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Powering Hyperlocal Service Discovery | Sulekha
This is a story of an Indian engineer who went to the US, discovered the power of technology to change the world, and finally ended up coming back to India to build his start-up.
Satya Prabhakar has had a front-row seat to the evolution of startups in the US and India.
He founded Sulekha.com in the US in 2002 as a community and classifieds platform for Indians.
Satya raised $10 million as his first external fundraising in 2006, which was an incredible sum of money at that time! After securing this funding, he relocated to India to start up Sulekha, a platform for finding reliable local service providers.
Today, Sulekha is one of the largest service platforms in India.
The startup has evolved from a local business listing site to a technology-driven matchmaking platform.
Other Ways to Listen:
Some of the things he shared:-
Pay per lead model
Playbook for expanding business in new cities
Transforming into a qualified matchmaking platform
Key to profitability in listing businesses
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