Dr. Bobby Peddi
What educational, entrepreneurial or business development programs, if any, have you taken advantage of?
We have received business accelerator services from Ann Arbor SPARK
Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
Our first customers came from app stores initially.
Where did you find your first employee?
We found them through friends, Craigslist ads and recommendation of existing employees.
Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
We have been essentially bootstrapping Saagara
with revenue from app sales and also with seed capital from family members.
What are some of the advantages to doing business here?
1) Ann Arbor is a University city, which provides educated individuals such as programmers who helped us get started and who were willing to work for an equity stake.
2) Tech brewery, which is a great start-up environment.
3) Little bureaucracy to creating a start-up. Plus great advice on how to here
4) Ann Arbor SPARK provides great advice.
If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
Its needs to be more start-up friendly in terms of finding investment.