August 28, 2017 Vivek Srinivasan

The government had announced a slew of benefits for startups in order enable them to grow and thrive and thereby super charge the Indian economy. This initiative was created under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India….

August 29, 2016 Vivek Srinivasan

If every plan that we ever imagined was going to play out as we had thought, everyone would be a millionaire! Is it not? Things don’t go as planned. That is normal. In my experience, perseverance is more important that intelligence in making sure that a business is successful. If…

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…

July 12, 2016 Mahesh Bhalla

Over the years I have met with scores of people looking to do their own ‘start-up’. Almost without exception, these have been well meaning youngsters, passionate about their idea. And over time, I watched a number of them make the same mistaken assumptions. I am capturing here the Top 9…