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A Startup fulfills its promise after 22 months - Vikreyta

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On 26th November 2010, we initiated a survey on Twitter,Facebook and some other networks regarding our Startup.

We started on 5th of July 2010, and till 26th of November 2010, we had not a single validation from the user/consumer side, that what we were building is a useful and desired thing (Yes we jumped into it, just like that). It was just in our minds.

What we were then trying to build was a local price discovery engine, which gives you the prices of the products from the local neighbourhood stores. And that too when none of us had a technical background, and we live in India.

Since then we have pivoted to web retail, becoming a market place for Mom-N-Pop retailers of India, (Vikreyta) but that's what we wanted to do first .

As part of the survey, we promised that we will pick-out a lottery of 4 persons and shall give them a shopping voucher of one of the largest retailer of India, as a token of our appreciation.


207 persons responded to our survey and an over-whelming majority of…

Our HQ - Vikreyta shifted to its own office.

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Since we started on 5th of July 2010, on this journey, we have been working from home,coffee shop and shared office.

All this while we changed 3 shared offices, in Bombay and Pune.

We upped the hiring in September 2012 and by 4th October 2012, we are now 7 member strong team.

The space at our last shared office was proving awfully in-adequate for even 5 persons and before 2 more members join, we had to rush to hunt and find good enough space to accommodate at least 10-12 people.

We had some primary things in mind, while hunting for the new office location-:

1. Central location in Pune, very good connectivity by road/train both from the employee conveyance as well as from logistics purpose.

2. At least a couple of small rooms to spare for meeting and visitors.

3. A good coffee shop nearby for meetings which require out of office atmosphere.

4. Snacks/Food outlets nearby to quench the hunger.

Luckily, we found a place in very short time, which fulfilled all these criteria and now serves as our H…