RTS labs July 2018

JULY 2018


The Birth of RTS Labs

There is one mistake everyone makes that never fails to cause panic. In an instant, you regret every decision you’ve ever made and wonder how you could do something so foolish ... You’ve accidentally deleted a file you still need. I did not grow up innately skilled with computers. In college, when I was an electrical engineering major, I deleted a file I’d been working on for a few days. I was in the middle of freaking out when my girlfriend, a computer science major (and

fast, the automobile industry doesn’t evolve rapidly, but the technology industry is different today than it was yesterday. Even before I got into computers, I loved building and working at a fast pace. When I started following the path of computers, data, and technology, I envisioned working in a fast-paced, highly technical environment, surrounded by really smart people so I could just soak in their intellect. Eventually, I realized that if I wanted to work in a place like that, I would have to build it myself.

to build a team that could communicate. Today, we have a team based on trust, respect, and learning, and that is what I credit as my biggest success. The people who work at RTS aren’t content anywhere else. They want to move fast, be challenged, work on something new each day, and surround themselves with people who are just as smart and dedicated as they are. Together, we want to be great, not big, and we’re willing to put in the work to get there. I’ve often said that RTS is a place where the misfits fit. Here you’ll find people who spent 10 years as a bartender, came from a background in claims adjustment, or didn’t know about the recycle bin until college. God gave me the opportunity to change my life and the lives of my team and create a company I’ve always wanted to work at. It’s a unique experience, and I’m proud to share that experience with our clients for years to come.

Some projects will fail, I’ve learned, not because of the team, but because of poor communication.

today my wife), came in and recovered the file from the recycling bin in a few clicks. I couldn’t get over how amazing it was. For the next couple of days, I kept bringing it up, thanking her a hundred times. I knew so little about computers that just realizing that deleted files ended up in the recycling bin blew my mind. Skip to eight months later, and I had surpassed even my girlfriend’s experience with computers. Technology is the tool that enables things to move so fast. No other industry changes so quickly. The medical field doesn’t move

I started one other company before RTS Labs. We were a data company with three founders, and though we had a good client base, the company faltered after one of the founders had to move back to China. It was discouraging, but that was the seed that RTS Labs came from. I saw what worked at my first company and what didn’t, and I set about creating a place I knew would succeed. Some projects will fail, I’ve learned, not because of the team, but because of poor communication. Eight years ago, I began

-Jyot Singh


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