Sahil DhingraCo founder of Let's Barter India Published On: Friday, May 20, 2016 Views 5016
"If you don’t build your dream , someone else will hire you to help them build theirs"
Sahil Dhingra completed his schooling from Delhi Public School and went to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. Sahil has worked as Business Development and Relationship Manager at Geoworks Realty before moving on to become the CEO at Mediroof.
Due to his entrepreneurial spirit, Sahil co-founded Lets Barter India, which is the group where people can talk about everything for barter. It enables everyone to connect with like minded people with an aim to revive the age-old tradition of Barter and bring it back in fashion.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service
Let’s Barter is a community for like-minded Indians to connect and barter their pre-loved goods. We aim to bring back the concept of barter, and make exchanging cool. Who needs money anyway right? Formed in October 2015, Let’s Barter started as a Facebook group to be a facilitator of barter and trade. Bartering is now as easy as adding a listing for your product. Other members of the community will get in touch with you with their offers. You can barter anything from electronics to services, furniture, passes, clothing etc. Post your listing for free and enjoy the offers from our community. If you are looking for some interesting products, just search by product type on the website. You can make an offer using the Make Offer button or chat with the owner of the listing via our secure chat. Headquartered in Delhi, Let’s Barter strives to make a protected and secure community for you to barter in the most convenient way possible.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
It stemmed from the want to create a high-value service for Indians.
What is your life mantra?
If you don’t build your dream , someone else will hire you to help them build theirs
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
The most challenging part was to hire a technical team to build our product. We also faced problems in starting from scratch and making the group what it is today.
How did you overcome those challenges?
We have been lucky enough to have a strong advisory board and mentors who have helped us find the best talent from the pool. Also, friends , family and other co-workers have been kind enough to spread the word of our community which has helped us to become one of the largest in India.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We have done a small seed round from friends and family for the development of the product and marketing.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Passion, Big and Bold vision, Ready to accept failure and move ahead
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Canva, Google Analytics, Fiverr, Grytics
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I wish to stay calm and be more focused.
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success
It’s better to fail than not trying, Startup only if you think you have the vision to make a change in everyone’s life.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid
Don’t Startup to get funded but do it to create an impact.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now
Nothing comes easy in life.Work hard and achieve what you had visioned for.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Next, 3 years will be a roller coaster ride for all of us as we plan to be all across India and few other countries impacting everyone’s life with our idea of barter.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I would love to become an actor this time as it had always been my dream to become one but could never persue it.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Goa, Maldives & Dubai
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
Don’t worry about failure, you have to be right once.
- Website http://letsbarterindia.com/