This is for all those who got laid off or had their offers revoked by so called (over-funded) 'unicorns' !
Yesterday NBW broke the story about Grofers withdrawing offers made to campus hires just two days prior to joining. Always on the lookout for fresh talent, I put in a simple comment asking all the candidates to apply to Mobisy.
The response was overwhelming. My mailbox was quickly flooded with more than 15 resumes, all quality profiles. We are in the process of evaluating the profiles, scheduling discussions etc. We have already made offers to some of them and they would be joining us soon!
So here is a call out to those whose offers were not honored by these "unicorns"! Please send your resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy me at lalit at mobisy dot com. In subject line do mention #ilovestartups so that we can identify the source. In your cover letter mention why you want to be part of a startup. If you are a developer, send your code samples / github profile / stackoverflow profile. If you are interested in business side, do mention your hustling experience.
This recent chain of events has only reaffirmed my belief in building a profitable and scalable business! I believe there are many like us who are focused on raising only the money we need and being profitable by capital efficiency in-spite of going after billion dollar markets.
A complaint I keep hearing from fellow entrepreneurs is how these over-funded startups have corrupted the potential startup employees market by offering them unrealistic salaries. Do note that a true startup will give you all the experience you need to be an entrepreneur yourself, along with the fun of the ride. They will seldom offer you best in class salaries. So if it's immediate money you are after, a startup is not a place for you.
So if your ‘unicorn’ just failed you, do not be disheartened. Not all startups are the same. If you truly want to be part of the Indian startup success story, it's ventures like ours that you should be coming to.
One more thing, I was discussing this specific issue with Ashish from NBW in the afternoon and they are already creating a platform for profitable startups to work with startup enthusiastic freshers! So do look out for that.
Edit: Here it is
[Image credit .. Dilbert of course ..