Episode 127

Exiting to the University they Studied at with Yuxin Zhu

This week on The Exit: In freshman year, Yuxin wanted to improve his grades with new classes, but he soon realized finding the right ones through his uni’s system was a painful process. That’s when he and a friend decided to build a better class search system. It wasn’t easy, but once they finalized the system, the website took off. After 2 years they were generating over 1M sessions annually, so they monetized the site and watched profit coming in. The site was so successful, it was covering their university fees. With such a winning model, it’s no surprise that the university they were studying at wanted to acquire the business… Listen to find out how their exit went down. 


Yuxin Zhu co-founded a company as a computer science major in college by creating a search engine that allowed students at their college to audit potential course discovery and information about their college path like never before, which was acquired by the University of California in 2015. Yuxin currently is the Co-founder of Replo, a company that provides web page building tools for ecommerce companies wanting a better solution to building a unique website.

Website – https://www.replo.app/

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/yuxinzhu/

Twitter @Replohq – https://twitter.com/replohq


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Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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