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Industry Recognition

BenchPrep is being recognized for awards that celebrate both our product and company.

Growjo learning

2019 Fastest Growing

Learning Companies

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Growjo chicago

2019 Fastest Growing

Chicago Companies

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Training industry 2019

2019 Top 20 Training

Delivery Companies

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Timmy awards 2019

Best Tech

Work Culture Finalist

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2019 Best Corporate/Enterprise

Learning Solution Finalist

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2019 Best Places to Work


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Talented learning awards

2019 Best Continuing Education

& Association Learning Systems

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Built in best places to work

2019 Best Places to Work

Chicago - Small Companies

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Bandon hall

2018 Best Advance in Unique

Learning Technology

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Chicago innovation awards

2018 Chicago Innovation Awards

Top 100 Finalists

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Ims global

Global Learning Impact

Award Honorable Mention

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City lights

ITA City Lights 2018

Rising Star Finalist

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Timmy awards

Best Tech

Manager Finalist

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Timmy awards

Best Tech Workplace

for Diversity Finalist

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BenchPrep timeline


Doubled revenue for 4th year in a row, 100% increase in client launches, and named a finalist for 5 leading industry awards.


Doubled revenue for the 3rd consecutive year, doubled the BenchPrep team, reached 3M learners, and relocated our headquarters to Willis Tower.


Named a Tyton Partners Growth50 Company.


Launched our 1st B2B program, beginning ACT partnership.


Reached 1M learners and 30 partners including publishers, training organizations, test prep organizations and K-12.


Expanded into 21st century learning skills, vocational training, and technology verticals. Signed up 15 more partners.


Raised $6M in series B funding from NEA and Revolution Ventures. Added Peter Barris and David Golden to the Board of Directors. Launched partnership with The Princeton Review.


Launched the cross-platform learning solution: web, mobile and tablet. Signed up two of the largest academic publishers: McGraw Hill and Cengage.


Raised $2.2M in series A funding from Lightbank. Awarded Best in Class Assessment Platform award at Education Innovation Summit.


Launched the first-ever exam prep app for the iPhone. Apple featured multiple apps as “Featured Edu App” on the iTunes Store.

Benchprep team



Ashish Rangnekar

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer


Ujjwal Gupta

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer

Our story

BenchPrep started in 2009 when Ashish was preparing for the GMAT in New York City and had a revelation. He called his friend Ujjwal to vent about how difficult it was to find time to study while working a full-time job, and how he was forced to lug around these heavy test prep textbooks everywhere he went to take advantage of any free time. This annoying inconvenience led him to ask Ujjwal, “Why isn’t there a better way to study on the go?”

They decided to develop a mobile app for GMAT prep; this was the first ever test prep app of any kind for the iPhone. More than 1,000 test takers purchased the app in the first month (an “aha!” moment), which helped them immediately realize there were likely many more people who could benefit from an interactive, personalized learning experience on their mobile devices.

BenchPrep started with an idea for efficient on-the-go learning

One mobile app led to 100+ apps and an omni-channel, enterprise-level SaaS learning platform that BenchPrep now offers today. BenchPrep has helped several credentialing bodies and test publishers develop digital learning programs that deliver an exceptional, unmatched experience to learners. Through industry-leading partnerships with the world’s leading education and training organizations, BenchPrep has helped more than 3 million learners and continues to be at the forefront of technological innovation and improving learning outcomes.

Organizations are now starting to realize that the needs of today’s learners have changed. They need personalization, gamification, and real-time omni-channel access to learning content. BenchPrep is helping these organizations digitally transform their approach to learning and training to align their methods and systems to today’s learner and drive more successful outcomes.

BenchPrep allows organizations to construct the best learner experience

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