Showing posts from October, 2012

A Startup fulfills its promise after 22 months - Vikreyta

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.

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…