Categorized | Startups

How Kulveer And Harjeet Stuck Gold

By building a great startup and managing to sell it for a cool €3.2 million. Along with their partners, Kulveer and Harjet started  an online service Auctomatic that describes its mission as empowering online sellers through various features. The tools proffered by Auctomatic asssit a user in maximizing their potential in online selling sites like eBay, Amazon, Overstock etc.

Auctions, Inventory Management, Pictures are some of the broad classifications. These further drill down to more features. For instance users (mostly power sellers) can link up their eBay ids etc to the service and from then use the Auctomatic services to manage their online wares.

Its a classic geek fantasy come true. While still in their teens, the founders have managed to strike the gold pot.

BT Young Scientist winner Patrick deferred college at MIT to start a company with his brother who was still in school. Soon they merged their company with another UK startup of cousins Harjeet and Kulveer. The new combined company was subsequently funded by an investment from Y Combinator as well as early Google employees.

Silicon valley startups by teenagers is nothing new but now even the UK-Irish based startups by teenagers have opened the floodgates.

Once the deal fell in place, the teenagers were asked by the Y Combinator team to “Go Buy Your Porches”.

Read more from CNET.

    35 Responses to “How Kulveer And Harjeet Stuck Gold”

    1. mehra says:

      Teenagers? Kul is 25, Harj 22 I believe.

    2. Tarun says:

      Mehra,

      You may be right. However certainly teens were involved in this startup –
      http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/frontpage/2008/0327/1206144779850.html

      -Tarun

      • Lori says:

        sumit: thanks for the cmonemt, I agree with most of it. I wonder about this bit though:NCC wrote his book in early 50’s. Must have taken a lot of courage to say those things then.In the 1950s we had a well-loved prime minister who was publicly known to be agnostic/atheist and who wrote highly regarded books such as Discovery of India where he was very critical of organised religion and declared that he considered concepts like “revealed scripture” to be ridiculous, and even crippling for the country’s development; that the true worth of myths lay in what they told us about the development of human thought rather than in their “divinity”. His books were widely read, even prescribed for children. I doubt it would be possible today for an Indian PM or president to openly express such views (especially if they were perceived as undermining the most orthodox narrative of Hinduism in some way). When it comes to religious matters I think we’re probably more intolerant today. (Leave aside books by important political heads; on my puny little blog if I write a post about how I think of the Mahabharata as a great work of literature and try to analyse/discuss it in human terms, I’m guaranteed at least five angry cmonemts that go “Don’t insult our holy book”.)shrikanth: I also just came across a fun piece by Tim Lott, skewering some highly regarded films. it is.

      • Jakayla says:

        I litrlealy jumped out of my chair and danced after reading this!

    3. Luke says:

      The comment And frnlkay, if you are disciplined in managing/tracking expense, you won’t need a personal finance tracker product – these products are meant for people who are not disciplined and feel the pain at the end of month is silly and absurd.Those who have used Intuit’s Quicken or TurboTax would immediately appreciate that the whole idea of tracking expenses, bank deposits, withdrawals, etc is to be able to understand where the income went, what are the unnecessary expenses, what needs greater control and, perhaps most importantly, to organize the family finances at tax time. As lives get more complicated with two income families, more and more monthly subscriptions, ad hoc purchases, etc etc even a highly disciplined person needs tools to manage personal finances, just as companies invest in SAP or Oracle to manage their complex world.

    4. Suzyn says:

      Great insight! That’s the answer we’ve been looknig for.

    5. The feature which allows you to say who unfollowed you is kind of lame from my opinion. It’s something like saying “Hey, why are not you following me anymore?” and shows the fact that you are kind of desperate

    6. Please… explain to me- how to use?

    7. Its like you learn my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the guide in it or something. I think that you just can do with a few % to force the message house a little bit, however other than that, this is great blog. A great read. I’ll certainly be back.

    8. Hello, i believe that i saw you visited my website thus i got here to “go back the choose”.I am attempting to to find issues to enhance my web site!I guess its good enough to make use of a few of your concepts!!

    9. Sharon says:

      Terefe Fikru Posted on It is a great pleasure to upgarde my self so that i’ll make a significant contribution to my home country on my return. i do have bachelor’s degree in chemistry . Thanks for considering my application !!!

    10. Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is excellent, as well as the content!

    11. Hello. Very cool site!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I am happy to find a lot of helpful info here in the post. Thank you for sharing..

    12. apple stocks says:

      Whats up. Very nice site!! Man .. Excellent .. Superb .. I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds also…I’m satisfied to find numerous useful info right here in the article. Thank you for sharing…

    13. I cannot thank you enough for the blog.Really thank you! Much obliged.

    14. this seems like a terrific idea, I won’t be able to wait to see your next post about local lens

    15. Hi there. Very cool blog!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds additionally…I am glad to locate numerous useful info here in the post. Thank you for sharing.

    16. perfect for day outings or to be paired with black or dull grey outfits

    17. Hiya. Very cool site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I will bookmark your website and take the feeds additionally…I’m satisfied to find a lot of helpful information right here within the article. Thank you for sharing..

    18. site says:

      Hi there. Very nice website!! Man .. Beautiful .. Wonderful .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I’m happy to locate a lot of helpful info right here within the post. Thank you for sharing…

    19. Oh, it sounds like so much fun, to bad it’s on pinterest. I deleted all my boards till their terms of use and copyright terms change for the better. :(

    20. This Site says:

      I’m curious to find out what blog system you are using? I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest site and I’d like to find something more safeguarded. Do you have any solutions?

    21. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was wondering what all is needed to get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% sure. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Cheers

    22. Heya this is somewhat of off topic but I was wondering if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding knowledge so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be enormously appreciated!

    23. aion kinah says:

      Really superb information can be found on this website.

    24. Good post however , I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Cheers!

    25. Hi! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    26. I love what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and reporting! Keep up the good works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to blogroll.

    27. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

    28. Hello. Very cool web site!! Man .. Beautiful .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your site and take the feeds additionally…I am satisfied to locate so much helpful information here in the post. Thanks for sharing.

    29. Good day. Very nice website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Superb .. I will bookmark your web site and take the feeds additionally…I’m glad to find so much helpful info right here within the post. Thank you for sharing.

    30. femdom says:

      Hiya. Very cool blog!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds additionally…I am happy to locate so much helpful info right here in the article. Thank you for sharing..

    Trackbacks/Pingbacks


    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.