Start-Ups.Co had an insightful interview with Mr. ‘Rohan Bhansali‘; CEO of the India (Mumbai) and the UAE (Dubai)-based start-up “Gozoop”.
“Gozoop” is a web marketing agency based in Mumbai and Dubai.
Below is the full interview that we have conducted with Mr. ‘Bhansali’ regarding his start-up company ”Gozoop”;
1. What is it exactly that you do and what “Gozoop” is all about?
Gozoop is a young an entrepreneurial web marketing agency based in Mumbai and Dubai.
We are young in the sense that the average age of our 50 member team is 22. We are entrepreneurial in the sense that we run our own in-house online businesses, blog networks and even make investments in other online businesses.
2. When has “Gozoop” been founded? And what stage is “Gozoop” currently at?
Gozoop started in April 2010. We like looking at ourselves as a start up.
Since we started we have grown to a team size of 50+ with presence in India and Dubai. We are pursuing starting off in Singapore soon.
We are also simultaneously investing in our product businesses – Zozolo and Decidebuddy.
3. What is “Gozoop”‘s business model and how does it work?
From the service point of view – We help companies and brands optimize their digital presence. 70% of our business is on retainer model.
As far as our products go we have Zozolo and Decidebuddy.
Zozolo.com which works on a SaaS model. Decidebuddy.com is a review portal which is still in pre monetization stage.
4. How did your team meet? And who in your team does what?
Ahmed, Dushyant and I used to work at JPMorgan where we met. Initially Ahmed and I started a venture called RaAstudios. Dushyant was RaA’s first client wherein we helped him with his venture Blogertize.
Dushyant joint us in April 2010 to form Gozoop. Gozoop bought over RaAstudios in October 2010.
5. What, exactly, makes you different from existing options, what will make your product and/or service stand out in the marketplace? In other words what’s unique about you and what’s new about what you make?
Am going to try not to give a cliche answer. I think what makes us different is our culture. This translates into quality and transparent service to our clients.
Other than that we look at our clients’ business from a business point of view, not just a service point of view. We can do this because we heavily invest in our own product businesses.