Sramana Mitra of the One Million by One Million blog did interviewed Manmeet Singh, Dataguise CEO, to find out more about the company’s unusual (and highly effective) funding strategy.
I have never seen a company raise so much money from so many angels. It is far from standard practice in the industry, but Manmeet did it! Find out how…
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your story. Where are you from and where were you raised? Give me the back story of your entrepreneurial journey.
Manmeet Singh: I’m from New Delhi, India. I did my education back in India. In about a year, I came to the US as a programmer for HCL. Since then, I’ve been in the IT field, working for large companies. In 1999, I made a move towards startups. I learned howto run the engineering team in a startup. I was the VP of Engineering for a startup which was funded by a client of Berkins. Everything went bust in 2001 because most of the IT companies had a major problem.
I took a year off and then started my entrepreneurial journey. I started different companies. This is my third company. The other two were in consulting and real estate. This company is more on the enterprise product side. I started this in 2008 but 2007 was when I started having this idea of masking and protecting people’s data because that was being lost or shared in many ways. That was the start of my journey. I had a couple of co-founders with me. One of them left and the other is still with me. Initially, I raised $900,000 after six months in business.
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