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Evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem in India

I co-authored an article recently for Kellogg around how we see the entrepreneurial ecosystem evolving in India. High quality entrepreneurs and opportunities, receptive markets, talent, and yes, risk capital – all seem to be headed in the right direction. Edit: Link to the article here

A Report : Electronic Payments in India – Looking Back & Surging Forwa

There have been significant advances witnessed in the Electronic Payments space in India over the last three years. The Reserve Bank of India has drafted a vision document for electronic payments in India, an InterMinisterial Group has suggested a path breaking framework for ‘Mobile Linked No Frills Accounts’, and the UIDAI project rolls forward. These and several other macro factors […]

PE/VC-backed cos. outperform their peers: Study

PE/VC-backed companies fare better in terms of growth in sales, profitability, wages, exports and R&D investments, a study by Venture Intelligence shows. The full report can be downloaded from Extracts from the Press Release: According to a new study by Venture Intelligence, a leading research firm focussed on Private Equity and M&A activity in […]

Entrepreneurship Week India from Feb 5th to 12th

From the 5th to the 12th February 2011, students of Entrepreneurship Cells (E Cells) at 30 NEN member academic institutes in Bangalore will engage in E Week India 2011 – the high energy week-long campaign to build awareness and inspire public support for entrepreneurship. A week of exciting and unusual activities will be conducted by […]

Entrepreneurs and VCs can use Innovation Engineering

Yes.Entrepreneurs and VCs can use Innovation Engineering. Entrepreneurs to understand the needs, design, implement, validate/verify and evolve/revolutionize Innovation. VCs to validate/verify and revalidate/reverify Innovation of their portfolio and future portfolio companies. More on Innovation Engineering is here: and here

VC Turned Entrepreneur: 3 Lessons Learned

Before joining the entrepreneur scene, I was a VC at Canaan Partners where my primary job was diligence-ing new deals.  It was great practice for running my own startup, SkillSlate, a website that allows people to find & hire independent service professionals.  However, I’ve learned that no amount of VC experience can fully prepare someone to be […]