What: Bus Booking
Who: Phanindra Sama
When: Since 2006
Funded by: Self, Profitable now.
Revenue: Commissions from each bookings
Big Idea: “Each bus operator is so small that he can’t build his own IT system, so I thought it would be a good ide
a to build a system for them,”
In Media: Dare, Forbes, Yourstory, and more
My take: Redbus needs no review. They started with an unproven idea and through their relentless execution of that idea have made them first choice for bus booking. I use them every time I want to book a ...
What: Private apartment communities, management tools and real estate listing.
Who: Sameer Jain, Lalit Mangal, Vikas Malpani
When: Since 2008
Funded by: Morpheus and more.
Revenues From: Advertisement, Lead generation, Property rental and sale listing. (*)
In Media: Toi, HT, Yourstory and more
My Take: Local social networking is a hard place to be in, the dynamics of social networks are aginst smaller and insular networks. I meet my RWA agent once a month to pay my CAM, so the value proposition of the tools is not immedietly obvious to me. But real-estate is a good place to ...
I am a software engineer. I hate repeating myself. I hate doing work which others have done.
I hate repeating mistakes which others have already made and learnt from.
I want to learn from amazing people who "have been there, done that". I want to see far and so I need to stand on the shoulders of giants.
In next three months I want to talk to most of the startups mentioned in this Quora thread.
Today we talk to Pallav Nadhani, founder of FusionCharts, a company building interactive flash charts and data visualization tools. He is also founder of Seeders, an angel investment firm.
Shabda: Would you tell us a bit about yourself. How did you get started? How has the journey so far been?
Pallav: I am a techie turned CEO. I started FusionCharts at the age of 17 in 2002. Before that, for 2 years, I worked as web developer in my dad's web design/development firm. That's where I developed a love for web technologies. Before that I was writing ...
?L-pad, a remote mentoring/incubation program for early stage startups is launching their second batch. You can apply here. It is an interesting model where they take 4% equity in the company for providing mentoring and connections, but no funding.
Mohit, the founder of L-pad answered some questions for us.
Today we talk to Paras Chopra of Wingify, who make A/B Testing Software, about his company, A/B testing and entrepreneurship. visualwebsiteoptimizer.com has been covered by Techcrunch and more and is used by some of the biggest (and smallest) companies including Microsoft and Rackspace.
Shabda: Would you tell us a bit about yourself? How did you get about interested in startups? How hard or fruitful has the journey been?
Paras: I had been interested in computers since my 9th grade when my dad brought home a PC. I remember playing with VB 6.0 and it was fun ...
Proto has made us meet some of the most interesting startups as well as entrepreneurs. Rehan was is good example. Rehan Yar Khan is the CEO and founder at Remindo which provides working professionals the web based tools needed to work, organize and communicate across the office effectively.
Remindo provides an excellent interface to check out upcoming events, milestones, news and files, and the conversations happening in an office – all in a single window.
Remindo is based out the U.S. Ashok Kurien, director at Zee T.V. is the co-founder at Remindo.
We had a short interview with Rehan ...