All posts by Ramesh Loganathan

Ramesh Loganathan

Ramesh Loganathan

Hyderabad enthusiast, Shiva/Shivaji fan, adjunct faculty.. observing Hyderabad grow into a beautiful, creative, innovation minded tech startup city.

Flexing and Stretching ideas, before starting up

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The very first step of starting up is zeroing in on the idea. Very important that the idea should connect with the founder, Resonate strongly, Inspire, and Excite. But we all know that clear observation of markets and effective pivots […]

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Minimum? Viable? Product?

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We all know what is a product. But what is viable. And what is minimum-viable? The primary purpose of a product in a startup is to help the target userbase. Bring to bear the value proposition of the product. The […]

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Making the best out of mentor meeting time

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In evolving startup ecosystems, access to mentors that can add value to a startups journey is extremely limited. Even more so in the early stages of a startup. When a startup does get access to a mentors time, one has […]

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How investment-ready are you?

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While clearly an important caveat if and when a startup needs money, assuming there is a compelling case for investment, when is a startup “ready” for an investment. What are the parameters that investors look for, and that startups should […]

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Is technology the best way to a quick startup success/exit? 

Great news this week about a 3-year old startup from Hyderabad, Tuplejump, being acquired by Apple. They were in the big data space building a product that allowed use of nosql databases. Deep tech mumbo jumbo. But, think about it. […]

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Startup events – a boon or a bane?

Startups are always looking for that little bit of support, feedback, advise, guidance, customer reference or investor connect all the time. And this is never easy to come by. Very elusive. And probably not always very effective! In recent months […]

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Surmounting the ‘Chasms’ in Start-up lifecycle

Have been hearing about crossing the chasm forever. In a strategy discussion this week, this came up again. Now to look at assessing mature products. Not just startups. Thinking further, clearly there are chasms at all times. If not congnizant, […]

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Identifying target customer segment key

One of the important questions that many people ask is – When you have a compelling idea that is sufficiently curated, should you opt going full-time into the ‘startup mode’? Answering this question is never easy. It gets more difficult […]

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Mentoring, how best to use the time

One common refrain I hear form early stage founders is that a mentor they were seeking out didn’t respond or didn’t respond favorably.  Need to understand some reasons why, and preemptively address this when reaching out. On one hand we have […]

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ACCELERATING THE START-UP ECO SYSTEM

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ACCELERATING THE START Like they say, a startup’s journey is very lonely. Even more so in India as the startup support environment is still evolving. The local ecosystem often becomes the best friend of a new startup.  To nurture, support […]

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