1825 days of a bootstrapped Startup: Mastering the science of learn, unlearn and relearn.

Vheeds just turned 5!  Yes, 1825 days. Time flies by, indeed. It has been a truly rewarding journey, I’d say. Like every other startup right out there, we have had our own share of struggles and difficulties to overcome during each phase. As a team, we are extremely proud to have traveled from nowhere to here.

How did it all happen? How far have we come since that winter night? Allow me to tell you our story.

Place: Cyber Towers, Hyderabad.

Date:  September 5, 2010

Season: Yet another winter night.

Time: I was running out of it.

A lot has happened since that chilly winter night. Whenever I look back, I tend to lose the sequence of events, but certain events have been rooted in me so deeply that needs to be told right now.

I’m a first generation engineer, and so is my co-founder [Surendar]. Like every other first generation engineer out there, right after my graduation, I was carefully handpicked by a corporate company — that’s where I met my co-founder. We used to work in the same project back then.

Three years of corporate life hadn’t only taught us technology, but a lot about life, too. Though we loved what did, as years moved on, somewhere in the corner of our hearts, Continue reading

Being a Startup Entrepreneur, (real) Facts and Moments

All the facts here are entirely based on our Start-up life and any resemblance to you or your Start-up is completely coincidental. If any issues rise, we will not settle out of court for a million dollars because we don’t have any.

TWO YEARS! Yes, around 730 days since we started up. We (Co-Founders) have faced both the extremes in our Start-up journey and always cherished the moments that came on our way. VHEEDS – one of the best thing in our lifelist that come true and we planned for a blog post about our two-year ride but thought to start on a lighter note. So, here are some of the facts and moments that we experienced and enjoyed. FACEPALM. 

We pay salary, but we don’t take any.

There are three guys who believed us more than we believed ourselves have joined our team after six months of our start-up. Whatever expenses are on our way through the month, we always kept their salary on top priority. Our salary? Thanks to our friends and family who bare all our personal expenses and preventing us from bankruptcy. 

Mid 20’s, young and Entrepreneurs too but we don’t have a girlfriend.

Mystery remains unsolved. Still we can’t figure out the reason or able to find the root cause for this world’s biggest problem. One of our developers even tried a poetic approach, Continue reading

What does a Startup brings out of you? A SUPERSTAR!


o start with, let’s get it straight that a career depends upon an individual’s vision and mission in life. We are the makers and the breakers of whatever happens in our lives because after all we are next to god. Now that might sound too very philosophical, so, let’s get back to what we are here for. Job comparison between MNC and a Start-up.

First of all, as an individual having worked in both MNC and a Start-up, I would like to say that MNC job is like a “dream coming true” and to work in a start-up means “Living a dream” and this says it all with no offence meant. Let’s take a ride down our memory lane and you would realise that we always lived a systematic lives till we get a job in MNC, with books, materials, notes, time tables, preparations and more preparations. Good enough, but what happens when you continue to live the same life even after getting into an MNC job because there everything is pre-written and worked out for you and you MUST follow that pattern. Of course, you will be paid high, given all allowances and comforts but what happens to the real YOU?!

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