The BizSpark startup of the day is CR2 Technologies, based in India. Below you will find an interview with K. Suyash, Co-founder and CEO of CR2. All the best to them and congratulations for being the startup of the day!
Tell us who you are and your role in the company:
I am a MBA 2002 grad, co-founder and CEO of CR2. I have a passion to make life easier for people with the help of technologies.
What did you do before creating your company?
Employed with a company in Software.
How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?
This is really great. I am a frequent reader of Bizspark Newsletter but I just browse it since it didn’t have any Indian content. As such I shot a mail to Girish requesting if some kind of Indian Avatar can be launched for BizSpark Newsletter.
What is your company’s mission?
To be the leading Indian Information Technology Enterprise providing quality software products, solutions and services in the field of education, health care, e-governance & other potential areas.
In 140 characters or less, tell us what your company does:
We are a software products and services company engaged in education and healthcare verticals.
How did you get the idea for your company?
I was interested in creating my own products and marketing the same.
Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?
Yes we are in discussion with couple of funds. Currently our R1 requirement is USD 1M.
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring for and where?
Yes, I am looking for Country Head and Regional Business Developers (All Across India).
Which platform are you building on? Why?
100% Microsoft. I am a non-technical person. But I can manage easily with my developers. Also, the target audience is much happier with MS.
Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/Internet area?
Software and Internet are now one. The model has started moving towards the SaaS platform. And with 3G coming in, we will have a great lot of applications on SaaS.
What do you think about the BizSpark Program?
BizSpark is really a great help to startups like us. We get easy and quick access to the latest development tools and upcoming products.
Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?
Keep ringing. Someone will answer for SURE.
Who’s your role model?
Mark Zuckerberg, the guy who created Facebook. I always admire him, that if he can create FB at this age…What I cannot??
What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview?
One should DARE to start…..