Dhinchak CEO- Nischal Shetty
Entrepreneurship ki baat toh sab karte hai. India is among the leading startup destinations in the world. Everyday from the nukkad nukkad of this country, a new idea emerges, a new startup is born, a new entrepreneur is empowered. And mind it, the startups here are a class apart, sillicon valley better watch out.
We thought, why not bring these inspirational stories to you. Aakhir, thoda inspiration toh banta hai. In the first of our DhinchakCEO series, we bring you the story of Nischal Shetty, Founder/CEO – JustUnfollow.
Nischal boasts of a host of achievements, from being the first few members at Burrp to recently being listed on the Forbes India 30 under 30 list of 2014. This Navi Mumbai chokra in an exclusive interview with us tell us what makes him and JustUnfollow so Dhinchak. All this in just 160 characters (Twitter based app banane ke fayde you may call it)
1. What is a usual day like in the life of Nischal Shetty?
Infrequent morning run, breakfast at parent’s house, drive to work, meetings, tech discussions, read something new, guitar, bed at 1am.
2. How has life been, after being listed on the Forbes India 30 under 30 list?
Not a drastic change. Startups are a journey, me and my team are living it up. The award gives more credibility to the startup and our mission.
3. What makes JustUnfollow dhinchak?
We are helping individuals and businesses gain more customers through social media. It feels good to hear success stories from our users.
4. What inspired you to ditch being an employee and turn employer?
Building a great company with an even greater culture has been a big motivator. Happy faces at the workplace makes it worth !
5. Your message to Mumbaikars waiting to startup
If there is a right time to startup, it is now! If you are unsure, then start it on the sides and strive to make it big enough for you to quit.
Ye toh ho gayi kaam ki battein. What does Mr. Shetty do for fun? A quick roundup of his bucketlist.
1. What’s next on your vacation destination list?
Quite a few plans, provided I get the time. Want to do Germany, Brazil and Vietnam next.
2. A current favorite on loop on your ipod
‘Glory and Gore’ by Lorde and ‘Budapest’ by George Ezra from the album Wanted on Voyage.
3. And finally, Melody itni chocolaty kyu hai?
Melody like the Matrix, cannot be explained. You have to eat it to believe it.
So yes, ye to hui Nischal ki story usiki zubaani. Every week we will bring you stories of more startup founders like him who dared to believe in their dreams and do things differently.
(Nischal Shetty is the founder of JustUnfollow, a mobile app that helpshelps businesses get more customers via social media. Follow Nischal on Twitter @nischalshetty)