Harsha Mv


Who is looking for Freelancer? (Oct 2014)

If you have a fixed work, or project to be done, post your requirement here as comments. Any other freelance related posts will be deleted.

Rashmi Padhy

Over a discussion, I was asked this question: What are some way in which WhatsApp can monetize?

Here are my thoughts:

WhatsApp founder is very much against an ads in WhatsApp. So that rules out any form of ad based model.

My suggestion is starting their Apis and making it paid only. Here are a few details it could have:

1. Find if the user is on WhatsApp or not.
2. Have a business name based identity – not just phone number
3. Can send message and get response when the message is delivered, and read.
4. Users can reply to these messages just like a normal chat
5. Businesses can have a support kind of system, where they can delegate it to different support exec similar to support tickets or support chat.

Use Cases:-
1. Transactional SMS:- ecommerce (sends about 3-4 sms per trans), Banks, etc – WhatsApp can replace transactional sms as we know it. It comes with more features, and can serve the same purpose.

2. Support system – Rather than having a web chat plugin, or support number, businesses can take support requests via WhatsApp.

Pricing: Price per active user per month
0 – 500 – Free
500 – 5000 – some price – e.g. $10
5000 – 50000 – some price – e.g. $75
and so on.

A big e-commerce company like Flipkart would be spending a lot on just sending SMSs to their customers, which is just a one side messaging.

With this, they would be able to save, 1/3rd their monthly SMS cost, easily.

The potential can easily be more than $3 billion/annum and grow over the years.

What do you think about this? What are the pros and cons of this model?

Rashmi Padhy

Open Discussion :

What are the possible ways in which Quora can monetize their platform?

Kasturi Shrivastava

Any spectacular example of reward/ loyalty / credits mechanism for #gamification (to ensure engagement on the platform/product)?

Nimesh Mathur

Based on requests from many group members, we are starting a thread dedicated to co-founder hiring.

[a] If you’re looking for a co-founder, post it here as comments.
[b] Do NOT comment here for any non co-founder job post. PLEASE. respect time of fellow group members. The ones not adhering to rules will be banned.

Suresh G

HI , I just want to build a simple landing pages. Is there any drag and drop system to build it? Preferably Bootstrap, foundation etc.

Thanks in advance.

Sunny Luthra


Created a chrome extension for searching posts of this group, It extends facebook group’s search with couple of filters. Search facebook group by using filters like ‘by user’ or ‘in posts’ with ‘and’ ‘or’ operator. I have also open sourced the code on github.

Download: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/gruppoio/apelocallnoolaplhmpjbcfiplgbacki

Source: https://github.com/sunnyluthra/gruppo-chrome-extension

Somnath Meher

CONTEXT – Hello good people, I am the co-founder of Witworks and we are running a pre-order campaign for two products that we’ve launched. We spent a lot of time/effort into the design & engineering of the products; and creating promotional content around them. And currently, we are exploring all the Organic means to spread the word.

THE PROBLEM – While we have seen great conversion (~ 10% for those who view our content/videos), reach has been a problem. Would be great to have your advice on what else could we do to spread the word.

NOTE – As of now, we have tried:
- Targeted Email Marketing
- Remarketing to our existing customer base
- Posting through relevant SM channels
- Reaching out to people in the network
- Getting the word out to publishing media

Any idea/help would be really useful. Happy to discuss & brainstorm. TIA.

Adal Arasu

Is there any app to remind us domain expire, I lost few of good domains because of email from domain registrar lands in spam / other folders? For android.

Lisa Mohapatra

We are a fast growing startup in the home furniture and design segment. We are looking to building up and expanding our team. We are accelerated by one the India’s top accelerators.
We are looking for Technology people who are passionate about building great products. The candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Must have excellent programming skills and out-of-box thinker to come up with creative solutions
- Responsible for designing front-end frameworks for web, mobile and web based application user interfaces.
- Integrate third-party analytics tools with the website.
- Own up the design, development, integration and unit testing efforts for the product
- Ready to roll up the sleeves and get hands-on at all times
- Identify Technology trends and evolving social behavior that may support or impede the success of the business.

Skills Required
- Hands on PHP with excellent problem solving skills.
- Ajax, java, jquery, html, CSS,
- Strong foothold of CMS, Payment gateways, Web Technologies, Mobile App
- UI/UX expereince
- preferable worked in a startup before
- Independent, detail-oriented and team player
Location – Bangalore
Compensation – Fixed pay + Equity

Ameya Sahasrabudhe

This post is for the crazy ones!
We are a travel startup launching our product soon, and looking for someone who was dropped on their head as a kid, and can only think outrageously creative thoughts. We want you to take charge of our marketing and outreach.
This is a full time position, paid in cash and stock.
Write to hello@getithaka.com, or connect here. Thanks!


We are an inception-stage start-up with a vision to change the way people shop online. We are looking for quick learners who adapt fast to new challenges.

Internship period : 15th May to 15th July
Location: Delhi

1) Web developers
If Javascript is your playground and you keep improving your server scripts to make it faster and better, we are looking for you.
To apply : https://meditatingtree.typeform.com/to/LrXwSj
Stipend : 25k – 35k /month

2) Android/iOS Developers
Mobile has changed how the world engages with applications.
We are looking for developers who create an experience, not just code.
To apply: https://meditatingtree.typeform.com/to/R3WCkG
Stipend : 30k – 35k/month

3) UI/UX developers and designers
” Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler”
We are looking for such believers.
To apply : https://meditatingtree.typeform.com/to/bjZRla
Stipend : 30k – 35k /month

Food and accommodation will be provided :)

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Shivanand Pattanshetti

Hello people. We’re thinking of bringing our startup online.

1) Is there a free payment gateway for receiving payments online through a website?
2) Is there an easy-to-set-up free tool to build a website for small businesses?

Thank you in advance for your help. :)

Kumar Gaurav

Any marketing companies here, required help :(

No to Digital Marketing
We are an e-commerce company, looking for door-to-door marketing help

Vikram Kapoor

hey guyz,
we are running a online grocery store in lucknow. here i am seeking for some advice about the marketing policies, we should follow for our business.
Note: we can maximize our efforts but in terms of money we can not spend too much. so advice us some cheap and best ways for city(Lucknow) level marketing.

Rashmi Padhy

Who is hiring? (January 2015)

Job related posts needs to added to this thread only.

Go to http://community.blrstartups.com/ and do a job post. It will automatically reflect in this thread, and in the website as well.

The website ensures search traffic, and this group post gives visibility in this group.

Any job posts, not done in the right structure will be deleted without notice. The OP will also be removed from the group as a warning. (they can join again and their request will be accepted.)

Lekha Deshmukh

I want a suggestion from you all – Actually i want to start craft and jewelry supplies business and it will not be possible for me to handle the customers, their payment and delivery of products due to some personal reason. But i want to carry forward the business.Also i cant spend more money to hire a salaried person for that. So what are the ways to handle it in this situation?

Sujan Deswal

You’ll be interested in this conversation if you’re about to launch a product @ producthunt

Amit Gupta

How TDS works in Case of Snapdeal or Amazon Sellers? Do Snapdeal/Amazon has to Deduct TDS while making payment above 30K through Neft also? Urgent help required in the same. TIA

Amrith Shanbhag

I’m in Goa for a few days :D
Seeing a lot of potential in Bike Hiring/Rentals Markets..
Everyone riding them…
How about create a ZoomCar for bikes through a marketplace that connects these shops/services? Will it work?

Anbarasu Kumaraswamy

Can anyone pls advice me on the below query:
I am looking for barcodes for new products(FMCG). Since we are a start-up will not be able to spend much to buy it from GS1 India, where the min.cost is around 36,000 INR(Need to buy min. 100 barcodes – need to pay yearly renewal fee). Is it worth to buy it from Online Barcode Resellers – like Barcode1.in, which costs around 9500 INR for 5 nos.(With no annual renewal fee). Plz advice?

Aakash Gupta

Does the words like founded/cofounded by IITians/IIMians really sell? I am not an entrepreneur by profession but an ardent follower of startups world. I happened to read a lot. But I can’t ignore to notice everytime the writer accentuating the founder’s Alma Mater (only if it is IIT/IIM).

Manu Bhadoria

Without giving away too much, imagine the breadth of humor that we are used to in India. We are creating a humor sharing community. We have thoroughly researched the business idea and we think its a perfect timing for a platform like this, and would like to discuss more with genuinely interested candidates. We just don’t want to hire someone on a contractual basis, but we are looking for a team player who will be as active a stakeholder in this venture as us.

Talking about the team, we are 2 guys, well-educated and highly motivated. We have backgrounds in engineering, finance and marketing.

Rubina Guleria

Rahan Khan advices an entrepreneur to send the intro email to a vc by citing the subject as :*revenue,… IIT Team, xyz….* that shows the extreme bias to the network of IIT, IIM, BITS in the vc circle.
If i ever raise money, i am going to hire one of these pedigree folks to just show up!
and thats a good take away from todays ET.

Srinivas Shiv

How many of you want to be Weekend Entrepreneurs here.

Im sure many of us who worked 10-15 years in IT are saturated with their same boring work and looking for some additional earning , also make your weekend more fun ( make new friends, explore the new business etc)

What is it ?

You can work part time during weekends as Advisor , Product Managers , Domain experts , Finance experts to help in strategy , building technology solutions etc

What you get ?

You can work as Freelancer , Co-Founder , Share Holder etc.

Travel,Tourism & Food are hot sectors which we are investing and expanding.

Vivek Agarwal

Dear Friends,

I am working on an unconventional idea to make Ice-cream. I am conducting a small survey to study consumer behavior and it would be great if you could spare 2 minutes to fill it. Also, any suggestions or idea is appreciated.


Anurag Aggarwal

Looking for 2 full stack developers, 1 android developer and 1 front end developer for my company LetsDoc. LetsDoc is a healthcare technology company with a fast growing revenue base and user base. Individuals who are confident of creating and scaling things from scratch are the ones who will grow rapidly at LetsDoc.

If you or any of your friends are interested in this opportunity please comment and I will personally take things ahead. Thanks for reading :)

Aswin Develop

2+ year experienced Android geek for a cool, funded Sports-software startup in Bangalore
Should be very good with basic java and android. Crystal clear on android system mechanisms, layouts, networking, libraries etc. Would prefer to see own apps when applying for the job. Lots of oppurtunity to learn and code and build great stuff.

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