Deep Kalra was born in Hyderabad and brought up in Delhi. He then attended his college at St.Stephen’s College, Delhi and after that he joined IIM Ahmedabad for completing his MBA. He got a job at ABN Amro Bank then. He worked there for three years and after that he thought that this was not the thing he wanted to do. He wanted to do something that required a lot of entrepreneurship skills. He then bought AMF Bowling to the country in such a risk knowing that a well established brand like Mc Donalds was competing with him.It was one of the biggest risks he took in his life.
He was successful in establishing 200 bowling centres but after that he gave up. He says that “I’ve learned a lot in these ongoing years”.
He then joined GE Bank where he was one of the top performers. But still there was something in his mind which made him quit even GE Bank. He then laid the foundation of MakeMyTrip for the first time in 2000.After that only in mid 2000 the investors stopped funding MakeMyTrip because he established the company in Indian market and his potential target was Indian audience which when analyzed that they were only searching hotels but not buying them. He then wasn’t able to give the salaries to his employees due to which half of his employees left and he and his co-founders didn’t take salary following 13 months. He then focused in the international market for few years which showed him very good results. At this time,India was evolving digitally and people had started trusting online transactions. At this time, he entered the Indian market and made huge profits.
Success only comes after failure.
The company in today’s world is valued over $1.6 billion. Statistics also state that every 1 in 12 flights consists of booking through MakeMyTrip that shows his success.
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