Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ajay Goel - JangoMail

Today Gigs at Startups is interviewing Ajay Goel founder of JangoMail.

Name: Ajay Goel
Company: JangoMail
Role: Founder & CEO

What is JangoMail?
JangoMail is a software-as-a-service email marketing platform. The service is comprised of a web interface, an interoperable web service, and an SMTP relay. It can be used to send email marketing campaigns and single-recipient transactional emails.

Why did you start JangoMail?
I started JangoMail because I wanted to see if I could develop a web-based product that would generate revenues from monthly fees as opposed to what I had been doing, which was contract software development going from project to project, sometimes not knowing when or if the next project was coming.

What is the best thing about working at JangoMail?
For me the most exciting aspect of running this company is doing things that email companies have never done before. JangoMail has been a first in many areas of email technology, like developing the world's first SMTP relay service with tracking capabilities, and developing the first Silver-light based survey system, and developing the first web-based email tool that reads directly from desktop databases. There are lots of email service providers on the market, but knowing that I'm always doing something different keeps it interesting, exciting, and entrepreneurial.

What kind of people do you think are best suited to work at startups?
People that are multi-talented. At JangoMail, nobody is just a "secretary" or "programmer" or "support technician". Everyone is talented across multiple disciplines and is expected to contribute beyond their initial job description.

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