Rohit Balaji
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Rohit Balaji


Sunnyvale, California, United States
Member since September 09, 2011
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I believe there is a reason we are all here and that is to make a difference. I know most of us agree with that but do we actually make an effort? Quote_down
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2006 NYU , MS , Electrical & Computers
2003 JNTU , BS , Electrical Engineering

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Airbnb, Getaround, Billguard, do@, sonar, Instagram, quora, dropbox

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

One day it seems nothing can stop you but the very next day it seems there is nothing that can help you and it appears that the world as you see has just come to an end. This could be something really frustrating.

A person born out of this roller coaster ride is the reward of being an Entrepreneur/Innovator.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Broadly over estimating or under estimating things.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Lesson 1: Not to give up easily

Lesson 2: You are nothing by your self without your teams support.

Lesson 3: Finish what you have started without any expectations.

What were your two biggest decision failures?

Invested too much time and money in a product that I loved. Never cared to find out if my customers wanted it. I realized later that my customers never wanted what we were building for them. That was one of my Biggest Blunder and the greatest experience.

Sometimes a wait and watch game proves to be too expensive and I learned that the hard way. To be a successful entrepreneur you need to be very calculative, decisive & spot on and to get there I had to make some serious mistakes.

Full bio

Been an Entrepreneur since I was 12.
Created a Million $ venture when I was 22.
Have a Masters in Electronics & Computer Science.
Designed innovative LCD products.
Designed and created an Ultra Slim wireless keyboard.
Ran Successful marketing campaig

Rohit is the Brain behind Bilneur. Bilneur was born to solve the problems businesses face every day. Having personally experienced the various problems businesses face Rohit knows the pain of operating any business.

Having observed the problems first hand, Rohit has come out with a collaborative consumption model for businesses to make money on things that sit idle around them.

Rohit comes from a family where everyone is an entrepreneur at heart.

He started his first Venture of selling paper forms to people to make extra money and ever since he formed many successful and a few failed ventures.

Rohit has a Masters & a Bachelors Degree in electrical & computer science.

He started one of his most successful startup while he was pursuing his masters where he turned a small investment of $1000 to a business with a few million dollar in revenue.

He was able to develope a close working relation with thousands of those small & medium business owners.

His  extensive network of small business has also given him an indepth knowledge of their common problems and the solutions they are actively seeking.

With the experience of failure & a misstep of building something a customer didnt want, Rohit personally surveyed around 1500 businesses and was amazed to learn that a majority of them welcome a collaborative consumption model for their business which could have been considered something impossible a few years back.