The Next Big Thing: An Interview With The CEO Of Avani Technology Solutions
Start writing a post

The Next Big Thing: An Interview With The CEO Of Avani Technology Solutions

Speed, flexibility, quality and Performance

The Next Big Thing: An Interview With The CEO Of Avani Technology Solutions

During this age and time, we are in an evolving world of technology, where all the information we need is in the hands of a rectangular device. This is also the age of business and companies are rising faster than ever. Avani Technology Solutions is just one of them. Its headquarters are in Rochester New York where their niche is to "Provide IT professionals in the fields of Mobility, Web Applications, and Enterprise Computing." One of the fastest growing tech companies in Rochester they were named "Product of the year 2014" by Silicon Valley India, were awarded 18th in Rochester's top 100 and were placed in INC 500 for the fastest growing companies. I had the wonderful opportunity to interview the CEO, Sameer Penakalapati, about the company and his advice for future entrepreneurs.

1. How did Avani start?

I had this idea of building a product of small and medium business needs for expertise and money. I have been in the services for a long time and with no differentiation and barriers.

2. Did you always want to start a business?

I always wanted to do something on my own; I want to do something that is substantial, low cost, provide opportunity and tools for small business to grow.

3. What hardships did you have to face?

The number one hardship was Financing and Customer Acquisition; we need to have better product that tells a better story.

4. If you can do one thing differently what would it be and why?

One thing is I wish I had started earlier, it wasn't that I didn't have an idea of what I wanted, it was that I wasn't financially ready.

5. What advice would you give future candidates?

Passion drives everything. Drive helps you achieve certain things even you have to be relentless and take no breaks. You don't feel tired because you're passionate about it and you always have to take bold steps and go with your gut.

6. What are a few of your goals for this upcoming year?

The first goal is acquisition by another company and bring and penetrate product to the market. Our next goal is for the product to sell reach a million and some financial goals as well.

7. Are you creating any other Apps?

We are currently in the process of releasing our latest app in June, MYPRIO, which helps companies with marketing and promotion.

8. What do you look for when you hire people for your company?

A great attitude.The thing is we can train the candidates with the skills, but attitude on the other hand isn't trainable.

9.What sets you apart from your competition?

Exile, Speed, Tech savy, and our value for money. We make our products easy to use and are vey affordable.

10. What is your management style?

I like to give freedom, trust but verify. I love to give chances, but some things have zero tolerance; Bullying,stealing, being disrespectful,and not following directions are not tolerable.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
The 100 Things Millennials have ruined: A Comprehensive List

Millennials: the generation everyone loves to hate. The babies of 1980 to 1995 take a lot of heat. I mean, we inherited a crashed economy, earn stagnant wages, live with crippling student loan debt, and try to enact change in a rigged system but our affinity for avocado toast and use of technology has wrecked society as we know it! As a tail end millennial, I wanted to know what I was ruining and, like any other annoying millennial would, I did some research. I scoured the internet, read online newspapers and scrolled through every listicle I could find. So, in case you needed another reason to resent the millennial in your life, here are the 100 industries we've killed, things we've ruined or concepts we've destroyed.

Keep Reading... Show less

Anxiety Doesn't Discriminate

This month, Odyssey brings about awareness & normality to conversations around mental health from our community.

Anxiety Doesn't Discriminate

It's no secret that even in 2018 our country still struggles with discrimination of all kinds. Society labels individuals by the color of their skin, heritage, religion, sexuality, gender, size, and political beliefs. You are either privileged or you're not. However, here's the thing, anxiety doesn't care about your privilege. Anxiety doesn't discriminate.

Keep Reading... Show less
College Boy Charm is Real and it's Very Sexy

After surviving a year of college and watching "Clueless" countless times, I've come to the conclusion that college boy charm is very much a real thing and it's very very attractive. It's easiest explained through Paul Rudd's character, Josh, in "Clueless". The boy who has a grip on his life and is totally charming. In this article, I will list the qualities of a specimen with College Boy Charm, to help you identify him at your next party or other social events.

Keep Reading... Show less

Tik Tok Stars: Worth the Hype? or Overrated?

As Tik-Tokers rise to fame, do their 'copy-cat' dances deserve the clout?

Tik Tok Stars: Worth the Hype? or Overrated?

Oh, the wonders of social media. Trends come and go just as quick as a story on Instagram, everyone posting for their shot at fifteen minutes of fame, and the ever growing following of a new type of celebrity- social media influencers and content creators. Everyone who owns a smartphone probably has Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and now Tik-Tok, as it's growing to be a major social media platform for teenagers and young adults. Tik Tok became popular in the United States in late 2019 and since then has grown a considerable amount. Personally, I was one to make fun of Tik-Tok and say it was a dumb app like or Triller, and now months later, I spend more time on it than I do on Instagram.

Keep Reading... Show less

Because self confidence is sexy

And as a woman, I want us all to love ourselves a little bit more today.


Women have such high standards to live up to today. We’re expected to do and be so much. The great Tina Fey said “Every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes." This quote is not only hilarious, but also incredibly true! How many of you feel insecure every time you walk on campus, or every time you walk into a party? Even the girls you think are perfect are insecure. Everyone has flaws. Sure some flaws may be more exaggerated than others, but that doesn’t mean that the girl still feels bad about them. My point here is that it doesn’t matter how “perfect” you are, what matters most is how “perfect” you feel.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments