This is Koustav and the story goes like this, everyone wants to be the hero of their story but mine is a bit different, here I catch your attention right!!
I was bit rebellious right from my childhood, more fascinated by playing football on the playground rather on mobile as the first smartphone was released in 2007 by Steve Jobs. Ohh!! Did I mention we had to fight for playing football on the ground, as the ground was preoccupied before we used to arrive there. So, I was the first to negotiate to leave the space but our constant request was unheard so I had to apply a different way of getting things done. I used to take great football kicks, so without fear, I took a punch and broke their wickets, the ground got cleared and we had no trouble playing football after school after that incident.
A sense of responsibility and a sense of ownership was bestowed upon me by my mates. I became really happy when I helped my friends in play the game. Slowly and steadily I won their confidence and a sense of risking – a sense of doing something which others generally feared to do. Ok, I guess I am dragging it too far; I would write another blog about a few of my incidents later, let’s take you the part how we really started.
So I was working in TCS in one of the R&I Sector which was an opportunity on my way and I didn’t have a second thought of taking this opportunity; leaving 2 years of my experience in SAP technical stuffs, as I already said, taking risk comes naturally to me.
This experience has really shaped my knowledge in basics of AI, as I consider that every day is a learning experience for everyone. So now comes an interesting part; meeting Ananya, our Co-Founder. But how?
So, a college friend of mine, Sudipto usually used to go out for lunch with me. And Ananya was his project mate. We used to discuss a lot of ideas over the lunch break and he was very keen on knowing Data Science and its applicability. We used to discuss great ideas over the breaks, and he already got bored doing nothing and just sending emails in a support project. So, we started with one of our ideas. We started with a lot of passion and soon realized we need to work together if we want to make this idea happen. And “fortunately” an incident occurred and I left my job. “Fortune” favoured again and this time it was Ananya, he too had a similar experience in his project and he too left his job.
And as Richard Branson famously said, “Screw it, Let’s do it.” We did it. We took the risk and left our job to start ImaginorLabs. We started, we started something which everyone would have feared to do. But that footballer inside me, again told, losing is not an option and it’s certainly not an option until the whistle goes off. And the interesting part is that we are just in the first 10 mins.
Next part will be up very soon…