Secret Diary of an Entrepreneur 2018

"I don’t believe in luck but I believe that if you work hard, things fall in place"

Secret Diary of Deep Kalra — Part 2

Vishal koul

It was early 2000. Given the buzz around dotcom, every business plan was getting funding. Neeraj Bhargava from eVentures reached out to me. We met at Crossroads Mall in Mumbai. He liked what he heard. We worked out the term sheet on a napkin! For $2 million, they roughly got two-thirds of the company. It was a fantastic start. I was raring to go. I would stay up through the night combing through Expedia and Travelocity. I wanted MakeMyTrip to be the defining portal for people to book travel to India, from India and within India. I was naïve enough to think that I could do it alone but realised quickly that I needed to get a team in place, and so I did. I don’t believe in luck but I believe that if you work hard, things fall in place and it did, at least initially. Several sleepless nights later, we went live on October 7, 2000.