Exceptional Technical Skills
Our greatest strength was that we were all nerds. With degrees from MIT, Stanford, IIT Kanpur and development experience at Microsoft and Oracle, we felt quite confident of our ability to "out-nerd" anybody.
Good Client Skills
We might have been Indian software engineers with fairly heavy accents, but our client interactions with Fortune 500 clients had shown us that it was a hurdle that we could overcome.
Good Management Skills
Nerds we might have been, but nonetheless one of us had single handedly built up a college from scratch to 2500 students within 5 years. Add to this mix a Harvard MBA, a project manager from Oracle and a consultant, we did believe that we had the management skills required to start and run a company.