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Anjan is a technology leader with over two decades of experience in building and deploying cross-channel web applications. As the CTO and Co-Founder of Vantage Circle, he is responsible for the technological progress and evolution of Vantage Circle. He has played a key role in the design, architecture, and technical implementation of the company’s core functions.
Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better before we dive in. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’ and how you got started?
Thank you so much for having me. So I come from Assam and have always been fascinated by the technological innovations, which encouraged me to study computers in college. Then I moved to London and dedicated around 14 years of my life working as an e-commerce consultant/architect. When I look back, I realize how my stint in Europe helped me develop my entrepreneurial skills.
Then in 2010, my friend Partha was willing to start his own company. Knowing Partha and the kind of skills and perseverance he has, I immediately jumped to be one of the early investors. I am happy that I trusted his instinct, or else we would not be here today. That’s how Vantage Circle started.
What was the “Aha Moment” that led to the idea for your current company? Can you share that story with us?
When we started initially, the platform was based on corporate deals as it was not considered much among the organizations. It provided us with the perfect opportunity to kickstart our idea of providing specific perks and benefits for the corporates.
As time passed by, we saw a window of opportunity in the fitness industry as well. There was a fitness revolution going on among the youths. It gave us the idea to start Vantage Fit and bring health awareness among the corporate employees. Having a bit of experience in this particular field…