Secure verification process provides a safe environment for students to connect. BuddyPhi's smart algorithms make it easy for university students to match, and the chat feature keeps you well connected all the time
BuddyPhi makes it easy to make new connections with university peers, which helps promote greater information sharing and formation of study groups, which can help improve grades (whilst making friends)
Making new connections, building friendships, improving grades - all help with enhancing the overall university experience
Easy to use interface allows for seemless navigating, matching and chatting
Ability to update bio and subjects, set self-ratings, and view own profile
Swipe right to connect or swipe left to ignore
Mutual connect activates the chat feature
Connect at the start/ end of a semester to buy/ sell study materials from prior semester class, and get useful tips
Mutual connections are sorted by matched subjects, making it easier to seek help when needed most
Integrated chat feature keeps you connected all the time
BuddyPhi aims to be part of every university students’ daily lives – building new connections, making new friends, improve grades and the overall university experience. Students can connect without even being in class or in the lead up to a new semester, it’s that easy. The opportunities for connecting are endless!
Born in South Africa, Bhavik immigrated to Australia after high school in 2004, and enrolled in first year university. The idea was curated after having experienced challenges that are unsurprisingly shared by thousands of university students abroad – new environment, too many new faces, everyone’s on busy schedules, and limited time or opportunities to mingle. Unfortunately, these have the potential to be distracting and can adversely impact grades. BuddyPhi was created to overcome these challenges.
Bhavik currently works as an Investment Associate at a major US private equity firm. Prior roles include Financial Modelling Manager at a global consulting firm (infrastructure and energy), Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory at Barclays Investment Bank (infrastructure and energy), and Senior Associate (Credit Risk) for financial institutions at Macquarie Group. Whilst at university, Bhavik was actively involved in numerous initiatives involving entrepreneurship, leadership, financial markets, and investment – and he is driven by his passion for deep value creation.