• Born & grew up in small village in India (Nagina, Haryana).
  • Moved to Gurgaon, Haryana (now Gurugram) around 5th Grade in my grandparents’ house in a joint family.

Early Education

  • Never been the brightest kid in the class.
  • Finished 12th grade from Chiranjiv Bharati School, Palam Vihar, Gurgaon, Haryana.

Early Web Days

  • Got my first email address at age 16, I don’t have that account now.
  • Was fascinated with Microsoft Frontpage & then Macromedia Dreamweaver (Before Adobe took over Macromedia)

Post School

  • Colleges didn’t entertain my applications
  • Dropped out from Delhi University Distance education, B.Com. Wasn’t worth it.
  • Joined Call center as Technical Support Executive. Did pretty well there!

Blogging & Web

  • Started Mayankgupta.com (Around 2004)
  • Came across Blogger.com & WordPress. Hated WordPress at first.
  • Realized Blogger.com was limiting, gave into power of WordPress.
  • Started ReviewSaurus.com, a tech blog that went from 0 to 200,000 pageviews/month.

Entrepreneurship & WordPress

  • Partnered with Rajat Bhadani & Nikola Dimev to start Blog Design Studio in Skopje, Macedonia.
  • After few years, both wanted to move to Mobile app development, I wanted to stick to WordPress
  • Started Monks Bistro, LLC and hired Engineers from colleges that didn’t seem me worthy!

End of Entrepreneurship (or did it?)

  • In 2017 I decided to move away from Monks Bistro.
  • I continue to work with businesses with the zeal and learnings as an entrepreneur.
  • My experience in sales, marketing, technology, team building, client management has helped me become Product/Program/Project manager.