Anil Kumar PrasannaCO Founder & CEO of Axisrooms Published On: Friday, October 16, 2015 Views 2001
"The thing about inventing is you have to be both stubborn and flexible, more or less simultaneously.”
This dynamic visionary, has been a dreamer who believes only in achieving soaring high and knows the art of mastery when it comes to his deliverable. He is a young entrepreneur on his way to construct his destiny with unambiguous ideas and defined set of goals. Through his career, he has ensured the quality and competence is at the top most priority. More than 12 years in travel trade sector has given his much credence, which was one of the reason behind his latest startup.
Axisrooms.com is the complete hotel distribution solution to manage your B2B partners, Corporates, Booking engine and Channel Management. Within the past four and half years, Anil has been able to steer the company towards greater heights.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Services Aggregation Technology Platform for Hotels, this helps hotels to discover, transact, analyse and accelerate their business. We are building a one stack product for hotels to manage their complete reservations- Central Reservation System
Online Travel Agents Distribution – Channel Manager
Offline Travel Agent, Tour Operators & Corporates – Automation of complete reservation process into online. Build Hotels Own sales channel – Powerful Booking Engine customisable with great user experience.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Independent hotels and small hotels had a great issue to manage their inventory and distribution, the technology available was too expensive, obsolete not user friendly. We want to build a GDS (Global Distribution System) for Non GDS hotels.
What is your life mantra?
Stay in the game, always deliver more than expected.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Adoption of technology by smaller hotels. Converting monthly subscription to pay per transaction model.
How did you overcome those challenges?
User friendly platform, responsive customer service and experience.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We have raised a USD 2 Million capital from Seed Fund
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
We spend too much time to identify the right team, our core team spends lot of time with a new hiring so we could get the best output and team understands the vision and mission of our business model. We have motivated team, they take responsibility to deliver. With so much of money and opportunity we have lost the few, but we have always replaced with much better and balanced talent.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Patience, Product, Persistence and Peformance
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Mostly used app in our business is google business apps.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Reuse if it exists, just tweak it for the innovation, improvement and performance. Completely new innovation is very difficult to sustain.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Success is a mirage, it is hard to comment here as we are still in direction to our success not yet successful, but we will not give up till we achieve our business goals.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Dont stop innovating, keep yourself grounded and approachable to your customers.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Start up is a very tough journey, that too if you are not a IIT or from IIM or engineer. Be a dreamer and work towards making it a reality. Passion & belief is a greatest asset.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
100 K Room Nights and to be Asia’s leading hotel distribution and analytics platform.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
The learning we have got is priceless with AxisRooms, so we will be surely much more faster than the anticipated duration of this business.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
- South Island
- New Zealand Koh Samui
- Thailand Goa – India
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“The thing about inventing is you have to be both stubborn and flexible, more or less simultaneously.” Jeff Bezos, CEO & President of Amazon.com