science Entrepreneur
“I believe that data and AI will change how we think – am excited about being a part of this transformation and in enabling this for all, particularly the marginalized and underserved”
Analytics and Decision Science; Ex-McKinsey; BA University of Cambridge
Started a venture at 15 to facilitate assessment preparation at school
“Excited about taking up new challenges, solving intriguing problems, and moving the needle towards democratizing data and technology”
Product Design and Build; Ex-McKinsey BTO; MBA, Ross - Michigan
A self-professed ‘aquaphile’, Karun loves the ocean and is fascinated by marine-life. He’s a certified diver too, which explains the constant hand gestures.
‘Every employee here is super passionate about what we are trying to achieve and this makes work not seem like work. Although, I've been here less than a year, I wake up in the morning feeling like this is MY company and I guess most of us here have similar sentiments.’
Product and Projects; Ex-Monitor Deloitte; BA, Univ of Pennsylvania; MA, Columbia UniversityQA
Sarah is half Korean and half Bahraini, something she insists throws some people off ‘I don’t fully look either!’
‘The potential for large-scale impact, particularly in marginalized communities gets me out of bed each morning’
Product and Projects; Ex-World Bank; MA New York University (Fulbright scholar)
Don’t mess with Farah… She has a green belt in Taekwando! Yes, that means she can break through two-inch boards with both her hands and feet. Probably not together, mind you.
‘What gets me out of bed each day? The social impact of our work, the people here at nexquare and the work culture we are cultivating.’
Advanced Analytics & AI Ex-MuSigma, B.E. University of Mumbai
8+ years in Sales and Business development in EdTech in MENA.
Charlie can whistle with his mouth wide-open. It’s not a pretty sight, but it is compelling to watch…ish.
‘Being part of this awesome team and the journey we are all about to embark on is what gets me out of bed each morning. I’m genuinely happy to hear the alarm go off!’
BizDev & Analytics MA Finance, Wollongong University
Hussain has a compulsive habit of adding the digits of the string of numbers on car number plates. He has not progressed to adding two number plates together yet though.
‘The opportunity to push my limits each day is hugely motivating’
18+ years’ experience in education domain including setting-up and managing of colleges
15+ yrs experience in Architecture, Solution design and development
Master in Computer Science, Jordan
A keen volleyball and badminton player, Duaa is as tough a competitor as you’re likely to find. You’d need to be too with all those spikes and smashes!
‘Learning something new every day is the main driver for my passion to get up early every morning’
BE (Hons) – BioTechnology BITS
Smruti can hold her breath. For 2 minutes. Whilst underwater. Doing a handstand! Rumours of her being part-fish are unsubstantiated.
‘The thought of learning something new and knowing that I will be getting an opportunity to perform much better than yesterday is what makes me get out of the bed every morning!’
B.Tech (Information Technology), MG Univesity
Ntihin always holds his consistency and ethics and is well-respected because of it. He also holds a table-tennis bat quite a lot too.
‘To work, learn and grow with nexquare and be instrumental in driving it beyond its mission by adhering to its values and cultures while utilizing my potential and talent to its fullest – what more could a person want?’
B.E (Hons) in Electronics and Communication, BITS
Our in-house photographer, Muni is super adventurous and only smiles when he is being so. After three or four super adventures, he is positively grinning!
‘The sheer motivation from this group of people working towards the success of the company in unison is extremely satisfying’.
B.E (Hons) in Computer Science, BITS
Whilst many of us struggle to write well with one hand, Satya can do so perfectly with both of his. He has yet to master the same with his feet, unfortunately.
‘I know that I will learn something exciting today. I am sure we have all found ourselves here to create something amazing, to really make a difference’
Bachelor of Commerce, Kannur University
Sandeep, recently married, is the happiest he has ever been and is looking forward to the future. Bliss!
‘Freedom is the core value of nexquare that helps us grow. Independence in thought, decision, creativity, judgement and deeds gives me immense pleasure and dedication to work. I have my own freedom to prioritise my work for our clients and it is this, fed in the mind, which makes me want to get out of my bed each morning’