Why did we do it? Subroto Bagchi explained it best in his book, The High Performance Entrepreneur: Golden Rules for Success in Today's World:
"… starting a company is like deciding to have a baby. Ask most women and they will tell you that there can never be a rational enough reason to get into the problems of bearing a baby. It is a very difficult task, full of discomforts and sacrifices. Yet, when the time comes, a woman would give up everything in the world to bear her child. No pain, no discomfort, no change in lifestyle daunts her from becoming a mother.
Starting your own enterprise is a little like motherhood. You know it when the time has come and you waive all caution and comfort to embrace the little sign of life deep inside you and you would do everything – everything – to bring it to the world."
On the 31st of August, 2009, I, along with a few good friends, brought TetraStorm Technologies Private Limited to life. There's an inexplicable sense of accomplishment that I get every time I see my name in the list of directors in the Memorandum and Articles of Association. Yes, I know this is just the beginning and there's a lot of hard work ahead of us.
But you know what? We're a bunch of explorers with backpacks. We've got a map that we think will lead us to a pot of gold. We've got a heart full of passion and an ounce of skills. We've got vision and we're stubbornly determined. We have our eyes set on the horizon and our feet firmly on the ground. How can we be so sure of success? We're too young and too foolish to even imagine that failure is a possibility. And did I mention we have a map?