Vinay Kalantri’s vision is to provide a cutting edge secure payment solution with real-time customer and data insights that enables innovation and helps businesses adapt, scale, and optimize. His entrepreneurial spirit drove him towards creating something unique, which would work towards making people’s lives easier, which lead to the launch of QPS Global. He made it to the list of “Top 50 Most influential payment professionals in India” published by the World Payment Congress. At the age of 21, he had his first successful start-up, in partnership with a Korean company, Any User, which started the Voice over IP business in India. At the age of 19, he wrote a book on ‘C# Classes’ which got him appreciation from Bill Gates.
What is your philosophy of life?
Idea is to remain competitive and enhance the quality of life. Always do what makes you feel great. Do what you want to do. Do it right with compassion. Honesty and integrity build trust and just focus on what you have to do in life and not what all the others are doing around you.
What is your routine like?
I don’t have a daily routine! I have a sort-of-idea-of-what-and-how-something-needs-to-get-done today [or tomorrow, or this week, etc.] and it works for me. I don’t follow a specific time or place. I work from anywhere and anytime where I can work. I work every day and I keep thinking about what different can be done and I enjoy it. I manage my family – in between I give them time every day. I need their time more than they need mine. It relaxes me. I love reading a lot and I go for my morning run every day.
Your defining moments?
I believe in living every single moment. Moments mean living the present to the utmost. At 19, I wrote a book out of my curiosity to learn and understand, and then it turned out to be the most amazing thing I achieved. I was recognized by Bill Gates. I knew I could do many things since then and I never stopped.
How you make a balance between your various passions?
I try and prioritize my time. You may have a to-do list with 50 tasks on it, so you need to prioritize those tasks. I believe in preparing the next day works in the evening. We all can make a projection of works that can come tomorrow. So, better if we plan the upcoming day, which will help us not to jump into something, that was not planned and might hamper personal schedules.
Which of your personality traits has not been widely known?
I have been known for being a successful entrepreneur at such a young age. I am known for taking risks and making dreams come true. From a very young age, I started my entrepreneurial journey with a very different industry altogether. I honestly stay focused and work hard.
Any regrets that you wish to share?
I have no regrets. Every time or moment in my life has been a blessing to me. I have no complaints as such. Yes, life is always not easy but we do work; we get success and if we fail, we learn and work better and smarter. I have learned more from my past and I don’t regret it as a loss.