There are people who always believe that engagement is the best strategy to gain trust and succeed in this highly competitive market. Jeet Kumar is one of these individuals who have always been driven by ingenuity and perseverance. He has an expertise in programming, management, and leadership.
After completing his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, he went to complete his M.Tech from the same college. He started his career as an intern at IBMand gradually scaled the ladder of success. However, as luck would have it, he entered the entrepreneurial sector with Truple. He cofounded this social networking platform with five other entrepreneurs (i.e. Sriram Sekhar, Karthik CV, Chetan Patil, Madhavevdra Kumar & Rohit Harlalka). Truple is a free social networking platform to get help by connecting & socializing with people nearby. If you have any need that you think people nearby can help or solve, you can use Truple to connect such people. They can respond or chat & those needs may become mutually beneficial.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Meeting people with a purpose is a great way to solve each other’s problem, grow our network, & find new friends. We live in a world with infinite opportunities, but limited resources. The more we share, the longer we can expect to inhabit this world. Today in this digital world, we are digitally connected, but spatially we are not well connected. There are so many people living around us that searching for the right person is a daunting task. Truple can help you find the right person to engage with.
All you need to do is • SHARE • ENGAGE • PARTICIPATE •
- a) Share your needs by creating a post
- b) People near your location can see you post & the interested ones will connect with you
- c) Chat with them & decide if you’d like to engage
- Post creation
- Live Chat
- Map location & direction
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
It’s been close to 2 years since we began our entrepreneurial journey. In these two years we developed 3 products, sadly-closed one, changed the strategy from B2C to B2B for another, and currently working on Truple.
Truple was our envisioned product from day 1 i.e., 2 years back, but we thought of introducing it at a later stage 3-4 years down the line. We started as a service provider for services like plumbing, electrical, carpentry, yoga, photography etc., but because of huge labor cost, there were limitations to expansion. Hence we switched the model to the marketplace model with the name “Getblu.” We were doing fairly well with many happy customers, and then came the Money in truck loads. Just not to us, to our competitors. Investors had put close to $400 Million in the segment, and it became virtually impossible to sustain with few thousand dollars when competitors were burning millions. Also, low user engagement was another limitation in the model.
So in February, 2016, we decided to bring Truple ahead of its time. It took us close to 5 months to get the basic version of the product ready. We launched the beta-version in the last week of June, 2016.
What is your life mantra?
Making Truple resourceful to users all around world.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Explaining people what is Truple and how beneficial it is as we have launched it ahead of its time.
How did you overcome those challenges?
By simplifying that explanation.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Truple is an ambitious project and we are selective about financial institutes we approach.
Truple’s current user base in months time of its launch (All Organic):
USA = 478
INDIA = 443
IRAN = 59
UK = 58
GERMANY = 28
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
By constantly improving current work procedures with great ideas. We have amazing team! No Brain Drains!
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Our amazing Tech team has developed all sophisticated tools including our apps in our office.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Completion of task in its all-important aspects.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Always finding multiple solutions for issues (takes extra time)
Answer in less than 50 words
Too early for this.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Don’t be Hasty in your decisions.
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Good things are always going to take time.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Make Truple lot more resourceful for users around the world.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Every situation is unique, so does starting over again. I will apply myself.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
London Australia Goa
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
‘Problem is not a problem; Problem is your attitude about the problem’