“2015 and 2016 were disastrous years for Chennai, first with the floods and then with Vardah storm. The impact that these two natural calamities had on our city, more specifically the local small and medium sized businesses, got me thinking. The fact that lakhs of businesses had to be shutdown post these calamities as they did not have insurance to cover up the losses shook me.
As an individual who had a deep insurance and technology background from my 18 years of work experience I decided to jump out of my respectable and high-paying corporate job to solve this problem.
In 2017 I launched my first startup that had a vision of making insurance easy for business owners. Along the way, I pivoted into solving another interesting problem, that of the lack of affordable and flexible work spaces, at the same time helping business owners get an additional revenue stream from the space that they had. Thus, I came up with my second startup GoFloaters. With GoFloaters we are reimagining work for freelancers, startups and small businesses by providing them with affordable & flexible spaces for work and meetings without adding a single square feet of new commercial real estate.
Today we help thousands of freelancers, creative professionals and startups in Chennai with work and meeting spaces that cost just a small fraction of what the spaces would cost in a traditional model. I wanted to put to use my capabilities and experience towards a better purpose for my city and my country. Chennai is my birthplace; this is where I was raised to who I am today.
Ever since I have become an entrepreneur I have seen that Chennai has given birth to a lot of innovative startups that have the potential to usher in a positive change. Entrepreneurs should always be open for new opportunities to add value and positively impact the lives of people around them. I am proud that I am able to do exactly that with my startup.”
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