Paritosh Sharma fits every role whether you call him a consultant, evangelist, founder, techie or a leader. Heading SME & Channel Partner Business, PayUmoney, PayUbiz stimulates his zeal to accelerate startups growth in India. He specializes in product marketing, partnerships, customer experience. Paritosh has also founded few more ventures viz. Hashtag Growth Partners & until ROI Consulting, WeYouPoint and has attained several milestones at various posts in leading organizations. He is credited hugely for boosting customer engagement rate at Jabong.
After studying BCA from Jagannath International Management School, he pursued masters in management from All India Management Association. Creating emotionally engaging experiences is his biggest love and he has contributed significantly to growth team of leading brands like HikeApp. Read more about his achievements and business ideas.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
PayUMoney is a FREE and unique online payments solution for anyone who wants to collect payments in India, be it Individuals, brick & mortar start-ups, Freelancers, Schools, Hotels, Utility companies, Residential societies, Telcos, Insurance companies, traders, retailers etc. PayU money has successfully empowered more than 1 Lakh SMEs, across India till now and helped them grow their business by integrating its state of art technology with their businesses.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
India is yet emerging and there’s a phenomenal opportunity to enable every seller and buyer in India to transact online. PayUmoney enables anyone to transact online OR on mobile.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Everyday is challenging. When challenges cease to exist, there’s no point waking up.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I start every day at 5:30am sharp and hit the sack around 11pm. I am constantly learning how to shut off all noise and deliver. Being productive and present in every living moment, will make you stand apart of the crowd. You’d make a positive dent in the universe.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
I represent PayUmoney as the Head of SME and Channel Partner Business. Im not responsible for raising money.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
We have an incredible culture. We call our guiding principles “PayU ways”. Discipline, Integrity, Speed are a few which we live by.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
1. Strict Discipline.
2. High Integrity
3. Zero Reasoning
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
1. PayUmoney (of course to pay my bills)
3. Walnut app
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Keeping a clear track of my time and reduce all noise.
Eg: every non-urgent call I take only after 7:45pm. Meetings that don’t have an immediate impact on business I keep on weekends or before 10am.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Be more financially aware.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
Persistence is everything. No work is small. Don’t define yourself by your designation.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Leaving parents/ wife/ family for better/ more money.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
Money is NOT everything.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
1. Build PayU India into a multi Billion Dollar payments venture from India
2. Raise a happy family
3. Make 50 Startups grow faster and create more jobs
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Leave all un-productive people and explore more
What are your top three getaway destinations ?
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
Not a quote but the words of a song
“Baanwra mann dekhne chala ik sapna” – Dream till you are alive.