October 27, 2016 Nikhil Srinivas 1Comment

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…

August 13, 2016 Akbar Khan

Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and devices are expected to exceed mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices in 2018, growing at a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 to 2021. By 2021 there will be 9B mobile subscriptions, 7.7B mobile broadband subscriptions, and 6.3B smartphone…

August 8, 2016 Akbar Khan

2015 has been the year of wearables HYPE. Want proof? The number of Google search links for “wearables” (25 million) exceeds the number of units sold last year (19 million, according to Juniper Research). On April 24th, the first wearables wearable PLATFORM was launched. Apple Watch, it was said would redefine the role…

August 4, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan 2Comment

A lot of ink has been spilt on the many mistakes made by Yahoo. How the company refused to buy Google or Facebook when the opportunity existed. Yahoo might in fact be a story of many missed opportunities. But those misses did not really define the failure. Yahoo failed because…