January 30, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

Marketing is difficult. There are several companies that are marketing their wares and you need to have the ability to stand out in that crowd. This is a very challenging situation to be in for startups. How do you stand out and get noticed in the crowd? One way 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…

September 14, 2016 Salma Moosa

Productivity – Wikipedia says it is “Productivity is an average measure of the efficiency of production. It can be expressed as the ratio of output to inputs used in the production process, i.e. output per unit of input” Entrepreneurs think – “Productivity is the total time spent on your startup by…

September 1, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

There are many different terminologies that are often used when it comes to explaining sales. Most people who are engaged in sales, tend to talk about lead generation, customer engagement, conversion and so on and so forth. This is an extremely granular view of things. Sales is what happens when…

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 24, 2016 Salma Moosa

In every startup, the founders come together; face all of the challenges together hoping one day to be funded and be able to change the industry. They want to be able to change the user’s life to such an extent that they are a name associated with success and achievements….

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 12, 2016 Mahesh Bhalla

At one level, an investor is an investor is an investor. But there are nuances as to how various investors look at different sectors, and therefore their relative ‘appetite’ for the same opportunity may differ. This variance is driven one or more of the following: their (relative) understanding of the…

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 8, 2016 Stelios Constantinides

Paul Graham is a renowned programmer and wildly successful venture capitalist. He also happens to be a talented writer. I highly recommend you stop reading this and just go read his actual essays, but if you’re short on time, I’ve cropped the most important pieces from my favorite essays below. Startups…