The Simplilearn Story
Simplilearn is the market-leading provider of professional certification courses for working professionals and companies. It creates course programmes, exams and experiments that help learners qualify for better job opportunities and higher salaries. What started as a blog by founder Krishna Kumar in 2009 to share ideas and tips on project management, has transformed into one of the world’s leading providers of professional training.
In Conversation with Krishna
Recipe for success
First of all, do what you like. It’s easy to be distracted by the so-called hot sectors today, but remember that every idea has potential if executed right.
Perseverance is next on the list. Be patient and prepared to re-invent the business model multiple times. Focus on building a great team. This will be your platform for greater innovations and will help you grow boundaries.
Most importantly, whatever you do, keep your customers at the centre of it all. Listen to them, analyse and act.
Your unique idea
Our uniqueness lies in our innovative and uniquely blended courses. We offer customized training for working professionals who are keen on sharpening their skills, be it in technology, marketing or digital marketing.
Partnership with Kalaari
Partnering with Kalaari has been an important milestone for Simplilearn, as it brought with it a sense of seriousness, order and structure to the organization, and thus rapid growth.
Also, as a single founder, often while making decisions I look up to Rajesh Raju as an able advisor in hiring experienced talent or making the right connections.
Your first meeting
My very first meeting with Kalaari was actually my very first formal meeting with any VC, ever. The best part of the meeting was the way they embraced the business idea, almost instantly. I was amazed by the way Vani identified a high growth business model in Simplilearn and believed that the company could be built on a sustainable model as we progressed.