September 10, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

Humans are considered rational beings. Every once in a while greed and exuberance trumps rationale we end up with a Bubble. Bitcoin is a bubble and it will fall precipitously. Here’s why…   Some Economics Value of any product is arrived at through a process that matches demand and supply….

August 15, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

I was reading an article with a similar title, which was full of shallow analysis about how Amazon manages to give great offers and retain customers. Nothing could be farther from the truth. What Amazon does is the same as what Apple and Facebook do, which is – Build a…

August 12, 2017 Shireen Ghosal

We conduct meetups across 10 cities in India and we have been collecting this data for the the past couple of years to try and understand the nature of members as well as the state of entrepreneurship that we are able to draw from this wide sample set. We conduct…

October 27, 2016 Nikhil Srinivas 2Comment

Despite being the second most populous and the seventh largest country in the world, we still lack in adequate food production and seem incapable of feeding the populace. Poor supply chain management and inadequate infrastructural facilities are making the lives of people who live below the poverty line miserable. This…

October 4, 2016 Larry Kim

Here’s what a successful entrepreneur looks like, by the numbers.   Some people were just born to be entrepreneurs, it seems. I certainly feel that way. Before starting WordStream, I did consulting to bootstrap the software side of my business. Starting and building businesses is what I was meant to…

September 16, 2016 Nikhil Srinivas

Uber waves a white flag in China Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing acquired Uber’s China business, ending the fierce, two year long battle between them. The total value of the deal, $35 billion, is made up of Didi’s $28 billion valuation and $7 billion value of Uber China. Uber Global…

August 30, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

Man has always been obsessed with exploration and since the days of Magellan and Christopher Columbus, the excitement of finding something new and the possibility of finding unknown wealth has driven humans to achieve feats that have been considered impossible. Space was always the final frontier. In the late 1950’s,…

August 22, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

The law does not care about right and wrong. It cares about intention. That is why a murderer can claim temporary insanity and plead not guilty.   The trouble with law is that it is defined with a set of assumptions in mind. Every once in a while there is…

August 19, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

Shots fired – Transportation is about to be disrupted and millions are about to loose their jobs. I have maintained for a long time that the next big wave from the perspective of making money is going to be transportation. Or as I more broadly like to call it #MovingAtoms…

August 16, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

Most delivery related startups in the food space have been having trouble over the past year and by the looks of it, we seem to be ushering in the new year with news of more firings. Why is it that all the guys in the food delivery business seem to…