Parijat PathakFounder of Fundoo Vacations Published On: Monday, February 01, 2016 Views 1815
"Business is not gamble, so, first calculate then invest."
Parijat is an entrepreneur with rich experience having expertise in brand management, e-commerce as well as m-commerce. He is a multi-skilled person having transformed many brands. After completing his post-graduation in international sales, he founded “Matrix Consultancy” in 2001, which is a complete HR & Management Consulting Firm, operating across India.
Parijat Pathak really understands your requirement and provides you suitable fit rather than swamping you with unwanted profiles. He is a very good initiator, keen learner, and good motivator. After working more than a decade in the HR industry, he leaped on to the startup bandwagon again to launch Fundoo Vacations. It is India’s leading travel website, offering you the best prices on flights, hotels and holiday packages across India and the world. Fundoo Vacations makes planning and buying a holiday or a business trip easy and convenient.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Fundoo Vacations offers Travel Services both online & offline and current product offering consists of Airline Tickets, Hotel Reservation, Vacation Packages, Business Travel Desk, Car Rentals.
Recently we started promotion and marketing for Hotels & Home Stays.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
Two things inspired me to create Fundoo Vacations. First my passion for travel & second I observed that there was a big communication gap between Travelers & OTA’s / Travel agencies. As every company was just pushing their fixed packages without talking & understanding the liking of travelers & their budget.
What is your life mantra?
My life mantra is always being creative in whatever I do as the stereotyped process gets over soon.
What was the most challenging part of your journey until now?
The most challenging part of my entire journey is operating from a small city as most of the client’s thinks businesses operating from small cities will not be able to provide quality service.
How did you overcome those challenges?
We have always proved them wrong with best rates & excellent services even better than industry leaders.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business until now.
We are a “0” liability company. 100% self-funded. We started with a small capital and reinvestment of profit is the investment module.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
Keep on searching & applying new unique ideas.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Creativity & Passion
- Never give up attitude
- One should always be customer / consumer of its own product/services.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Google & Email.
Share any one habit, which you think, makes you more productive.
Always keep on thinking and searching for new & unique ideas in whatever I do & whatever I see.
Share any one habit, which you wish to change in yourself.
Expecting 100% perfectness on everything.
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
Keep on working with passion & creativity.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Business is not gamble, so, first calculate then invest.
- One most important lesson that you have learned until now:
Plan & save for cloudy days from day one.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Expanding B2B Business (Business Travel Desk, Hotels & Home Stay marketing & Franchisee Network)
If you get a chance to start your career, again what would you do differently this time?
As I am a 1st generation entrepreneur so, will prefer to work for few years in the same kind of business to understand the hurdles.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Anywhere… but it must be a wildlife destination.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“The greatest pleasure in life I sin doing what people say you cannot do.”