Category Archives: Experts Speak

3 myths to let go off to be successful

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  “Success comes from within. You can’t give it to someone and then expect it to come to you!” Success is a word that holds different meaning to different people. Yet one thing that remains same for everyone is the […]

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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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Good Mentors can supercharge your Startup. Here’s why.

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Being a startup founder is hard as is. Building a sustainable product, hire, manage & motivate a team, retain customers, raise capital, manage social media & PR; the list is endless. Should you take time to find an awesome mentor […]

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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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A Tete-a-Tete With Venkat Vallabhaneni, Parampara Capital.

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One of the perks of a writing gig, in my opinion, is the interviewing part. The part where you get to meet people. And when the people you meet turn out to be like Venkat, then swell! A tete-a-tete  with […]

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Why Funded Startups Fail? – What is wrong with Funded startups?

What is wrong in Funded startups?  A founder, on the path of entrepreneurship, convinces himself (in some cases sees a unreal world), convinces investors, lives fancying a few compliments from friends and family to pull of a charismatic marketing and […]

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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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Learn from proven & successful entrepreneurs: “First Generation Entrepreneurs” (audio) podcast

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Dear Fellow Entrepreneurs and Wannabe- entrepreneurs, Great news for you all! Before anything, a bit of envy. If you are yet to start, or have started up recently, I envy you all for when we started up about 7-8 years […]

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