InterviewBit Academy is a platform that offers intensive six-month computer science courses through live online classes delivered by top-tier tech mentors and instructors. Students pay only when they land a job beyond a target salary threshold. Their first cohort, which goes live on April 15 includes 300 candidates selected from close to 9,000 applications

The company, which is headquartered in Pune, started off in 2015 as a recruiting and interview prep platform for programmers to practice technical questions typically asked in interviews. The parent brand, InterviewBit, today has 500,000 registered users globally and has placed 4,000 engineers in over 450 tech companies, including Amazon, Uber and Flipkart in India.

InterviewBit was the only bootstrapped startup in LinkedIn’s 2019 Top 25 Startups in India list, which ranks the startups that professionals most want to work for by tracking employee growth, jobseeker interest, engagement and attraction of top talent.

The company was founded by IIIT Hyderabad alums Anshuman Singh, Abhimanyu Saxena and Tushar Bisht as the founding engineer. Anshuman previously worked at Facebook, where he led the team to build and scale Messenger. He is also a competitive programmer and a two-time ACM ICPC World Finalist. Abhimanyu led a team that designed NYC-based retail marketplace Fab.com’s entire front end. Tushar also worked at Facebook and built Nearby Friends, then went on to co-found hyperlocal logistics startup TownRush, which was later acquired by Grofers.