Kiran Prasanna Talks About His Startup TransferGoods.com

June 29, 2016 Startuptalkies

"You must have a big enough ego to make sure you achieve what you want to achieve and not let failure bog you down. Self-respect & Self-confidence can steer you away from failure."

  • Everyone faces a problem of wanting something from somewhere else in the world at some point in their lives, they hopelessly wait for a friend or a friend's friend to get that product/article from there. Now we have transfergoods.com! Not necessarily only International transactions, local ones can also be processed!
  • I wanted to get a kitchen chair for my mom, as she was having sever back pain, but I found out that the one I am looking for is available only in the US and European countries, not in India. I had to wait for 3 months but couldn't find anyone who was travelling between US and Bangalore/ Chennai. That's when I got this idea :)
  • I like taking risks. I've had faced a lot of failures and I know how it feels. Success to me is when you take a risk and that pays off! It's a priceless feeling.
  • Our startup is completely bootstrapped. I managed to save up after working within SAP, India for 3 years. My dad is a big support to me, not just financially, but in everything, from handling finances, setting up marketing campaigns, bringing in new ideas and even staffing.
  • I believe that TransferGoods has a huge potential in today's world. Mindset of the people has changed a lot, people these days, as young as 16-18 years, start travelling the world. There's no need to even talk about the number of seekers we have these days, everyone wants something from somewhere (I am a huge Manchester United fan and I would like to get an original jersey right from the Old Trafford store! I have this in the promo video as well) I hope that people make good use of the website and it helps many people across the world.
  • At present, we have a small team. We are more heavy on the management side. We have a COO, a Technical Director and myself along with 2 developers who are in love with the concept and hence working at a level we did not expect them to, under the guidance of our Technical Director, who has vast experience in this field.
  • Travelers can earn a few extra bucks while traveling or develop more social connections by helping seekers. Seekers can get any stuff from anywhere in the world. It's a win-win for both parties involved. And yes, there's something in it for everyone.
  • Well, I consider myself a young and budding entrepreneurs. It's too early for me to dish out any advice, but all I can say is follow your dreams, work hard towards achieving it, there will be hundreds of hurdles along the way, many of your closest and trust-able people may leave you midway, but if you believe in the concept and your ability, never ever ever give up!
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