Task concierge and marketplace by raj singh at Guru Program Spring 2014

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Sooqini is a task concierge and marketplace. Busy people are more productive by
delegating everyday but essential tasks to our community of more than 18000 people. Sooqini is the safe place to get stuff done

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Task concierge and marketplace by raj singh at Guru Program Spring 2014

  1. 1. TechMeetups Raj Singh May 2014 Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  ltd.  2011-­‐14  
  2. 2. The world of work has changed (again) •  The economy since 2008 has cut us to the bone •  Very few can afford an assistant or many staff •  The rise of the entrepreneur/startup has become unstoppable •  The rise of the freelancer is also unstoppable 2  Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  ltd.  2011-­‐14   Commi'ed  Capital   raj@sooqini.com   +44-­‐7887-­‐578078  
  3. 3. London’s Task Concierge & Market •  Sooqini is a task concierge and marketplace where startups ask for and get services •  We are an enabler of the #newnewwork •  We have built the technology and proved the concept in London •  Next stop, the world 3  Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  ltd.  2011-­‐14   Commi'ed  Capital   raj@sooqini.com   +44-­‐7887-­‐578078  
  4. 4. Concierge: Silver Service •  Sooqini’s Silver Service (S3) is a subscription virtual assistant product –  Perfect for power users –  Great for those with significant time pressures (like small business owners, busy professionals) –  Easily automated for scalability –  Differentiator v. competition Plus, it’s a great complementary product for many other service providers to augment their own offers 4   Commi'ed  Capital   raj@sooqini.com   +44-­‐7887-­‐578078   Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  Limited  2011-­‐14  
  5. 5. Solving for time (= money) •  Outsource / delegate everything non-core •  Maintain flexibility •  Stay legal –  Mandates v. employment –  Minimum wage –  Confidentiality –  Liability 5   Commi'ed  Capital   raj@sooqini.com   +44-­‐7887-­‐578078   Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  Limited  2011-­‐14  
  6. 6. Delegating, flexibly Market Research •  Crowdsourced wisdom •  Market research •  Mystery Shopping •  Surveys •  Polls Administrative •  Low-skilled tasks (e.g. data entry) •  Phone & filing •  Research •  Photography (e.g. events Temp/Casual •  Interns •  Stage-specific staff •  Operational (CFO etc.), Legal •  Seasonal •  Specialised Channel •  Customers! •  Advocates •  Social media curation •  Blogging Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  ltd.  2013   6   Tech •  Website, app development / maintenance
  7. 7. How did I get here? 7   •  A company man •  A succession of smaller companies •  Venture capital •  Doing the startup thing Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  ltd.  2013   7  
  8. 8. What have I learned? •  Your mileage may vary •  Every one works hard, that’s just a given •  Experience helps a lot •  Don’t let the perfect get in the way of the good •  It’s an emotional rollercoaster Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  ltd.  2013   8  
  9. 9. What could you be thinking about? •  Do I really want to do this? •  Not everyone has to be or is an entrepreneur •  No one is born an entrepreneur •  Is my idea the right size for me? Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  ltd.  2013   9  
  10. 10. Helpful stuff •  There are a lot of resources to tap into •  Take advice, from everyone •  Be brutally honest with yourself •  Always apply the sunshine rule •  Get data, analyze and act on it •  Keep your ego out of it Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  ltd.  2013   10  
  11. 11. Summary •  Socio-economic changes are driving the growth in the business model •  Unique position as “Task concierge” •  No-one else has captured the ease of use and low capital requirements •  Europe is prime territory •  An experienced and well-regarded team has the ability to execute to plan 11   Commi'ed  Capital   raj@sooqini.com   +44-­‐7887-­‐578078   Private  &  Confidential  ©  Sooqini  Limited  2011-­‐14  
  12. 12. Thank you Commi'ed  Capital  

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