30 Mar Online Shopping Diary : Say Hi to Chumbak !!
We’ve always wanted to do something different.
Something that was fun, something that we loved. Well Hello Chumbak 🙂
While thinking of a brand name, we thought we should name it after the first initial idea. Vivek asked Shubhra what magnet meant in Hindi and she said ‘Chumbak’ ! We fell in love with the name immediately and within an hour had registered the domain name. Facebook didn’t have pages those days and we were on our way !
Chumbak actually has an interesting etymology 🙂
When we dug deeper, we found out that Chumbak is broken into 2 words: Chumma and Bak ! We all know what Chumma Means. Bak means Stones. So Kissing + Stones = Magnets. How epic is that?
Towards the end of 2009, we finally had all the samples and they looked lovely! We showed them around to friends and family and were really encouraged by their support and response 🙂
Now the time had come to place the orders with the various manufacturers. With not much money in the bank we had to figure out where to raise money from. It was late 2009, we figured it had actually become a ‘Now or Never’ thing. The only asset we had was an apartment which we had bought a few years ago. It took us all of 15 mins to decide to sell it. We felt it was only money and we’d get it back in a couple of years time. It took us 6 months 🙂
We’re a really small team. Young, mad, silly and extremely talented bunch of people 🙂 We honestly hire the very best. We always meet people and get to know them before even looking at what kind of role they’d like at Chumbak. We do so much masti, but at the same time we work our butts off. We laugh a lot at each others random jokes, make fun of people who eat noodles everyday for lunch and sing out really loud on birthdays 🙂 We’re based out of namma Bengaluru with teams in Bombay and Delhi as well.
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