Salil has been an avid participant of several legacy forums with an MBA from IIM Bangalore. He started his career as an engineer and spent several years polishing his skills in software programming. He often found a void when it came to a single place or platform for any related information. This is when he started to ponder upon the idea of filling that void. This resulted in QueryHome – a platform for multiple agnostic communities. He is currently devoted to the development and growth of the QueryHome Platform.
Salil is a great engineer with immense temperament, which is critical for any engineer. He often spends time on debating and reading new concepts, ideas and technologies on the web, with a passion. He has the credence to get into details while keeping an eye on commercial aspects of any project. This has given him a vital advantage when it comes to QueryHome.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
QueryHome is a Q&A platform which currently supports four categories i.e. technology, puzzles, GK and entertainment. Platform attracts 25K unique visitors with 100+ new question every day and having ~65K worldwide traffic rank. QueryHome allows its users to write blogs, post jobs and socialize with others by following them or get followed. Recently we tried to expand our offerings in B2B SAAS model with the initial success of having few paid customer. Our B2B SaaS offerings help Websites/Apps to add Q&A based community building.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
I used to participate in a lot of technology forum, as a user I need to remember different forums, maintains different passwords which were simply unmanageable. This created a thought of having a single forum serving multiple things.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Team Building – Finding right talent, hire them and nurture them is one of the most difficult tasks in the journey.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
Right culture, competitive environment and every day a new learning helps people to remain with the organization and this is what we provide.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Focus, trust yourself and don’t give up. What you call in Hindi – “Fighter Hamesha Jeetata Hai”
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
Answer in less than 50 words
Business is all about believing in yourself especially until you find the product-market fit. Therefore, I always say that one should not lose hope and keep the focus on what he/she is building.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Distraction: In business there is a dull time and high time. In addition, most of the time when there is a dull one can get easily get distracted which should be avoided.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Adding more categories on QueryHome.com i.e. like Automobile, Healthcare, Real-estate, Gadgets, Retail, Finance, Sports, Music along with full B2B offering.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Nainital, Pondicherry and Cochin