Necessity is the mother of invention. It was this discovery that Ankit Shah and Abhi Savadiyawala, alumni of Charusat University near Nadiad, made while facing hiccups in their startup Volvere and then was born a revolutionary product that they call a mini Supercomputer.
Ankit Shah, a 23 years old lad, who launched his Volvere with his batchmate and now partner, Abhi Savadiyawala, took a year to build the mini supercomputer.
The duo continued to work as a solutions-based company for two years after which they thought of creating something new, having garnered adequate experience. The first-ever product Volvere created was called “Know Your Brand” under Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Campaign, which helped authenticate the applications and brands to know their nationality.
Later, they started facing issues with their laptops due to a lack of working speed and contrast hanging. That’s when the necessity and they hit upon the idea of a mini super-computer. Ankit says, “I always look for the value of any product in the building. I don’t want to build a product just for the sake of capitalisation, it is my core philosophy. Earlier we used to have basic laptops and my laptop used to hang a lot.”
“At that time I thought that we could solve this problem and that idea was the spark. Luckily my co-founder and I both hail from an IT background so we did brainstorming. My first thought when I was creating this was that I wanted to use this for personal use but then I figured out that 50 to 80% of our population from the designing and gaming industry are unable to afford the systems required for fulfilling their needs. That is when we decided to solve this issue by making this product in such a way that more and more people can use it from a freelancer to a student. So it was a pretty good opportunity for us as well that we will be able to carter a larger mass and make an impactful startup.”
Explaining the features that differentiate the Mini Super-computer from other laptops and computer brands, Ankit said, “When personal computers were very new in the market they were not used to complete very big tasks. But after the ’70s personal computer industry was developed and that is the kind of industry we are focusing to develop and cater to. It does not involve upfront investment, you can upgrade it anytime, and one can access a parallel desktop simultaneously on our computer and personalise it under their need. It also comes with a by-default GPU.”
Co-founder and chief technological officer (CTO) of Volvere, Abhi Savadiyawala, added, “We wanted our product to be extremely easy to use especially for a non-technical person, we will also give inbuilt / pre-installed software like premiere Pro and Photoshop. We also created it in such a way that downloading speed in our mini super-computer is much faster than any other computer. If you are a developer or a designer, files as heavy as 100 and 50 Gb will be faster within 10 to 15 minutes as we give a virtual 5G option with this computer, this will also enable one to focus more on their creativity rather than looking after technological aspects.”
“One of the main features is that this PC will be enterprise secured as nowadays data breaching is a huge issue, so we offer hand-to-hand encryption that makes this PC extremely workplace friendly”, added Abhi.
Volvere began in 2018 when both Ankit and Abhi were studying as batchmates at Charusat University of Science and Technology near Nadiad in Gujarat.
When asked about creating a tie-up with big brands like Croma and Sales India to sell this product, Ankit said, “We have such similar plans but right now I cannot confirm any tie-up, but we are surely looking forward to such tie-ups after one quarter. ”