Alexey BorisovCo-Founder of Rocketech Published On: Thursday, August 11, 2022 Views 2761
Alexey Borisov - Popular Software Development House that Specializes in Startups
Alexey Borisov has an experience of more than 10+ years from different startups, and corporate, and has wide knowledge of factory business, fashion, IT, e-commerce, marketing, events, PR, VC, and many more.
At the same time, he has a distinct education in the innovation industry. All of this lets him leverage all his experience to precisely assist any new folder that they partner with.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/service?
We are a software development house that specializes in startups. We help daring founders implement themes and ideas in emerging markets – by launching an MVP and further scaling the business.
We come from an operational background and invest our approach in every founder that comes to us. It has been six years since we first started out and we invest a lot of money in our business to facilitate the launch of startups, find the best talents, and use the best scrum practices. Every founder that our foundation has approached has acknowledged the quality of services and have started to work with us.
What inspired you to build the above product/service?
We are trying to solve a problem that traditional VCs always have – statistics reveal that only 1 from 10 startups fly-up to cover all expenses and don’t make mistakes that the other 9 of them have made. We are trying to establish an effective process and methodology that will guide founders and startups themselves to a successful launch. With our services, those 9 from 10 will succeed as well.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Our most challenging part was pivoting our business from one business model to another. Changes were required from our founders, from markets, from industry, etc.
How did you overcome initial mindset challenges?
By gathering a team that has individuals with different opinions. We always try to build a very stable team around individuals with varying points of view. Also, this team is often very strong. And it has an edge rather than a team with similar mindsets. So by navigating and looking up to every challenge that you face, you keep moving forward.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
I don’t feel there are any important qualities as such since scaling a startup and navigating through daily challenges require resilience through the entire course of the long journey. Nevertheless, the qualities that in my opinion can help a person to become successful are as follows.
My top 3
- Understand your strengths and weaknesses
- Focus only on one thing at a time.
- Become better every day
What is your life mantra?
Constant introspection and study of the world around you.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
We use too many of them. But basically, my advice will be to start with the task and problem that you are trying to solve. After then, design the system and choose the tool.
Not everyone needs to have some tool to use. And the most effective system is systems that don’t use any app or tool.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Say thank you to one new person every morning. Have Sport every day. Stop drinking alcohol.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Reduce the number of phone hours during a week by 20%.
What are your plans for the next 3 years?
Make my company grow by 4-5X every year.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
What are your top three gateway destinations?
Share a quote that inspires you the most?
“Build something 100 people love, not something 1 million people kind of like.” – Brian Chesky