Namaste! And Hello!

I am Sushrut Bidwai, a software engineer by training and an entrepreneur is my past life.

From March 2019 to March 2020 I am taking most of the time to reflect and rediscover myself professional and personal interest.


Goals I am focused on achieving by March 2020
  • Able speak a new language, Italian.
  • Travel to Israel, Cambodia, and Vietnam
  • Acquire a new creative hobby.
  • Running 5km/day.
  • Travel to 10 states in India that I have not been to before.
  • Make friends with people from countries I have never been to before.
  • Acquire new technical skills - mobile app development, front end development.


Highlights Reel
  • Born in 1982, so not sure if I am a millennial or not.
  • Graduated in Software Engineering in 2004.
  • Worked in medium sized company as entry level programmer and then in a startup till late 2006.
  • Started a business late 2006 and was working on it till early 2014.
  • Moved to Australia in 2014
    • Worked with Afterpay where I built fraud and credit decisioning systems for 2 billion dollar GMV payments system and help turn the company profitable.
    • Got married and then divorced.
    • Watched Kohli and Rahane hit Mitchell Johnson all over the MCG.


Please do contact me if
  • You would like to connect professionally and see if we can work together in future.
  • If you are looking for a travel buddy.
  • If you are a software engineering student in Nashik who would like learning advice.


Contact

Email: sb@sushrutbidwai.com Phone: +91 9373 0637 54 WhatsApp: +91 9373 0637 54


StartupForStartups

First business I built was StartupForStartups, which worked with handful of startups from across the world. Most successful of these are BriteBill acquired by Amdocs for more than $100MM, and M2Wealth which is going strong.


Prolinkd

Prolinkd was a sales automation tool which provided autmation of upsell and cross sell paths for large B2B enterprises. It used social data to capture business lifecycle signals and used those signals to advise sales teams. The product was used by some of the biggest names in IT, advertising, software services, telecom companies. Eventually product was shut down due to changing market conditions in utilizing third party social data.


Wisebuy

Wisebuy was product search and price comparison engine. It captured product and pricing information from hundreds of sites in India, built a catalog of more than 90 million listings. At its peak wisebuy had 400K unique monthly visitors, with 2 million search queries a day. Product was shutdown as I was not keen to fight the SEO/SEM war. Underlying technology was licensed to handful of customers and lives on.