A can-do attitude and a hard working approach can surely help anyone in making their dream come to reality. The same holds true for Kamal, who has been successfully juggling multiple roles for its venture, Dealwithus. An IIT Bombay graduate, Kamal always had the approach of moving ahead even when things are not panning out properly. He has been instrumental in driving marketing innovation and tie-ups for Dealwithus.
Dealwithus is basically an online portal empowering customers with a seamless cash-back experience on their online shopping from 400 plus eCommerce portals. The company is riding on the wave of e-commerce popularity as opening a new engagement channel between the vendors as well as consumers. Within a span of few years, Dealwithus has made huge ground in creating a niche for itself.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Dealwithus is an online portal founded by 3 IIT Bombay Engineers, focused on creating a destination for consumers that rewards their purchase and offers a seamless cash-back experience. 10000 plus Dealwithus consumers are “Empowered Shoppers” and leveraging the “Smartest Shopping Gateway” every month.
We now drive an average sales volume of 45 Lakhs, to leading e-commerce portals like Amazon, Flipkart and others.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
As the e-Commerce is growing at exponential rate and price of products is going high because of tremendous money spent on marketing. Ultimately customers have to bear the price. We are a platform where businesses can reach out customers who are experienced E-Shoppers. Customers have an advantage of choosing from more than 400 marketplaces and get additional cash back.
What is your life mantra?
Keep IT Simple – Break big problems in to smaller and tackle each one head on.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Managing time and giving appropriate importance to every relationship in all realms of life.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I prioritize the work accordingly and employed various time management strategies. Did my level best to stick to the plans
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
We will be closing our seed investment next month
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
Continuous learning and motivated environment with ESOP works well with my team
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?
I use Nuzzel.com each morning for fetching all latest new updates from friends.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Gaining knowledge, Improving each day.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Some time i am so engrossed with work that i am unable to pay sufficient time to my personal life.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Never Give Up.
As Famous Quote by Sidney Sheldon – “Life is like a novel. It’s filled with suspense. You have no idea what is going to happen until you turn the page.”
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Choosing wrong team members for the startup. Devote ample time and expertise for forming the team.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Value good work than anything else.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Taking our company Global as “We Want To Be the Best Search Engine For Products and The Go-To Platform for Personalized Product Marketing.”
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I think the way i have started my career is just appropriate and no need to make alterations.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
- My home town Rawatbhata “Nuclear City of India”
- Lake Side IIT Bombay most peaceful place to spend time
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Keep Moving Forward.”