Lokendra Tomar
(Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow)
Shailesh Vikram Singh
(Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow)
Sandeep Dhaka
(Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad).
Alexa Ranking
May, 2013
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Rank in World

Parent Company
Zebra Networks

Founded Year

Number of Employee
1-10 employees

Head Office
Noida , India
Career Page

Major Acquisitions


CoolAvenues’s Story is an MBA community focused website in India which caters to MBA Aspirants, B-School Students and MBA alumni. It has multiple channels such as Jobs, Career, MBA Preparation, B-School, Knowledge Zone, Seminars & Events listing and Cafe.’s main feature has been its coverage of the placement processes of IIMs (Indian Institutes of Management) and other leading MBA institutes, as published by Business Today and Mint. was started in the year 2000 by three IIM and IIT alumni in order to tap the market offered by passive MBA job seekers in India during the Internet dotcom boom days. CoolAvenues became quite visible in Indian Internet space in 2000–2001 when it focused on carrying out placements surveys in top Indian B-Schools. CoolAvenues MBA recruitment trend data were widely reported and published by leading magazines, TV channels including Zee News, CNN, Business Today, Newsweek During its early phase, tried to raise venture funding, but could not due to the dotcom bubble bust. After the bust, abandoned its plan of fundraising and focussed on revenue generation and building its brand. It entered into the executive search market and expanded its operation to become a job board as well. The founding team of made an exit from at the end of 2002. started as a MBA career site aimed at creating a community and targeting passive job seekers. With time, it expanded its offering to include the pre-MBA population. At present the main focus of website is management graduates and MBA aspirants.

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