Akamai has published the first in a series of quarterly looks at the state of the internet (warning, requires registration), which they would be in a unique position to report on. From the summary: Starting with the January to March (1st quarter) 2008 time period, Akamai will be publishing a quarterly â€œState of the Internetâ€ […]
We have had discussions earlier here on attracting great talent to startups, and what the key motivators are. Clearly, there are other motivators besides money in a startup decision – such as sense of purpose, role that one can play, and so on. However, the more I talk to entrepreneurs around, the more evident is […]
VentureSource has published a news article on VC activity in India for the period Jan – Mar 2007 “Venture capital firms invested $98.9 million in 16 Indian companies in the first quarter, a fraction of the year-ago period but about steady with the quarterly pace of 2007, according to data released today by VentureSource. It’s […]
Does startups need the help of PR folks in taking the product/service to the mainstream ? YESÂ NOÂ Discussion continues here
Interesting Post Where Are Indiaâ€™s Innovative Companies, Products and Solutions? India produces some of the brightest minds in technology, science and medicine yet has not demonstrated any truly large scale and breakthrough innovations in those fields. more here I mean…..why NOT fill the gaps?
TheÂ Churchill Clubâ€™s annual Top 10 Tech Trends Dinner discussion post is here.Â Â The panel has some cool VCs in it. The post has important predictionsÂ and someÂ cool factoids In Europe, cell phones are 8% of credit card paymentsÂ Projectors in cell phones in next two years. More than one camera per cell phone About 90% of all […]
Here are pointers to the articles so far in this series: Preface MIT India: Engineering Education Urja: Global Fashion Brand Lucid: K-12 Education MIT India and Urja have also generated a great deal of discussion, which I welcome you to read and participate in. Lucid is a new piece, and I expect, will generate similar […]
Hi – Last date for submitting entries for TiE Canaan Challenge has been extended to 25th May. We are seeing a good response. Also, CNBC TV18 has been roped in to feature the Winners and the working of Challenge in three series. Regards, Mukul
A nice little stat to chew on a sunday morning.Â Â Â PS : “Transit” refers to Public/mass transit systems.
Another day, another idea. This time, it is TrendWatching. I define TrendWatching as a disciple where one observes (not sees), engages people in conversations (not interviews), identifies what is popular (not market research) and finally using these popular social objects to help businesses. Why TrendWatching? Market research as we know it is dead. I have […]
I recently did two interviews with two very different but passionate entrepreneurs: Deepak Shenoy, co-founder of Moneyoga and Dr. Girish Saraph of Vegayan Systems. Over the past year or so I have spent a fair amount of time talking to both of them and have followed their journey as entrepreneurs. Deepak and I have spoken […]
From the news today (sorry, no link) Reliance Industries has shut all of its 1,432 petrol pumps in the country after sales dropped to almost nil as it could not match the subsidized price offered by public sector players. The company owned less than 3% of the 36,936 petrol pumps in the country. Of the […]