Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Mahantesh Nk: I love food, and always dream of doing something in the food industry so that how i started my journey
Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by Flee deluxe
Mahantesh Nk: We have our dessert company called gleedessert, which delivers cakes, desserts, flowers and gifts across India, and now started franchising also, signed 10+ franchises, aiming to have 100+ outlets by the end of 2022. Apart from this we also have grocery delivery app, food company ( that also we started franchising), health brand, grocery, clothing, event management.
Great Companies: What makes Flee deluxe different from hundreds of other similar e-commerce platforms?
We are not just an e-commerce, we have started franchising so we will have retail outlets and also we focus more on products, quality and setting up a standard for desserts and food in India. We spend a lot of time and money on R&D and we are bringing back the old recipes with a modern touch. and we are not a money driven company, we are passionate about the products as i mentioned earlier i love food mainly desserts so trying to focus more on products than sales, because if you have a good product sales will follow.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Mahantesh Nk: There were many up and downs, financially as well as operations wise, but at the end without those struggles, i would't have gain the knowledge and experience which i have today. I don't like to speak much about the struggles, because its a journey and i focus more on the destination rather the hurdles in the path.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for Flee deluxe?
Mahantesh Nk: Expanding the franchises across the globe, and make every individual brand into a company. 5 years down the line hoping to cross 500+ outlets and make this venture a 1000cr company, it seems like a huge task but as long as we keep working hard and i am certain that we will , things will surely happen.if you can dream it, you can do it...
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Mahantesh Nk: For every entrepreneur i suggest to spend a lot of time on R&D and know your product better than anyone else in the market. Belive in your product and never give up when you fall, just focus on the dream and keep working, surely you will succeed. one saying which i always remember is that Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.