Tationem – The only startup focusing on training, consulting and research in advanced computer science
Tationem is basically a Training, consulting and research based company. The main area of focus are on data modeling, data mining, machine learning, algorithm design, operating system and network security. Research activities are non-for-profit. Several white papers have been published from Tationem. For aspiring Software Engineers gaining experience can be difficult, however, Tationem’s advanced training can help them to be prepared for the challenge when they begin their careers in the Corporate world and for some Engineers who are interested in acquiring a hot skill we help to learn on the job.
Vijaykant, Aravind Kamath and Senthil Kumar co-founded Tationem in May 2013. We all obtained their B.E. in Computer Science, together in Sir. M.V.I.T, Bangalore. Vijaykant moved to US to pursue his Masters degree whereas Aravind and Senthil joined different MNC’s. Being close friends, they were constantly in touch with each other. Vijaykant had promised to comeback to India for good after completion of his Masters. However, situation forced him into dilemma when he was offered fancy job in US. Aravind and Senthil had to remind him of his promise which forced him to get back. After Vijay got back, he did a freelance training, for a retail major. This triggered a thought in their mind to start Tationem. Also they saw a huge gap between campus & corporate & wanted to bridge that gap. In the coming years sourcing highly skilled talent like Big Data Analysts, Machine learning experts for Technology business would be a tough task. Tationem has an advantage in this task as they have rich pool of trainers who has vast experience in these advanced domains.
Launched date – 13th May 2013
Revenue model – Bootstrapped startup, where Co-founders pooled money together get started. We see a mix of revenues with 60% of our revenues coming from corporate training & the rest 40% from Campus trainings. Both revenues are up by 30% from our previous quarter. By 2014, we expect around 50% of our revenues should come from our Consulting & Product Development offerings. Tationem will continue to generate most of its revenue in India by covering IT destinations like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune & NCR and Engineering/ Degree colleges in Tier 1 & Tier 2 cities in all states.
Uniqueness – There is no other startup which focuses on niche areas such as Machine Learning, Data Mining, Algorithms and Statistical Modeling. Providing customized training has been Tationem’s another unique selling point. Though two customers opt for a specific training, the contents/examples provided to them might be different. Each student/trainee will be assigned a mentor who will supervise their work & monitor their progress.
Arjun a 22-year-old Engineering graduate from Visvesvaraya Technological University, was one of students who signed up for a training in June. “I always wanted to be a Data Mining Engineer and enter the Software industry, but it was hard to find breaks despite my consistent academic records,” He says. “Tationem’s course on Data Mining has given me insights into different areas of the subject that I wasn’t aware of“.
Challenges – Opening a Startup is always a challenge. Advertising (Marketing) Tationem has been the hardest job so far. Hiring the right set of trainers/talent has also been the next big challenging.
Achievements – Within a span of 5 months, Tationem has managed to generate revenue of approximately in excess of half a million rupees. Initially Co-founders used to spend lot of time to advertise the newly opened startup. After featuring in couple of magazines, people themselves have taken interest and contacted Tationem for more details. The number of inquiries has been exponentially growing these days.
Future Goal – Totally 18 part/full time employees working for Tationem. The aim is to take this number to 50 by the mid of next year. Also start focusing on Product Development, along with existing business lines.
Competitors – There has been a lot of companies who offer training. But none of the companies offer customized training which is where Tationem has taken a lead.
Founders detail –
Vijaykant Nadadur, Founder & CEO holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky . His research interests include Machine Learning, Data Mining, Bioinformatics, Statistical Modeling and Algorithms. He also has worked on interdisciplinary research roles and has experience in teaching. Some of his research has been published in international conferences.
Aravind Kamath, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Consultant brings in his expertise in Security and Compliance Monitoring and various Operating Systems. He has over 7 years of experience in these areas and has been associated with couple well known MNCs.
Senthil Kumar, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer takes care of the business development and presales needs of the organization. In addition to that he takes keen interest in stock market and investments. He has been associated with organizations such as Dell and one of the leading IT Services companies in India.
Funding status – Bootstrap
Headquarter(HQ) – Bangalore
Contact Detail – Interested people can call either of these mobile Nos. +91 8050482501, +91 9632149379, +91 9900373000
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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