Sandeep Aggarwal, CEO and founder of Droom, a marketplace to buy and sell automobiles and related services also co-founded ShopClues in 2011.
After working as a financial analyst at a US based firm, he decided to pitch the idea for Shopclues to several investors but he faced dejection. Now he keeps a pocketbook, which gives a detailed plan about how his companies will work for next years. His new startup Droom has raised close to USD 65 million. Excerpts from a quick interview:
1.What are the lessons you learnt from facing 25 rejections from investors while starting your first company?
It is not easy. The lessons I learnt was that you have to believe in your conviction, it doesn’t matter if others believe it or not.