Tarun Malik came here to do a master’s in Business from Melbourne Business School, then had the opportunity to work on global projects with companies like PwC and SwissRe.
But Malik knew he had come to Australia with a vision—to start his own venture. “I started my entrepreneurial journey in 2014 with a company called Gradmate, an e-commerce website selling Graduation regalia to university students. “The business was an immediate success but later had to be closed down due to changes in university regulations,” he says.
“Running my start-up helped me realise the problems businesses face when they try to grow online. I could identify the gap in the market for a reliable marketing and software solution provider who can not only provide their services but guide businesses to grow online,” says Malik.
Thus Dexter Inc was born. In two years, Dexter Inc has not only worked with small and medium business but also helped Fortune 500 companies in building disruptive software products.
“The struggle for building the company was real. I had to work day and night, borrow money to pay salaries, but in the end, the hard work paid off and Dexter Inc is now expanding globally. I knew if I failed I wouldn’t regret that but one thing I might regret is not trying.”
A different side
I believe: “The biggest risk is not taking any risk. In a world that changes quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks [Mark Zuckerberg]
What I love about Australia: Beaches
What I love about India: History
Favourite hang-out in Melbourne: River Promenade at Yarra River
A must-read: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
My advice to entrepreneurs: It’s okay to doubt yourself, it’s okay to feel down; just never give up
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