The trotez journey
riding the startup roller coaster

Khamir Bhatia
@wannabrb
28th December 2014
@Lounge47

Presented at L...
What follows is a depiction of my reality. If is sounds like I’m giving you unsolicited
advice then i probably am. Take it...
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The light bulb moment
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The Scouting
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The Intellectualization
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The Permission
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You have my word!!
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The dive
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The unplugging
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Let the games begin
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You left all that for this?
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Selling the dream..my dream
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Will you pay me?
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Finding the cofounder..hunting the unicorn
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You go ahead…I’ll join you
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We’re definitely doing something together
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The prototype
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The hackathons and meetups
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Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 But where’s your engineer
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It’s all about design
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How will I make rent
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I’d love to..but
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If
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Why don’t you take a day job
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Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013I just want to do great work
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Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia

The experience factor
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The team expands
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Microsoft vs Open Source
Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Skype vs Asana vs Dropbox
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My boss is calling
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I want my share
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I’m busy, call later
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The prototype’s ready
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The economic climate is changing
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Just get some traction
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We’d love to invest..but
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Where are the customers?
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Selling the dream..globally
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I just need money
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So what’s plan b?
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Friends, family n fools
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Sounds good, here’s some cash
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We’re alive
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  1. 1. The trotez journey riding the startup roller coaster Khamir Bhatia @wannabrb 28th December 2014 @Lounge47 Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  2. 2. What follows is a depiction of my reality. If is sounds like I’m giving you unsolicited advice then i probably am. Take it, it’s the only free lunch you will get in a startup life. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Khamir Bhatia
  3. 3. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The light bulb moment
  4. 4. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The Scouting
  5. 5. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The Intellectualization
  6. 6. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The Permission
  7. 7. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia You have my word!!
  8. 8. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The dive
  9. 9. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The unplugging
  10. 10. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia Let the games begin
  11. 11. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia You left all that for this?
  12. 12. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Selling the dream..my dream Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  13. 13. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia Will you pay me?
  14. 14. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Finding the cofounder..hunting the unicorn Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  15. 15. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 You go ahead…I’ll join you Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  16. 16. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 We’re definitely doing something together Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  17. 17. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The prototype
  18. 18. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 The hackathons and meetups Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  19. 19. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 But where’s your engineer Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  20. 20. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia It’s all about design
  21. 21. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia How will I make rent
  22. 22. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia I’d love to..but
  23. 23. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 only you would understand If Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  24. 24. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Why don’t you take a day job Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  25. 25. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013I just want to do great work Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  26. 26. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The experience factor
  27. 27. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The team expands
  28. 28. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia Microsoft vs Open Source
  29. 29. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Skype vs Asana vs Dropbox Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  30. 30. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia My boss is calling
  31. 31. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia I want my share
  32. 32. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia I’m busy, call later
  33. 33. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia The prototype’s ready
  34. 34. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 The economic climate is changing Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  35. 35. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia Just get some traction
  36. 36. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia We’d love to invest..but
  37. 37. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Where are the customers? Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  38. 38. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Selling the dream..globally Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  39. 39. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia I just need money
  40. 40. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia So what’s plan b?
  41. 41. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia Friends, family n fools
  42. 42. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Sounds good, here’s some cash Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia
  43. 43. Presented at Lounge47.in on 28th December 2013 Copyright © Mr.Khamir Bhatia We’re alive

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