Having been a startup founder, I have done a lot of difficult things. Some things I would have dissed as impossible before taking this leap. But this blog post is by far, the most difficult piece of work I have done after I started my journey with Shopo. This blog post, to say Bye!
The past 3 months have been tough on my health and it doesn’t look like it’s going to ease out any soon. I was recommended a lifestyle change as well as a longer medical leave. The team tried a bunch of ways we could work around this but being a co-founder and away from action was going to be hard. It is with a heavy heart today that I will be stepping down from CEO position to let the team focus on what is truly important while I take care of getting back in good health. We believe this is the best decision for good of shopo and myself. October 31st 2012 will be my last day at Shopo, however I will be available on a need basis till January to help the team.
However I will be on the board of shopo as a strategic board member and will continue to help shopo on its gowth. Theyagrajan, my co-founder takes things over from me and I have no doubts in my mind that he is the perfect person to take Shopo to where it duly belongs.
I am going to miss my team and the adrenaline rush shopo gave me everyday. But I am going to look foward to contributing to shopo as a board member.