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Weekend gateways portal LifeIsOutside.com generated Rs 1.8 cr turnover in 2011-12

Bangalore-based LifeIsOutside.com, a travel portal featuring
weekend gateways, has claimed that it has generated Rs 1.8 crore as turnover in
2011-12 and has already managed to break even. The portal was launched by Vipul
Kasera in April 2009.

Bangalore-based LifeIsOutside.com, a travel portal featuring
weekend gateways, has claimed that it has generated Rs 1.8 crore as turnover in
2011-12 and has already managed to break even. The portal was launched by Vipul
Kasera in April 2009.

According to this report in The Economic Times, the portal’s
biggest chunk of business comes from the nearly 50 corporate clients, which
include Yahoo, Tesco, HP, Thought Works and MindTree. From the initial 15
bookings a month, it has shot up to 15 bookings a day, apart from the 35
enquiries every day.

Kasera, in October 2007, had also launched CommuteEasy.com,
an online car-pooling service, which is today, the portal is run by Ashwin
Sampat, his ISB classmate. The site offers weekend getaways around Mumbai,
Pune, Hyderabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi. With
five employees and 600 service providers, most of its customers come in via
Google.

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