Sumit SrivastavaCEO of OnlineGatha Published On: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Views 2835


"Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion."

The urge to build something that gives value to the community, that helps people grow and ultimately makes world a better place is too strong in Sumit Srivastava. And a corporate job can’t hold such individuals for long.

Started his career as a software engineer, Sumit was quick to realize that a 9-5 job isn’t enough to fuel the dream he had. He quickly started software venture of his own so that he can provide the value to clients in the way he had always wanted.

But that too wasn’t enough to quench his thirst to give value to the community. So, he began with another venture called OnlineGatha, an eBook publishing & printing service that allows people to get their creation published and reach their target readers easily.

Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.

OnlineGatha is an eBook publishing & printing service. We connect hardcopy creators with the online world. We provide a platform for new comers to get their creation published and reach their target readers easily.

What inspired you to build the above product/service?

I wanted to do something different. Not just running a software company that makes applications and generates funds. I wanted to help people by engaging them into something which can make them realize that they are working with a brand. A software agency can never bring out a brand name until it has created a revolutionary product.

What is your life mantra?

Create your own path; think, learn, and move creatively.

What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?

Building a suitable team and financial prospects

How did you overcome those challenges?

Positive thinking is a key to success for all changes

Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.

From our main software agency (www.compaddicts.in) – Compaddicts Infotech Pvt Ltd

According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?

Positive thinking, superb patience level, and planned topology to execute idea.

How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?

Well I am never ever endorsed by the concept of brain drain , I have never ever thought about going abroad and earning money I am never used to such type of thoughts for me who are bought up in India and are growing abroad by earning money should understand one very important thing that may be they are earning high than any average individual salary in India and are quite rich but we as an Indian , living in India have quite a more pleasure in living with our families and watching them all around us , we are emotional , we have feelings and we love to be together and server our country the best we can and I am quite happy that I am doing it.

Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?

I love playing online games like counter strikes , exploring new technologies , reading about something new and always keen to learn something new which can uplift my process of thinking .

Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.

GYM and LOVE :) these are the motivational factors in my life , please do not be confused love is not meant for girlfriend , it is meant for your family , your close ones , your friends and absolutely for the one whom you are to be married.

Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.

I am quite short temper which I need to change.

Answer in less than 50 words

One tip to success:

Positive thinking, planned topology, and superb patience are the ingredients to success

One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:

Trusting others for your work

One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:

Never ever assign your tasks to someone else just for the sake you can trust them

What are your plans for next 3 years?

To turn OnlineGatha into a 100 Crore company serving with over 200 employees.

If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?

Well it’s one of my favourite question but my answer always remained same a “cricketer”.

What are your top three getaway destinations?

Mauritius , Paris , Kashmir

Share a quote that inspires you the most.

“Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion.”

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