If you're reading this, you probably know about Eventosaur already. In case you don't, Eventosaur is a curated services marketplace. We help users find the best pandits, caterers, decorators, venues and photographers for events ranging from naming ceremonies to weddings and birthday parties and corporate outings. As founders, we love to explain this in a million different ways. The follow-up question always revolves around the origins. I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's take this slow.
Luck, chance, serendipity...these are words used most often while speaking about people who "put themselves out there." I'm reminded of that popular movie line about wanting something so badly that the universe conspires to make it happen. However, in reality, it boils down to pure mathematics. As a 90s kid, the first example I can think of is that of Tazos.
The chances of finding a glowing Star Wars tazo would be higher if you bought and opened 10 packs of Cheetos instead of just 2. It turns out, luck works the same way even for adults. If you put yourself in enough situations that could have a lovely outcome, eventually something magical happens.
On March 2nd 2015, a close friend of ours, Vindhya, got married and invited both TJ and me (Nikhil) to the wedding reception. Little did we know that a brief conversation we'd have while catching up between helpings of Bisibelebath would lead to a decision that would change the very course of our lives and hopefully, many more. We spoke about a problem that we knew existed and a solution we thought ought to exist. It took us a while to validate this idea and decide to work on building that solution full-time with our co-founder Setu, but there's no doubt that if not for that evening, our lives would've been very different and probably for the worse.
People often say the dots can only be connected when you look back and they're right. You never know which door leads to what. So, take chances. Two guys who sat together in class as teenagers a decade ago reconnected at the wedding of a friend they only knew via Twitter and spoke about only one of the hundreds of problems they were both facing at that point of time which led to a conversation with Setu and eventually the birth a company to solve that problem.
Today, we're a team of three in which two of us are separated by the Silkboard junction and the third is by a handful of oceans. We know this is only the beginning and that there is so much more to come. The journey so far has only happened because we took chances. We won't stop doing that anytime soon.
We remind ourselves of this every time we feel lazy or burned out and it works every single time. If you actually got to the end of this post, we owe you a big hug. Thank you for being a part of our story. We hope you'll let us be a part of your story too some day. Finally, a huge shout out to the families of Vindhya and Mithun. We're so glad we get to tell our story using yours.