SuperAMA with Swathi, co-founder of Evibe.in
Our #2 interview with a woman founder who happens to be one of the coolest & most helpful founders in town.
✨The core idea of SuperAMA series is to dive deeper into unexplored areas of talented minds & try to find that nerve as in 'what makes awesome people, awesome!'.
To solve a huge problem that positively impacts millions of people
To make a difference in this world
Tell us the story of Evibe.
We wanted to plan our wedding online (Yelp for weddings)
Nothing existed back then. So, we decided to solve the problem
Later found PMF for small events and pivoted to building “Amazon for celebrations”
With offline events taking a huge hit, how is Evibe dealing with COVID?
We tried many experiments and built a virtual party platform instaparty.app
We are thrilled to see thousands of kids & parents experience the future of celebrations from a wide variety of places across India and abroad
Offline events are now back to 30% pre-covid level and we expect it to come back 100% next year
How does your WFH setup look like?😍📸
What are you currently working on? 🚀
I am currently experimenting with a new idea in social gaming.
What are your favorite books?
I love Shoe Dog, Trillion Dollar Coach, Thinking in bets, Becoming, The hard thing about hard things
I am very excited to explore books on stoicism next.
How does your app stack look like?
I use Audible, Notion, Twitter, Calendar, Meditation app Joy, Google podcast, Youtube for learning, Gaana for music and a few physical books for day plan/review, habit tracking, sharing gratitude and journaling learnings/reflection.
What's your playbook for success?
I still have a long way to go but so far these qualities helped me:
Discovering a higher purpose in life and aligning all the life decisions to it
Believing in yourself and people around you
Who are some entrepreneurs you look up to?
There are many in the west but in India, I look up to Vivekananda from Bounce. He came from a small town and hustled his way to build a great business. He always strives for open access to more founders. Above all, he is a great human and I would love to follow his footsteps.
Being an Entrepreneur is hard, were there any 'low phases' in your life as an entrepreneur? How did you overcome them? 💪
I would say there are many “No”s and rejections we face as an entrepreneur. And I just focused on things that are in our control and took action. It has given me many learnings and also made me a better human.
Also, a closed circle of peers/mentors to reach out and share regularly was very helpful in this journey.
Some advice for budding founders.
Operate in a BIG market and just focus on your users, rest will fall in place.
Lastly, what's your favorite movie? 🎬
KGF for a power-packed story and all the elevations.
Pick Swathi’s brain🧠 on Superpage - https://superpage.to/swathi
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