GrabOnRent CEO and Co-Founder Manish Sugandhi talks about his startup journey. From conducting a Tech Fair to founding a UI/UX startup Perdix to eventually starting GrabOnRent with some of his founders from Perdix, Manish discusses it all. Minted from the Flipkart mafia, Manish also discusses how we was able to leverage that network to make GrabOnRent work. Listen to Manish of GrabOnRent: Mafia for Scale talk about brotherhood to Founders. He also talks about 85+ investor rejections, renting camping gear and beyond.
Manish’s experiences are like thought stream from a young entrepreneur who is out there in the trenches making it happen:
So when you start off something when the city gives you their artistic sense, people would then diversify into other fields that would give them the opportunity to possibly say earn better.
— Manish S Sugandhi at 04:08 in The Track
Very few young people are shrewd enough to realize the power of networking and building a circle of friends at a very young age. Manish realized it very early on:
So this is where Flipkart mafia just like the PayPal came in handy.
— Krishna Jonnakadla at 11:07 in The Track
Yes, and I’m happy to be a part of it. But yes, that’s how a lot of connections come into being right?
— Manish S Sugandhi at 11:07 in The Track
Manish’s thoughts on how to build trust:
See, one of the things that I believe in, I still follow is you need to be genuine, you’re speaking to your suppliers, like you need to communicate things very clearly. I’m saying that also applies for your customer side. In case if you’re able to deliver today, tell them you’re able to deliver. If you’re not, it will take five days, tell them it’s going to take five days, do not tell them it’s going to take two days and then take another three days from there. Because that will hit your consumer trust and the customer will never trust you enough. So that if you say I’m coming today, I’ll say like ‘nai’ , come to my place, give me the item that’s when I will believe that you are coming.
Manish S Sugandhi at 22:04 in The Track
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