• Deepak Narayanan

Five years in Goa...

How a cross between career suicide and an ill-timed sabbatical led to an incredible journey

It’s been five years since I moved to Goa. This isn't about my dogs, beaches or afternoon naps - what I've been reflecting on is my career.

I was part of the core content team at one of the world’s largest digital content platforms, and quitting seemed like a cross between an ill-timed sabbatical and career suicide.

The move seemed like a sign of me giving up on all early aspirations. I was shifting the goalposts of what success meant to me - dogs, beaches, naps - and I was fine with that.

Things have panned out differently.

I’ve worked on some brilliant projects, and generally experimented with stuff I otherwise would never have (from running a music venue to organising workshops. I even play the bass now!)

Crucially, the "break” gave me time to build DAILYCUTTING - and what a roller-coaster it has been!

From stress-testing our product through an IPL (4 of us, 1500 videos!) to stress-testing ourselves through a debilitating pandemic, we’ve ended up with a tool that's helping media and communications professionals create beautiful video stories.

I moved to Goa to slow my life down, but ended up as the co-founder of a tech start-up with actual, real clients.

I'm not sure there's a moral to this story, but I couldn’t be happier or more motivated.


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