Meet the SHEROES - Debadutta Upadhyaya
What got you started?
Timesaverz is an idea that took shape partly because of personal experience and partly due to the huge business opportunity consideration. As a working mom in a nuclear family, with no support system in a fast paced metro existence, finding the right help, for the right price, at the right time, for any home services requirements was a challenge that not only I went through, but many other SHEROES with similar background. While seeking a solution to this problem, Lovnish, the other co-founder and I chanced upon the idea of Timesaverz and developed it into a business reality.
Tell us something about timesaverz
What Timesaverz does is provide a one-stop solution to most of your home service requirements by connecting customers to certified, verified and curated agents to ensure on time, quality service with 100% accountability. From just about handymen services that we started our business with, we now offer help for all kinds of gadgets and appliances repairs as well as cleaning requirements apart from running personal errands. It’s a hit among the working and elderly couples who vouch for the convenience that they get through a single window service offering and the professionalism that comes with curated agents on board.
On the other hand, what this business is doing at the backend is empowering the unorganized home service providers through tech intervention, using mobility as a key to bettering business prospects. Today Timesaverz engages over 500 service providers (agents as we call them) to attend to the home services requirements of Mumbai residents and provides them with dignity of labour that the platform offers through standardized price and scope of work. When Lovnish and I were thinking about a business opportunity, we realized that the micro-jobs sector was one area that was untouched by the digital revolution that the country was witnessing and decided to build a business around the impending opportunity
Who is your inspiration?
In terms of people, there have been many infuencers but in terms of an idea what inspires me the most is taking up challenging jobs and getting things done.
Message to all the SHEROES out there
To be a SHERO you do not have to perfect everything on your own. “Leaning in” is not a handicap, if you have to achieve a work-life balance.