Shravan Kumaran (14) and Sanjay Kumaran (12), co-founders of mobile application development firm GoDimensions, have big plans.
The brother-duo, probably India's youngest entrepreneurs, has so far been working from home. Now, they are planning to start their first office.
GoDimensions has seven applications available in Apple's App Store, and three on Google's Android Play Store. The applications include three games, two educational and two lifestyle apps. More than 40,000 customers from 48 countries have downloaded their apps.
"We have made GoDimensions big and now we want to make it bigger," said younger of the two.
Sanjay, studying in Class 7, is the company's chief executive officer (CEO) of the firm. "We want all smartphones in the world to have our apps," he added.
Ever since their first application -- Catch Me Cop -- caught the imagination of game-lovers, they have been getting accolades from India and abroad. Among others, Shravan and Sanjay consider their address at SAP Tech University event as their biggest moment. The two spoke about entrepreneurship in front of over 7,000 students at the event.
While many start-up ventures find it hard to get funding, GoDimensions has received offers from various investors. "But we told them, 'no, thanks'," said Shravan, a student of Class 9.
There is a frown on their faces when asked if they would want to join large information technology (IT) companies such as Infosys or Wipro when they grow up.
"Maybe you should ask people if they want to join GoDimensions. Why should we join other companies," asked a confident Shravan.
Coding, which is hard for even adult minds to crack is fun for them, but they have not lost focus on running a profitable business. While Sanjay claimed GoDimensions had made $600 (around Rs 37,600) so far, he was quick to add that was just the price of one equipment they needed. So, to make money and expand, GoDimensions is looking at working on outsourced applications development projects.
"People keep on sending us emails, saying 'you develop this application for me and I'll give you so much money'. So far, we were not looking at it, but now we are planning to entertain such ideas because we want to expand," said Shravan. "We want to make our own office and sit there and programme."
GoDimensions is currently working on a new application called 'GoApp', through which the Kumaran siblings want people across the world to know more about them. The application will mainly be about GoDimensions and explain their works and achievements. The young programmers will also now focus on developing more gaming applications, as they believe that games are more popular among users.
In the future, Shravan and Sanjay plan to make GoDimensions a larger player in the mobile applications space and hope one day the company will be listed on Indian stock exchanges.