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Building Services for India: Murugavel Janakiram

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“I believed in what I was doing”

“I had seen the success of Match.com in US”

“Luckily I did not get funded”

“Starting understanding the system and its workings – for example, started to get every profile screened. Started protecting the photo. Other things like horoscopes.”

“Customer insights led to addition of value added services like Verifications”

“We continuously innovated. Innovation is the key” [=understanding the customer and continuously adapting to his needs]

“Pricing is a trial and error. It is determined by market forces to a great extent”

“Eventually after opening office all across India, we were the first company to go to the doorstep to collect the payment. We tied with banks and affiliates and post-offices” [payment innovation]

“We are the first one to try SMS based match making” [=risk taking]

“Diversified into other properties” [=expansion based on core competencies accumulated/built]

“The question you should ask is – am I build to sell or build to last” [=fundamental vision]

“What kind of the business model should I choose”

“This year 10% of the money is coming from advertisements” [=hard to monetize traffic]

“To compete with existing established services, you NEED to be disruptive”

“At the end of the day, only success is celebrated. Only passion matters”

“Base your decision making on facts and truths”

“Think big, but start small” [=be real, but have a vision]

“It all comes from hardwork and dedication. I got married through the site”

“Honesty is something that every entrepreneur should have”

“There are no shortcuts to success”

“Attitude is very important”

“It is important to get a repeat audience. If the service is such that a user tells 10 others, then it is great” [=viral]

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2 Responses

  1. raj says:

    Great capture..

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