Parsa Rezvani is an energetic young founder with a passion for using technology to improve the education industry. Parsa is the co-founder and CEO of Tutorfly.org, a peer tutoring marketplace that empowers students with quality tutoring.
At UCLA, he was selected as an All-American athlete on the men’s club volleyball team and enjoyed teaching literary finance and entrepreneurship to low-income students in West LA while receiving his B.A. in Economics and minor in entrepreneurship from UCLA.
Parsa took Tutorfly through both the Startup UCLA Accelerator and the Anderson Accelerator programs and was one of 40 collegiate students worldwide to be invited to New York for the Techstars x Blackstone Launchpad College Bootcamp in 2017.
"It’s incredibly helpful to be able to get UCLA Anderson students working on the same project with UCLA Engineering and UCLA Economics students and to have spaces to do this work as facilitated by Startup UCLA, the UCLA Anderson Accelerator, and UCLA’s IRI. Other universities are already starting to replicate what UCLA has to offer!"
Parsa was also selected in the Spring of 2018 as the recipient of the Barry & Meredith Eggers Seed Fund Prize, and placed 2nd at UCLA Anderson’s Annual Knapp Venture Competition with a fellow undergraduate teammate.
When asked why he decided to join UCLA Ventures, Parsa said, "Countless UCLA Ventures members have graciously given me their time, and making a pledge to UCLA Ventures was simply the right thing to do to continue the cycle of giving back. The fact that a young, first-time entrepreneur like me gets to interact on a consistent basis with successful UCLA entrepreneurs like Mike Teng, Barry Eggers, Henry Hsiao, and Topher Conway, is pretty incredible."
Parsa also completed a research project, exploring how to bring high-quality tutoring and mentorship to Title I (low income) schools sustainably, through UCLA’s Internet Research Initiative, working directly under the tutelage of Dr. Leonard Kleinrock and Dean Murthy of UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering.