Swaroop C H

blog books about contact subscribe

Leaving Infibeam

22 Jun 2011

Today is my last day at Infibeam.

I’m going to miss working in this environment because I learned a lot about ecommerce and online buying in India. For example, I was surprised to know how much sales go up during Diwali (in hindsight, not so surprising, of course) and was surprised at the amount of online buying that happens from Tier II cities. Then there was the learning on the huge amount of logistics that happens - the part where the customer visits the website and clicks on the Buy button is just 1% of the total stuff that happens behind-the-scenes.

I am also thankful to Ajay and Infibeam for getting me into the Rails wagon, I’m finally starting to see the light. Learning a new language and framework from scratch to delivering a full ecommerce platform in 4–5 months was a fascinating experience. And soon, anyone can set up their own online store on top of Infibeam’s infrastructure.

Infibeam has done many things right, has many things to improve, and rumors say they may face many challenges in the future. All in all, that’s a good thing. Infibeam launched at the right time and is helping to grow ecommerce in India, and it will continue to do so.

But alas, it’s time for me to move on. I can haz plans.


Listening to Stand Up by The Prodigy

Comments

djd says:

god speed

Vaibhav says:

so what now for you, back to startup bandwagon?

amit says:

Good luck!

Abdul Qabiz says:

All the best for next thing, I am sure it would be another big thing...

Pavan R says:

Guess you have bigger plans for future. Can we expect a detailed post on your departure from Infibeam?
All the best & Keep Rocking :)

Swaroop says:

@djd @amit @abdul Thanks for the wishes!

@vaibhav nope

@pavan Well, there was nothing to write about, that's why I didn't :)

Girish says:

Hi Swaroop,
Wishing u lots of Good Luck and sucesses for your future endeavors.
Girish

Hari K T says:

So like every one asks , wondering what's your next plans ......

Swaroop says:

@Hari Let's see how things go :)

Sanish says:

Hi Swaroop,
All the best for your next job.
Regards...

Raghav says:

All the best Swaroop :) I am sure you are gonna do something very positive....Keep Rocking.

Vijay Anand says:

Wishing you the best Swaroop. Keep writing though. A lot of folks look upto your blog.

Swaroop says:

Thanks for all the wishes.

@Vijay Yes, need to be more regular at writing, but my writing requires me to do interesting stuff, so that's what I'm looking to do now ;-)

@satpalparmar says:

@swaroopch Dude I am waiting for THE announcement. When you #startingup?

@ravipratap says:

@swaroopch Just read about your leaving Infibeam - good luck with whatever you've set out to do!

@suniljagadish says:

@swaroopch All the best! :)

@prashishh says:

@swaroopch wow.. it feels like yesterday when I read your post bt joining infibeam.. why leaving so fast? anu good reason you want to share?

@prashishh says:

@swaroopch .. and good luck for your new job ;)

@shabda says:

@swaroopch Best wishes, and I am sure you would do well in this venture!

@abhinav says:

@swaroopch Good luck Swaroop.

@boundlessdreamz says:

@swaroopch where will I send my bug reports now ;)

@sidv says:

@swaroopch best of luck! starting something yourself?

@sids says:

@swaroopch Best wishes for whatever you are onto next!

@sitakanta says:

@swaroopch that is great..keep me updated about the plans..we shd talk sometime

@abhaga says:

@swaroopch All the best! Looking forward to hear more about the plans :)

@joe_jacob says:

@swaroopch All the best. New startup plans?

@AtulChitnis says:

@swaroopch Up, up and away! :)

@2shar says:

@swaroopch Well, all the best dude!

@supreethhn says:

@swaroopch all the best on your next venture

@codie says:

@swaroopch All the best! As per your blog post, it seems like Crossword's online store is running on Infibeam infra. Is that correct?

@bigrjs says:

@swaroopch Good luck long term financial planner!

Feedback

There's no comment box, but please do email me or tweet me your thoughts and criticisms, and I will publish the relevant ones here.