The BizSpark startup of the day is Cerebrata Software, based in India. You will find below an interview with Gaurav Mantri, founder of Cerebrata Software. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!
I am Gaurav and I am founder of Cerebrata Software. I deal with every aspect of the company from product planning, development, marketing and customer support.
I was working in United States for a company called Active Network. I was the Director of Development for one of their product units.
It certainly feels great.
To develop utilities which will help developers do their job in more efficient way.
We looked at Cloud Computing especially Windows Azure and realized that there is a huge gap (and thus great opportunity) as far as tooling is concerned. That’s why we focused on building tools for Windows Azure platform. Our products include Cloud Storage Studio, a rich desktop client to manage Windows Azure Storage and Hosted Applications; Azure Diagnostics Manager, a rich desktop client to manage Windows Azure Diagnostics; and Cloud Storage Studio/e, a rich Internet application to manage Windows Azure Storage.
Currently we’re self funded and not looking for any funding. However we are looking to create an advisory board.
In all we are a team of 7 people and all 7 are developers.
Yes. We’re looking out for great .Net developers who are willing to work on WPF, Silverlight and Windows Azure. All these positions are in our Udaipur office.
We are currently building for Windows Azure. We see a great opportunity in the field of Cloud Computing and Windows Azure in particular.
We see a lot of opportunities in Cloud Computing especially Windows Azure. The idea of PAAS is really a fascinating one and is really hard to ignore.
BizSpark is a great program for startups like us as we don’t have to shell out money upfront to get the necessary tools to build products. Plus the visibility a startup can get through BizSpark program is invaluable.
Work hard. Know what you’re doing.
Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India.
It’s a great time to be in software development. There are a lot of untapped opportunities. All you need to do is look around and find the gaps.