As a part of our ASK RODINHOODERS series, it’s a great pleasure for me to introduce you all to Sangram Sawant. If you attended our Mumbai Open House in Dec. last year, you know exactly how dynamic, inspiring and down to earth Sangram is. He is what every young entrepreneur aspires to be :).
After the Open House, Sangram said that he would love to stay connected with the community as he loved the energy. He even attended the next OH! And he’s excited about being connected with all of us right here!
About Sangram (Founder & CEO, Pescafresh)
Sangram has spent almost a decade in the seafood industry and built a ‘Shore to Door’ brand like Pescafresh. What started as a shoestring venture initially in central Mumbai, currently is delivering and servicing fresh seafood to over 100,000 households in Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi across formats with company owned stores and shop-in-shop models with major retailers across…
“The realization of absence of clean, safe, fresh seafood in a country obsessed with good food!!! This germ of an idea, led me to let go of a promising career at Northern Products – USA and take my passion for seafood to the next level, by setting up a bootstrapped venture in central Mumbai and called it Pescafresh!
Alas, if only giving arms and legs to an idea was that easy! Keeping all odds aside, Pescafresh now delivers and services fresh seafood to over 1lac households across 4 cities, across formats with organized retail, and can claim to have managed to provide organized service in a highly unorganized sector!
New businesses, start ups, early stage ventures are more like rivers flowing and taking shape of the terrain. There are no right answers when you start up, as this amazing breed called “Entrepreneurs” work constantly in the realm of uncertainty.
It’s not easy trying to get your feet wet in an industry that has over 60,000 Koli fisherwomen and gazillion wet fish markets as competition. When even the most bizarre things can be delivered home, why should anyone have to haggle over their choice of seafood in the fish market? Businesses can sustain themselves only if the customer believes in the product and only great experiences can win them over. It is no longer about just delighting the consumer, it only about the “WOW” factor.
But how does an idea swim against the tide to become a brand identity that delivers what it promises and how long can it take to get there? That’s something you could ask me!
I admire the entrepreneurial spirit, love the unknown, adore the craziness, marvel at the bravado of peers who take this plunge into the abyss. I have a long way to go and miles to traverse on this journey. I am very happy to be of any assistance to like-minded entrepreneurs. What better way then connect through TheRodinhoods?!
Delighted to share the experience that we have gathered at Perscafresh, I may not know all the answers but for sure, I will try my best to share my opinion.”
You can ask Sangram about…
- Food!! Especially Seafood!!
- If you want to know of places to go for a fishing trip… remote landing shores across India even abroad!
- Entrepreneurship, start-ups,
- Logistical pain points of India
- Customer service benchmarks to keep
- SURVIVAL (this deserves a separate bullet 🙂 )
Sangram is following this page – so pls ask him relevant questions in the comments below!