It all started with that phone call. Vijaykant N. was done with his stint at the University of Kentucky and he was probably going to work for a Bioinformatics major, in California. He called his friends (also partners for their existing web development firm) about his new decision and this is when he was reminded of those words he uttered before going to the US, "I will move back soon after my stint at the University gets over." His friends were not really enthused by his decision he could feel it in their and his voice. The very next day, Vijaykant booked a one-way-ticket to India, a decision, which was unfathomable to most other people.
“I moved back, did a bit of freelance training before my partners and I pooled in money, and got started on our own,” says Vijaykant about their startup Tationem which launched in May 2013. Tationem focuses on training, consulting and research in some of the advance topics in computer science such as Data Mining, Machine Learning, Statistical Modeling and Interdisciplinary applications. “As we realize, advanced skills in Computer Science can be obtained today either by expensive higher education or by working for huge MNCs. We want to provide an alternative platform for college students as well as companies, which are not huge, but would like to focus on their employees' skill development,” says Vijaykant.
Aravind Kamath and Senthil Kumar are the other two co-founders who form the pillar of this Bangalore based startup which has 18 employees as of now. A training, consulting and research company, Tationem postitions themselves as an expert in Machine Learning, Statistical Modeling, Algorithms, Data Mining and Network Security. Tationem has delivered training sessions at companies such as Tesco, Bitla Software, SanDisk and in terms of educational institutes, are scheduled to conduct for a few Bangalore based colleges.
Tationem does not intend to enter individual trainings but is looking at corporate trainings, final year engineering students and other groups like an early stage startup who’d be looking to train their new recruits on some advanced skills. Having generated revenues in upwards of INR 5 lakhs in the 4 months of operations, Tationem wants to make obtaining advanced skill-sets in Computer Science affordable and accessible in India.