DEVESH's Skills
Business Development
Design
Technical
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Marketing
Operations
Product Management
Sales
Strategy
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

36-55

About DEVESH

I am 38 years of age, Presently operating from G Noida (NCR). Come from a business family. I am a hardcore entrepreneur. A graduate in commerce.
Started my business independently, at 18 years of age. Started as a vendor to Metal Handicrafts Export companies in and around Western Uttar Pradesh. Soon established my own manufacturing unit with an initial capital of Rs. 80,000. Had client base of more than100 leading Export firms in North India.

2004 -Started a Buying and Sourcing Agency representing overseas importers and touched $5million of turnover. Exited this business in 2016

Parallelly in 2004 - started Exports of Handicrafts. Growing organically on a cottage industry model, where our handicrafts were made by craftsman in villages around us finished, packed and shipped by us. More than 2000 craftsman were engaged with us at a given point of time. Touched Rs. 10Cr. turnover by 2015 from exporting business.

Organized exhibitions at many international trade fairs in Hong Kong, Germany & India, of home improvement industry. This added great experience of interacting with customers from all parts of the world. I have dealt with all size of customers from High volume Chain stores to specialized Boutiques, from Online stores to mail order catalogue companies, from designers offering lucrative margins to professional buyers with cut throat competition.

Over 20 years entrepreneurship taught me nuances of business management, maintaining customer relationships & retention, cash flow management, business accounting, getting legal paperwork done, building credibility with both vendors and customers, creating new products and above all people management.

Quote

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

Education

Rohelkhand University

B.Com.

1996 - 1998