Success Stories:
Her Story Her Way

Brief introduction about yourself and tell us something about Wanted Umbrella?
Started in 2014, Wanted Umbrella was born with the vision of redefining the lives of people with disability by building an all inclusive society through our diversified services & projects. Wanted Umbrella started as a boutique matchmaking agency focusing on matrimonial needs of people with disability.  

About me:
I have graduated from H.R College of Commerce & Economics in 2013. Currently, I am working on loveability which is globally the first app catering to the matchmaking and social needs of 200 million people worldwide. It is the first matchmaking app which is accessible to people with visual impairment and matches or connects people on the basis cure availability, medical condition, level of independence and lifestyle choices. I am also assisting the Government of India with their Accessible India campaign (Sugamya Bharat Abhiyan) in association with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.  

What ignited the spark in you to start this unique dating App?
I was already running a boutique agency where we were matching handpicked profiles of around 100 members. We felt the need to reach out to a wider audience and give more decision making power to the users and hence we decided to make loveability which is globally the first matchmaking app focusing on people with disability, health disorder and special needs.  

We are sure the journey has been rewarding but did you face any challenges?
My family and friends have been very supportive of my passion and dreams I hold for Wanted Umbrella. Challenges have been with regards to the mindset of the society towards people with disability and convincing people to see the business value in my idea.  

What plans do you behold for Wanted Umbrella?
For next one year, we are fully focused on launching loveability on android first and then very soon an iOS version. We want to create a platform where every user or member gets equal opportunity to find love through loveability. We have plans to make loveability a global product in the coming years.  

What piece of advice would you like to give to the aspiring youth who wish to pursue their dream of becoming an entrepreneur?
I never dreamt of being an entrepreneur but I’d say I dreamt of a mission instead. Focus on problem solving and customer conversations. Cut all the noise and distractions, move to a new city or a better market if that is what it takes.  

According to you, what are the top three essential skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Patience, persistence and appetite to lose everything – You can never lose all the weight in a week and you can never build a good business in a month.  

How do you manage the work-life balance?
Make that call to your family if you have been away for a while; meet that friend over coffee once a month and read the book you always wanted too. Start with one page a day and one friend a month. I’m still struggling but I’m trying.  

What are your views and opinions towards the ambiguous need to promote women entrepreneurship and women empowerment in India?
I wish for a day when that wouldn’t be needed in India or across the globe. I also wish for a day where every woman will be so busy creating something for the world around her that each woman will be her own reason to empower herself.