The mobME Story

Rules are made to be broken!
The spark!
•   Bunch of B.Tech Students in Trivandrum
•   4th sem, different branches, but equally bored!
•   The urge to ...
What we had in us?
• Some small bit of money
• Enormous amount of guts
• At least one person who is really good at >>
  – ...
Starting-Up
•   Aug 2005, 5th Semester in College
•   Registered a partnership firm, TORQUE
•   Got tech guys on board
•  ...
Growing Up
•   We wanted to form a Pvt Ltd company
•   We wanted to hire more coders
•   We wanted to try making more prod...
Funding
•   Angels are best for a start-up
•   Raised 0.25 M USD in Q3 2006
•   mobME Wireless Solutions (P) Ltd
•   Did a...
Mentors
•   George Brody, CEO, Globerangers (USA)
•   RC Dutt, Incubation Specialist, Technopark
•   Anil Thricovil, CEO, ...
Products
  A mobile media sharing platform enabling
  free content distribution using the combined
  power of SMS, MMS, GP...
Clients
Today
•   30 employees
•   2 offices in Cochin
•   Offices in Mumbai & Gurgaon
•   Presence in Chennai
•   Partnered with ...
Awards & Recognitions
•   Invited by then President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
•   NASSCOM 100 IT Innovators 2007
•   Finalist @ ...
Core @ mobME




Sanjay Vijayakumar, CEO   Sony Joy, COO   Vivek Steve Francis, CFO
Contact me
•   Email: sony@mobme.in
•   Mobshare: www.mobshare.in/user/sony
•   Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonyjoy
•   Linke...
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The exciting story of how a bunch of Engineering students from a sleepy town in God's own Country, founded a Mobile Technology Startup, which in 2 years won the Innovation Award from NASSCOM for the most innovative startup in India.

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  1. 1. The mobME Story Rules are made to be broken!
  2. 2. The spark! • Bunch of B.Tech Students in Trivandrum • 4th sem, different branches, but equally bored! • The urge to do something different • Looking out for an opportunity
  3. 3. What we had in us? • Some small bit of money • Enormous amount of guts • At least one person who is really good at >> – Ideation – Implementation – Crunching numbers – Selling • A great team is most critical to a start-up
  4. 4. Starting-Up • Aug 2005, 5th Semester in College • Registered a partnership firm, TORQUE • Got tech guys on board • Incubated in Technopark, Trivandrum • Areas of business – Content aggregation – Bulk SMS retailing – Out-dialer server in BPL
  5. 5. Growing Up • We wanted to form a Pvt Ltd company • We wanted to hire more coders • We wanted to try making more products • We wanted to do business with BIG firms • We wanted to have an office in Cochin • In short, we wanted a LOT OF MONEY!
  6. 6. Funding • Angels are best for a start-up • Raised 0.25 M USD in Q3 2006 • mobME Wireless Solutions (P) Ltd • Did all the stuff on the previous slide • Raised another 0.25 M USD in Q1 2007 • But this time, at 10X valuation! • Doing all that while still in college, is FUN!
  7. 7. Mentors • George Brody, CEO, Globerangers (USA) • RC Dutt, Incubation Specialist, Technopark • Anil Thricovil, CEO, Alamy Images • Murali Gopalan, Senior VP, UST Global • Nandakumar, CEO, Suntec • Ashish Thomas, VP, Singtel • Mammootty, Actor • Kris Gopalakrishnan, CEO, Infosys • Shekhar Kirani, Senior VP, Verisign
  8. 8. Products A mobile media sharing platform enabling free content distribution using the combined power of SMS, MMS, GPRS & Internet One of India’s most popular Web2.0 Mobile Alerting tools 2-way Bluetooth Hotspots at 100s of locations across India Open Source based Value Added Network Solutions for Mobile Operators
  9. 9. Clients
  10. 10. Today • 30 employees • 2 offices in Cochin • Offices in Mumbai & Gurgaon • Presence in Chennai • Partnered with all leading Indian Mobile Operators • Operational Break-even & Q-Q double digit growth
  11. 11. Awards & Recognitions • Invited by then President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam • NASSCOM 100 IT Innovators 2007 • Finalist @ Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program • WSJ Live Mint - 10 Start-ups to watch-out for 2008 • ISBA Entrepreneurship Award 2008 • NASSCOM Innovation Award 2008
  12. 12. Core @ mobME Sanjay Vijayakumar, CEO Sony Joy, COO Vivek Steve Francis, CFO
  13. 13. Contact me • Email: sony@mobme.in • Mobshare: www.mobshare.in/user/sony • Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonyjoy • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sonyjoy • Website: www.mobme.in • Mobile: +91-99999-0-7669
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