Sachin is an entrepreneur at heart and a social Media and Digital Marketing expert by profession with several years of experience in areas around Digital and Social Media strategy and execution, Business strategy and Advertising. He is a Marketing Thinker who always looks for smart and innovative ways of doing work. He is also a People person with good problem solving and project management skills.
His entrepreneur career started with his first venture called Summit Paycom. The startup during its launch was poised to take the mobile commerce space in India by storm. However, his true ingenuity came to the forefront with his next startup, which has created a huge buzz around itself with in a short span of time. LetsService.in is an on demand two wheeler service company that allows busy working professionals get their vehicle serviced sitting at their home/office.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
LetsService helps busy working professionals get their 2 wheelers serviced sitting at home/office. LetsService also helps motorcyclists become more compliant by helping them renew their insurance and emission test certificates.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
We are bikers by passion and who better than a biker to understand the importance of timely service of bikes. The idea of LetsService sprang up from one of our co-founder’s personal experience while he was building his first start-up. He says “As the start-up life goes, you do not have time to eat, and servicing your bike is almost not a priority at that point. You are living bootstrapped and on shoe string budgets. I used my bike everyday riding 50+ kms and absolutely ignored what my bike was going through. One day the bike broke down and this created a huge dent in my wallet. While I had to shell out close to Rs. 10,000, I could not stop cursing myself.”
This experience gave birth to LetsService.in and we are now growing steadily bike by bike.
What is your life mantra?
Build solutions for problems first and business next.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Convincing myself to startup having come from a middle class brahmin family.
How did you overcome those challenges?
Sought inspiration from my role model and braved myself to take the leap of faith.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
I have been able to bring my co-founders on board and also the required investment to kickstart the business.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
Make sure your’s is the most exciting place on earth for your employees to work. Keep reinforcing the same. Attrition happens when something else starts looking more attractive than your business.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Attention to detail, Readiness to fail and learn, Think big.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
Create To-do lists, Stay on it, Listen to music with earphones on to avoid disturbance, Prioritize the tasks and make sure you spend a minimum of 30 minutes with your team everyday to catch up.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
I don’t get excited. May be i need to.
Answer in less than 50 words
One tip to success:
I haven’t yet succeeded. It would not be right to tip people about success at the moment. I will when i succeed.
One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Repeating the same mistake twice. Learn quickly from failures and change the approach.
One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
To be skeptical about things that seem too good to be true.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Take LetsService to newer heights. Build a team of awesome individuals who are as passionate as me about bringing about a change in the way people look at post purchase service of 2 wheelers.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Startup at the age of 18.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Goa, the calmer part of it. Coorg – The greener part of it, Mangalore – Slightly cooler part of it.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“Work in silence and let your Triumph Rocket 3 do the talking.”