There’s something fascinating about the entrepreneurs who stay away from the VC funding frenzy and quietly build their startups one baby step at a time.
Doing a startup overall is a crazy, bold thing to do, in the first place. The odds are stacked against you. On top of that, if the entrepreneur decides to bootstrap his or her startup, there is only one word for the journey: brutal. Aggressive, highly funded and ruthless rivals breathe down the neck. They poach your most treasured talent nurtured over long years.
In this episode of Outliers, I sat down with Paras to learn more about the Wingify journey so far. This is the third such conversation with India’s most successful bootstrapped entrepreneurs. You will recollect we interviewed Sridhar Vembu of Zoho and FusionCharts’ Pallav Nadhani — both of whom who also chose the bootstrapped path.
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