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Suvansh started Flexiple in 2016. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Flexiple?
Flexiple is my first foray into entrepreneurship. Though, being a third-generation entrepreneur, I reckon I always had the zeal to build something of own. However, at the beginning of my career, I took the traditional route and worked at 2 MNCs for ~3 years.
My zeal to learn faster, however, led me to join IIM Ahmedabad - India’s top-ranked B school in June’15 and that is where I met my partners and Flexiple’s co-founders - Karthik and Hrishikesh. During my time at IIM A too, surprisingly, I was dissatisfied with the learning opportunities available as textbooks and in-class discussions were the only media available.
Whereas what I wanted was to get my hands dirty and implement the theory we were learning in class. After a couple of false starts, I decided to join the two of them. They had already been working on defining Flexiple’s vision for almost a year by Aug’16 while juggling course-work during our first year of MBA.
Rather than join them full-time, I started out as just a helping hand. At that time, Flexiple’s focus was on 3 categories - software development, digital product design, and content writing. And we picked a category each and started working on our plan to have a 30-member strong talent pool in each by the time we graduate. Though the chemistry the three of us had in the first 3 months was great and we ultimately decided that I should join as a co-founder rather than continue working as a helping hand.
A sustainable business can only be built with a combination of luck, timing, and hard work.
In parallel, we also began working on building a 2-sided platform where companies could post projects, review recommended freelancers, and manage them and freelancers can apply to those projects post-completion of the onboarding process, interact, and get paid. Building this platform proved to be the costliest mistake we have made to date.
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