Startup of the Day – mySkin

The BizSpark company of the day is mySkin, Inc., based in the US. They offer scientific, unbiased advice on what skin care products would work best for you. You will find below an interview with Rahul Mehendale, CEO and Co-founder of mySkin. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!

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Interview with Rahul Mehendale, CEO and Co-founder of mySkin

Tell us who you are and your role in the company.

CEO and Co-founder.

What did you do before creating your company?

Strategy consulting in Innovation.

How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?

We have made huge leaps in development and communication thanks to the tools available through BizSpark.

What is your company’s mission?

Use real science and real people’s experiences to connect women and men with the right product for their skin.

How did you get the idea for your company?

Talking to women, physicians and retail stores.

Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?

Closed Series A, will be raising a Series B in 2010.

How many employees do you have? How many developers?

50 employees, 20 developers.

Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring and where?

Yes, Sales and Marketing online.

Which platform are you building on? Why?

.Net – because of easy support and great scalability.

Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/internet area?

Personalized services.

What do you think about the BizSpark Program?

Fantastic program and innovation accelerator.

Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?

Stay focused, talk to customers every day, and push the envelope.

Who’s your role model?

Mahatma Gandhi – An icon of Truth, Simplicity and Leadership through example.

What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview

Finally there is a platform that lets women and men find a product for MY skin, not for some model in Paris, or some actress in Hollywood, for ME.

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