Go­ing Places

India Today - - LEISURE -

Sahil Lavin­gia, 19, in­tends to con­quer the on­line world. A for­mer de­signer at photo shar­ing web­site Pin­ter­est, Lavin­gia founded Gum­road, a start- up that con­nects peo­ple who want to sell items— rang­ing from mu­sic and il­lus­tra­tions to apps or even T- shirts, through a sim­ple web link. The web­site also al­lows users to sync their prod­ucts to Twit­ter and Face­book friends. The son of Sin­ga­pore- based in­vest­ment bankers of In­dian ori­gin, Lavin­gia dropped out of his com­puter sci­ence course at Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, lived in Hong Kong, London and New York be­fore mov­ing to Sil­i­con Val­ley. Gum­road has re­ceived $ 7 mil­lion ( Rs 37 crore) from ven­ture cap­i­tal firm Kleiner Perkins Cau­field and By­ers. Could this be a desi Zucker­berg story?



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