Malachy Guinness and Woody Webster: Bright Young Things and TutorCruncher
The academic tutoring company with a brand new go-to-app for tutors worldwide
Malachy Guinness and Woody Webster, 28 and 33
Companies: Bright Young Things and TutorCruncher
Malachy Guinness and Woody Webster have built the largest tutoring firm in London from the ground up – and their new business, Startups 100-listed TutorCruncher, has the potential to propel them to global renown. Bright Young Things now serves 1,800 parents a year across the UK and abroad through a combination of private tuition and its three tuition centres based in Tunbridge Wells, Rochester and St Albans. The agency alone generated a turnover of £1.5m in 2013, a more than impressive business achievement for two young entrepreneurs.
However, the duo’s new product TutorCruncher, an cloud-based lesson planning, financial management and timetabling app designed to take the headaches out of running tutoring businesses, is what could send them to truly dizzy heights. Available on iOS and Android devices, the TutorCruncher app promises to eliminate the maelstrom of cumbersome red tape and paperwork nearly every tutor has to deal with via a smart usage-based pricing model. Generating revenues of £50,000 after just a few months of trading, Guinness and Webster already have their eye on cracking the lucrative American market as they seek to make TutorCruncher the go-to app for tutors worldwide.