Kreeda’s Quentin Staes-Polet Part-1By kamla bhatt • Dec 9th, 2007
Category: Bangalore, Business & Tech, Diaspora, Entertainment, Ideas, India, Internet & Telecom, VC & Private Equity Funding
After a couple of aborted attempts to interview, I finally caught up with Quentin Staes-Polet, CEO of Kreeda in Bangalore. In fact I spotted Quentin on the lobby of The Leela Hotel and he graciously agreed to do the interview. For over a year now I have been aware that Quentin and his co-founders were raising money, and we take that as a starting point of our conversation. What are the challenges of raising money and doing business in India? What advice does he have for entrepreneurs who want to do business in India? Quentin says there is lots of money available in India and the investors are very savvy. While finding money is easy, the key is to find good money points out Quentin. Quentin is originally from Belgium, who has spent the last 15 years in Asia.
We also talk about how Kreeda was founded, and what their plans for the company. Kreeda bills itself as Indiaâ€™s first dedicated Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) Operator Earlier this year Kreeda received an undisclosed amount of money from IDG Ventures India and Bodhi Softbank Holdings. I asked Quentin on why they have not disclosed the amount of money they received.