Abhay Deshpande’s Journey from Building Malammal.com to MartJack.
The fourth edition of The Garage Stories took place on the 19th of June. What an absolute power-packed session! Abhay Deshpande, founder of MartJack did not just make our Sunday better, he also taught us plenty of things. With the vision to build a world-class eCommerce SaaS product from India for global markets, Abhay founded MartJack in 2007. There was no looking back after that. However, there is more to it, and something that most of us do not know. In 1998, Abhay founded Malamall.com, the first ever e-commerce venture in India. Abhay was always way ahead of time and at that point of time, India was not really ready for an e-commerce product. Amazingly enough, though, a lot of brilliant lessons were learned in this process. From building a product to witnessing it going downhill, Abhay has learned everything that an MBA degree couldn’t probably teach. We were really excited to have him at The Garage Stories, particularly because his journey and school of thought are so inspirational for everyone to go build what they always dreamed of. Abhay discussed his journey and what went into Malamall.com; he talked at length about all the incidents that he has experienced till 2012. Always ahead of time and building products that were truly novel, MartJack was a game changer in India’s e-commerce arena. We had a very interesting Sunday, and we hope we bring your way more powerful stories that matter. The videos for the session would be out soon. To watch the video, you can follow us here. And do not forget to keep watching this space for the next session of The Garage Stories.