In this episode I welcome Ajay Yadav the founder and CEO of ROOMI. Ajay has a very interesting journey because he came from India by himself not speaking English and started three businesses from scratch. “On The Grind” is exactly what Ajay is! Before Ajay came to America he failed his high school twice! His dad made him a promise that if he passes on his third try he will send him to America, and that’s exactly what he did!
I dive deeper into Ajay’s businesses and his daily grind. Due to his hard work Ajay was able to raise $2 million for his startup ROOMI. His company is changing the way people find roommates hence solving the renting and housing issue. Check out the episode and if you are currently looking for a roommate below is the website for ROOMI!
KEY TIME STAMPS
(Just click the time stamp to jump to the specific part in the episode)
- [8:55] – His first business was flipping phones
- [13:50] – Lung collapsed
- [14:35] – What is Roomi
- [19:38] – Passion and not giving up
- [22:17] – Art of pitching Venture Firms
- [23:20 ]– Rejection equals perfection
- [26:49] – THE GRIND
- [30:27] – Rise and Grind
- [35:27] – The Golden Nugget