The MobME Story

Rules are made to be broken!
Bunch of B.Tech Students in Trivandrum            T
4th sem, different branches, but equally bored!   H
The urge to do som...
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
  – hire more coders
  – try making more products
  – do business wit...
Funding
•   Angels are the best for a start-up
•   Raised 0.25 M USD in Q3 2006
•   MobME Wireless Solutions (P) Ltd
•   D...
Mentors
•   George Brody, CEO, Globerangers (USA)
•   RC Dutt, Incubation Specialist, Technopark
•   Anil Thricovil, ex-CE...
What we do?
Clients & Partners
Today
•   Team Size - 70
•   2 offices in Cochin & 1 in Trivandrum
•   SOHO’s in Mumbai, Gurgaon & Chennai
•   Presence in...
We are achieving scale
•   We deliver more than 25M SMS everyday (multiple services)
•   Combined TPS on SMSCs of above 20...
Awards & Recognitions
•   2006 - Invited by then President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
•   2006 - One of India's 100 Innovative St...
Core @ mobME


       Sanjay Vijayakumar, CEO

       Sony Joy, COO

       Vivek Steve Francis, CFO
DARE

•   Dreaming BIG is not a bad idea
•   20 yrs exp or a rich dad is not mandatory!
•   There is no such thing as too ...
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S
S
O
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Team @ MobME
Buzz me!

•   Email: sony@mobme.in
•   Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonyjoy
•   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sonyjoy
•   Webs...
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The MobME Story - March 2010

  1. 1. The MobME Story Rules are made to be broken!
  2. 2. Bunch of B.Tech Students in Trivandrum T 4th sem, different branches, but equally bored! H The urge to do something different E Looking out for an opportunity S P A R K
  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 – hire more coders – try making more products – do business with BIG firms – have an office in Cochin • In short, we wanted a LOT OF MONEY!
  6. 6. Funding • Angels are the 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, ex-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. What we do?
  9. 9. Clients & Partners
  10. 10. Today • Team Size - 70 • 2 offices in Cochin & 1 in Trivandrum • SOHO’s in Mumbai, Gurgaon & Chennai • Presence in 10 other cities • Partnered with all leading Indian Mobile Operators • Server Deployments in more than 20 Telco Data Centers • Operational Break-even & Q-Q double digit growth
  11. 11. We are achieving scale • We deliver more than 25M SMS everyday (multiple services) • Combined TPS on SMSCs of above 2000 • 200M Voice Calls handled over Asterisk & Digium • We run one of India’s biggest GPRS based subscription service
  12. 12. Awards & Recognitions • 2006 - Invited by then President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam • 2006 - One of India's 100 Innovative Startups. • 2007 - Finalist @ Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program • 2007 - Youngest of NASSCOM 100 IT Innovators. • 2008 - Wall Street Journal 10 Startups to watch for in India. • 2009 - ISBA Entrepreneurship Award 2008 • 2009 - India’s Most Innovative Startup Award by NASSCOM • 2009 - Emerge 50 Companies in India by NASSCOM
  13. 13. Core @ mobME Sanjay Vijayakumar, CEO Sony Joy, COO Vivek Steve Francis, CFO
  14. 14. DARE • Dreaming BIG is not a bad idea • 20 yrs exp or a rich dad is not mandatory! • There is no such thing as too much effort • You can’t be unlucky too many times • Advice is good but decision is yours • Be open to adapt
  15. 15. L E S S O N S
  16. 16. Team @ MobME
  17. 17. Buzz me! • Email: sony@mobme.in • Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonyjoy • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sonyjoy • Website: www.MobME.in • Mobile: +91-99999-0-7669

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