Q) Tell us about yourself & your prior experience before joining Milaap.
I am a Kannadiga who grew up in Solapur, Maharashtra and graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Shivaji University at RIT Rajaramnagar.
Q) So how did you hear about Milaap?
After leaving Infosys and joining a startup, I fell totally in love with the start-up culture. To keep an eye on start-up awesomeness at Bangalore, I regularly attend start-up events. I had seen Sourabh in one such event, and also happened to meet and talk to him soon after Milaap was incubated at IIMB. I was quite impressed by the idea of Milaap and the founder-trio of Sourabh, Anoj and Mayukh.
Q) What was your motivation in joining Milaap?
I have followed Milaap's progress almost from the time it started, believe in it's idea and am impressed by the team. So the opportunity to do what I love to do (software development) to achieve what I want to do (positive social impact), in a hard-core start-up environment like Milaap, was motivation enough :)
Q) What is your expectation from Milaap?
I expect Milaap to become a de-facto platform for micro-lending to the working poor of India in coming years, by providing an engaging and gratifying experience to lenders, and creating a healthy & transparent ecosystem that adds value to lives and businesses of lenders, field partners and borrowers alike.
Thanks Shireesh! We hope you have a great time working at Milaap!