Search Top 10 things recommended by real users

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Listopten helps you to find Top10 results based on real people opinion on anything you search online. Listopten helps you generate free traffic for your business from the Top10 lists.

Opinion and recommendation are the biggest driving factors of the buying behavior in India and the world. ListOpten is building a crowed sourced Top10 of everything so that you can check user rated Top10 things before making a decision of buying a product, watching a movie etc.
They are providing free marketing tool for all business units. You can create Top10 lists and generate free traffic from Listopten.

Imp Features:

Top10: We aggregate all Top10 opinions of a topic and help you to discover the best 10 which as per users.

My Version: Make your version of crowd sourced Top10 and help your friends and others discover your Top10 opinions.

User Reviews: Discover and share reviews on favorite items in the list.

Reliability Ratings: Discover Top10 list as per ratings given by other users and rate your favorite list to help others understand quality of list.

How is Top10 list beneficial for your business?• Help you to create free lists of Top 10 items across various category and sub categories. (Eg- Top 10 Android phones under Rs 15000, Top 10 Puma T-shirts .. etc )

• Allow to add media (images or videos) to your items in one click. (Choose from already uploaded media)

• Add URL to your items to generate free relevant traffic at your website.

Techaloo got an opportunity to have a chit chat with Hitesh, Co-founder of Listoption. Hitesh was a MBA student, however his passion for e-commerce let him to move to a VC funded e commerce start up and drop studies mid way. He later completed MBA (symbiosis) and started his own venture to peruse Entrepreneurship full time. Here is a detailed interview with Hitesh.

What does the name “listopten” signifies?
The name listopten means Top 10 lists.

When did you start your journey?We officially launched this journey on 13th Sept 2013, however we were working on this idea since long back, its not an easy model to execute as all the technology used in the site is used for the first time in India. (Add list auto image and video options)

How did the business idea emerge?
We were sitting back at home and searching for best android phones to buy and landed on e-commerce and few review sites but they could not help to understand which one is the best among all available options. Therefore we thought there should be a site which should only show public generated results of Top 10 items in all categories so that we don’t get lost in 5000+ results coming out of Google search.

Where did your capital come from and who funded you?
Currently we are self-funded and looking for angle investors who can support us building a long term sustainable product to serve the people searching for Top 10 things online.

What are current and future revenue models?

Few current advertising sources:
• Home page featured Top10:
• Banner Advertisement:
• Relevant search result banner adds:

We are not looking confine ourselves making money only by traditional banner advertisements in long run. We are working on mass monetization program by which we will act as a commission agent and pass on some part of advertisement revenue to the list owners as well.

What are the future plans for Listopten.com?
We are currently focusing on building product and providing traffic to our e-commerce clients like carnation.in, snapdeal.com, infibeam.com etc. and providing an engaging platform to the users.

We are working on monetization of list and users creating Top 10 list will be given monetary advantages as per popularity if his lists.

What is the authenticity of opinions, it may be biased?
Listopten helps you check Top 10 of everything created by real users and if user find fault in list they can change the list by creating version of the list. The main list comes up as per all aggregated versions of the same list created by other users.

What were the road blocks, you faced while starting?
We are a small team working on a big idea and therefore we are currently working 17 hours a day which is also less as per the requirement of the site but we are enjoying doing so. We need more funds to hire more people and achieve out milestones faster.

You have drived a huge traffic in such a small time span, how do you see it?
We are getting all traffic on word of mouth and organic, currently we did not spent any money on marketing nor plan to in future

Are you planning to get funded?
We are currently looking for angel investors who can back us to create this product and enter into the bigger market and enter international market in 2 years.

How did you find co-founders?
Two ( Hitesh and Amit) out of three co-founders met in B-school together, Amit competed MBA and the Hitesh joined an ecommerce start-up, after few years they again came back together to start listopten.com. The third co-founder Prashant is close friend too.

Any suggestions to wanna be entrepreneurs?
If you believe in your business idea, execute it and make it better daily instead of wanting to become facebook on the first day.

What do you think about Techaloo?
Came across Techaloo via Google search and was impressed with quality of content on site.

Founding Team:

Hitesh Sharma (Co-founder): Former founding member of a VC funded e-commerce start up in India, He faced a problem of finding best things online and joined hands with Amit to execute the same. Hitesh hails from a Maarwari business family in Assam and keeps deep business know how.

Amit Mehta (Co-founder): Amit kumar is a MBA graduate who quit his well settled job to get into this venture with Hitesh. Amit follows one principle in life ” Move fast or die” and has vision to take this company at a height in quickest possible time. He hails from a business family in Varanasi. Amit keeps deep knowledge in the field of marketing and user engagements, he is also an artist by hobby.

Prashant Singh (Co-founder): Prashant is MCA with 5 years of experience in various companies like yellow pages and matrimony sites. He always had a dream of working at his own venture and creating some value with his skills and finally took risk and quit is job to join hands with Hitesh and Amit for a plunge into Entrepreneurship.

 
 
 
 
 

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Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.

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