Rohan Pavuluri, Upsolve

Upsolve is a 501(c)(3) legal aid nonprofit that started in 2016. Their mission is to help low-income Americans in financial distress get a fresh start through Chapter 7 bankruptcy at no cost. 

"We do this by combining the power of technology with pro bono attorneys. Spun out of Harvard Law School, the Upsolve team includes lawyers, engineers, and judges. We have mission-driven funders that include the U.S. government, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and private charities." 

Rohan Pavuluri, A.B. '18 and co-founder of Upsolve, continues to remain a close friend of Harvard Ventures. Fall 2017, during his final year of studies Rohan was kind enough to speak at several Harvard Ventures' panels. There, he describes what drove him to pursue a "non-traditional" career path and how he continues to navigate the difficult work-life balance of an undergraduate founder. He has gone on to win the grand prize at the Harvard President's Innovation Challenge and be named Forbes 30 under 30 (Law and Policy 2018). Rohan proves a great example for innovative Harvard College founders driven to make an impact.


  The Upsolve Team  Rohan Pavuluri and Jonathan Petts (Source: WSJ)

The Upsolve Team
Rohan Pavuluri and Jonathan Petts (Source: WSJ)

 Pavuluri and Syed '18 winning the President's Innovation Challenge

Pavuluri and Syed '18 winning the President's Innovation Challenge

 Pavuluri, with close friends Vinay Iyengar '18 and Andreas Vandris '18, sitting on a HV panel discussing their unique career choices

Pavuluri, with close friends Vinay Iyengar '18 and Andreas Vandris '18, sitting on a HV panel discussing their unique career choices

 Pavuluri working with an Upsolve client 

Pavuluri working with an Upsolve client