Snehal Gersappa: It began while I was in college. Witnessing the birth of social media made me think that nowadays businesses are designed not only for profit but also to bring in a change in society by solving problems. The start-up culture which took off over the last decade gave me confidence and motivation to start my own venture.
Taking relevant experience in various sectors of Business Development and People Management gave me a clear understanding of how businesses run. After 17 years of work and an idea, to begin with, I decided to take the leap and start Zlen. After getting constant negative feedback for my prototype of Zlen, I finally met Ashwin Datye –Co-founder and CTO who recognized my idea.
In the tech industry, the biggest challenge is to gather like-minded resources. This was even more difficult during COVID. It was a difficult job to prepare a high-performing team that can handle such a complex project successfully. Initially, we began with 5 members but today we are inviting young talents to join us. Then there was the budget problem. After pitching my idea to about 50+ investors, I found someone who believed in my vision.
The biggest achievement for Zlen is to go live in a record time of 9 months from the start of development. Then we went on achieving 10000+ downloads within 2 months, that too in a limited budget. Besides, we also got more than 100 reviews on the Playstore with 4.5 stars.
Zlen is about protecting the privacy and yet having a great social media experience online. People can segregate their lives in a way that gives more balance and a fulfilling experience, without having to worry about being interrupted by bosses or work colleagues, random strangers, trolls, or even nosy relatives. People can connect to Zlen only through code.
Users can download Zlen on Google Play Store, App Store and can connect with us on LinkedIn, Instagram, at @zlen.in or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Zlen. in.
The general attitude towards privacy has been negligent as our dependence on the internet grows. Each and every person must take their privacy seriously and Zlen helps you to do that.”