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Having started his first entrepreneurial venture, a chemical trading firm, at the early age of 23, Saurabh was associated with a few more ventures before moving on to Technology, Digital Marketing, and E-Commerce. Relocating to the UK in 2001, Saurabh gained experience by working at various Fortune 500 companies prior to launching his first proper business in 2006 - WebExcel Solutions. His next venture was a company in the UK called Drive USA which he helped scale up and expand into the USA in 2013. The company reached $6M in top-line revenue.
Saurabh believes that customer experiences are of paramount importance and that businesses must capture and respond to every touch point. In 2015, Saurabh founded Tellofy - a B2B SaaS-based product for capturing customer experiences and engaging with them in real time. In a short time since its inception, Tellofy has gained recognition and shown remarkable growth. Tellofy was selected, by the City of Austin Texas, to be showcased at their prestigious SXSW 2019 Welcome Breakfast held for international businesses.
Saurabh has traveled, lived and worked extensively across Asia, Europe and America, established and done business across boundaries, learned and met people from different cultures. The invaluable experience that he brings to the table is of tremendous value for other entrepreneurs and startups. In his capacity as a speaker and mentor, Saurabh is an active participant in the startup ecosystems of India and US. He has been invited to speak at the Niti Aayog Smart City project initiatives at the Pune University and was also a part of the Austin Indo American delegation which signed the sister city agreement with the honorable Mayor of Pune.
Saurabh’s achievements have been appreciated and recognized by the Govt of India for Entrepreneurs Wing.
Saurabh has been a sportsperson and has represented his university and state in various events, bringing out the competitive edge and the hunger to succeed. He is an avid listener of classic rock, plays the guitar and is an amateur photographer. His personal blog is on www.saurabhmajumdar.com
Through the event we will be covering topics such as
- Experience of building a business ground up
- Pune<> Austin connect and how to take advantage
- Austin’s startup ecosystem, accelerators and. Incubators . How to apply and what you need
- Compliance, company setup in USA and market access
- SaaS products and Key MetricsSpecial Shoutout for retail product startups Saurabh can also connect locally in India and US trials for FMCG and Retail
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 400 cities and 115 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators, and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Our monthly fireside chat provides ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
Fireside chat Introductions: 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Fireside chat: 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Q & A: 12:45 PM to 01:15 PM
Networking: 01:15 PM to 01:45 PM
Deazzle Services Private Ltd
Co-Founder and COO
Chetana is a start up founder with an exit in her earlier startup which was acquired by deAzzle Services, a venture by Dr. Anand Deshpande (MD , Persistent System)
Chetana is the COO of deAzzle which is a mobile/web platform based services company (iPaaS model) focused to serve the micro and small business enterprise (MSME’s) space. With a Vision of being able to help the small businesses by bringing business online, so as
to help them grow faster.
She has completed her graduation in Computer Science Engineering from Govt. College of Engineering Pune (COEP) as an outstanding student, bagging the highest paid job in the college campus. In her IT career of 16 years, Chetana has worked for a number of multinational companies across the globe. She has spent over 8 years in the UK while working for these companies.
After returning back from the UK, Chetana worked into the service industry as their operations manager. That was the time she found out a number of pain areas the small businesses have to face every day. With that experience and a passion to change the way small businesses work, Chetana formed her first start-up Outgo Payment Solutions in 2016. With an 8 member team, Outgo grew to 200+ seller base and 25,000+ user base who were using the platform on a regular basis. In Outgo’s journey, Chetana and team managed to get into the Tie Nurture 5.0 program for an 8-month mentoring program. Chetana also managed to get Outgo into a PayPal Cohort @ Village Capital. As a team Outgo received the best start-up award at Tiecon 2017, Best upcoming start-up @ Maxell Foundation and the list goes on.
In 2018, Outgo was taken over by Dr. Anand Deshpande and merged into deAzzle to serve a bigger customer base. Chetana looks after the partnerships, alliances and seller growth at deAzzle. With her domain expertise, she plans to take deAzzle pan India and help every small business to grow digitally.
In her spare time, Chetana likes to read, listen to music and watch movies.
He’s a native of India with 10+ years of experience working both in the US and India. He started his first company Mindbowser in 2012 that grew to 50+ employees and crossed 1M+ in annual revenue in 4 years. The company is still running. He has been chapter director of StartupGrind for Pune for the last 3 years.