A few friends and well wishers also asked me to consider the innovator program, but I would definitely prefer Global Talent route because of the flexibility it provides. I am giving a brief of my profile along with the strategy I plan to pursue below. Would love if the members can review and give me an honest feedback of whether I should apply under Global Talent Category?
Exceptional Talent (Business)
Evidence to Support my claim
Proven track record as an entrepreneur:
I am a 2-time entrepreneur having successfully exited my previous company in 2018. My current company is a pure tech company building software for the real estate industry. I have lead both the companies as the CEO and directly lead the product division internally.
Proof of recognition of work beyond occupation:
- I run a newsletter about the industry I serve which has about 5,000 subscribers and is one of the most widely read newsletters in the industry. I have written more than 50 articles in the past 18 months alone, and my writings have been read more than 100,000 times by people in the industry
- I have spoken on multiple panel discussions within the industry, been a guest on 10 different podcasts and guest posted in several industry publications
I have been working professionally for 10 years primarily as an entrepreneur. I was in analytics and consulting for 2 years at the beginning of my career, before starting my own ventures.
I started my first company in 2014 and served as the CEO throughout the journey from ideation, GTM, fund raising, etc. It was not a pure tech company, but a tech enabled services business. I lead the company to an acquisition in 2018, and exited the same.
In 2018, I started my current company which is purely a technology company focussed on the real estate industry. I currently serve as the co-founder and CEO of the same. We have raised some financing from investors, are profitable and growing 2X a year.
In both my startups, I have also donned the hat of the CPO and lead the product and technology vision. I work closely with our engineering team (which is lead by our VP - Engineering), but am not a coder myself.
My LinkedIn is here - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajay-kumar-thehousemonk/
We have some clients in the UK already, and are getting a LOT of enquiries. After doing a thorough market scan, it looks like we can really make an impact on the real estate industry in the UK using our technology. I want to move there to set up our team and presence to better serve the UK market.
Thank you in advance!