Nikhilesh Tayal was working in India’ Top software consultancy firm Infosys Technologies when he got stung by bug of entrepreneurship and that’s when he decided to start an online venture called CVBhejo.com
which was part of Morpheus Ganf’s Batch 8 and also got selected as top 10 upcoming entrepreneurs in reality show Pitch by Bloomberg TV. NIkhilesh did ran this startup for about 2 and half years however he decided to move onto something new and come up with a solution of such a problem that remained untouched in India.
In 2014, Nikhilesh curiously got puzzled about the fact that there is no dedicated market place for filmmakers or a pltform to find filammakers either, in India. People use Quikr, FB startup groups, Fiverr and Elance to find filmmakers or people who produce and make videos. The main source to find such people is reference only.
In November 2014, Nikhilesh started an all new startup to solve this problem and called it -‘Stagephod‘ initially a community of independent filmmakers and artists. Stagephod brings together the finest filmmakers/ artists from around the country provide them a platform and connects them with incredible opportunities.
Based out of small city of Udaipur, Rajasthan, currently the startup is essentially a platform for filmmakers, as well as a marketplace for them. It help produce video and connect talent with brands, artists, individuals and non-profits. A brand looking for video to be created, can find a filmmaker within his/ her budget and from his/ her location. One can choose from a corporate video, promo video, product video, explanatory video, music video, Web series, wedding films, social video, short film or ‘other’.
“Videos are the best way to put your point across to your users, clients, employees or any other stakeholder. As demand for videos will increase so will the demand for filmmakers. We want to be a platform where clients have an option to hire professional video maker within their budget and from their own location. At the same time all filmmakers can concentrate on making films/ videos (what they do best) and leave the marketing part on us.”, said Nikhilesh, in a statement to IndianWeb2.com.
Currently, Stagephod connect filmmakers/ video makers/ production houses with Brands/ Corporate/ Startups/ Individuals/ NGOs who need their services and do not charge anything from clients for this match making.
The startup is completely bootstrapped and is planning to shift headquarter from Udaipur toMumbai soon.