Senthil KumaranCEO of Zomint Published On: Thursday, March 10, 2016 Views 1300
"I've failed over and over and over again in my life, and that's why I succeed."
A commerce graduate from Madras University and Chartered Accountant from the ICAI, Senthil Kumaran, has worked with several big names like Nike, YPAYCASH, and FCI. Currently serving as the CEO of Zomint, Senthil provides overall leadership to business on strategy, development, team, funding and execution.
Zomint is an online platform for gifting personalized Jewellery in India. The company pays special attention to the quality of the product to deliver good customer satisfaction. Zomint aims to be the one of the top online personalized Jewellery gifting platform in the precious Jewellery segment of India.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Zomint is an online platform for gifting Jewellery. Zomint deals with huge collection of Gold and Diamond Jewellery designed for specific occasions like Anniversaries, Birthdays, and Engagements. It is one of its kind where your gifting Jewellery ranges can start as competitive as Rs 2,000. Zomint also uses technology by introducing trendy Jewellery where the recipient can scan the QR Code in the Pendant to see every day offers.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
In terms of gifting, Consumers prefer Jewellery considering the intimacy, value and uniqueness. The Founders of Zomint sensed lack of options to gift Jewellery and thus, Zomint came into existence.
What is your life mantra?
Keep moving. Stability is just a word, which has no reality as everything is dynamic and changing in this world. Even Regrets are short-lived.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Affordable, Certified, Precious Jewellery is an unexplored market, with no real options for Consumers. Making them available online and convincing the first time buyers of gifting Jewellery to alleviate their apprehensions about Quality, and safe delivery across homes in India.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Every request of customer is given the utmost care ensuring the quality. The supply chain is well monitored with highly reputed logistics partners and product/transit insurance ensures the comfort of an off market Purchase.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Zomint currently self-funded by founders.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
A fabulous team which is very high on morale, working towards setting a benchmark in this industry together with the flexibility of a startup environment where everyone understands and play a unified role.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
- Don’t give up, keep trying.
- Believe failure and success are twins.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Understanding digital marketing tools where now all play a huge role in ranking your products, site etc.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Not spending more time with family
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
Keep moving, on and on.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Giving up easily.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
You will get what you deserve, in the long run.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Zomint to be one of the top 3 players in online gifting of precious Jewellery segment in India
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
An IPS Police Officer
What are your top three getaway destinations?
My hometown Pondicherry, Chamonix in France and a walkthrough waters in villages across rivers in Netherlands.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life, and that’s why I succeed.”