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2008 India Venture Polls

Happy to kickoff some venture polls for 2008. Given how often VCs get it wrong, I thought I’d stay away from making predictions, and rather get the community view! survey software – Take Our Poll web surveys – Take Our Poll If you would like to run another venture poll, please go ahead!

The Startups Are Hiring.

Did you know that the best job for a fresher is in a startup? Well, it is. Did you know that the best job for a growing professional or someone who loves challenges, is in a startup? Well, it is. One of the biggest problems that startups have is in hiring people. During the last […]

Designing/Developing a payment gateway

I’m not sure if I’m posting this piece in a correct section or not. Let me know if it happens to land into wrong section. Recently I looking for some good and cheap payment gateway vendors, for my small e-commerce application. The target client base is all Indian and currency would be all INR. I […]

Admin – VentureWoods upgrade

All of you might have seen venturewoods in transition over past month or so. Thanks for bearing with us through a relatively slow upgrade effort. The key things we have been able to accomplish are: Transitioning to the latest wordpress system to provide us flexibility going forward Have author names on individual post pages, and […]

Go to Market

Subject: Go to Market Going to Market is always a big event for a startup and I am glad to report that we went live today at our pilot location with real money and a real bank. For about a month we will be controlled and will go into full pilot only after that. I […]

Top 5 Usability Challenges

Jared Spool has an interesting article on top user experience challenges. They are: Scalability Visual Design Comprehension Interactivity Change Management The other gap I see very often is Site Speed. In my experience, speed makes a tremendous difference to how much a site gets used. What is your sense on readiness of India’s skill pool […]

Facebook Demographics

Interesting presentation on facebook demographics and marketing case studies. Key points: 56% Female Only 46% in Professional jobs or Students – notice the shift here from earlier student-only position Demographics are shifting fast over time – interesting implications for marketeers Marketing is more a function of communication than advertising – engage with your audience – […]

Evolving Online Video …

As the founder of , I might have been biased on my thoughts when I wrote the article below. Hence posting it here for a reality check. Every media distribution technology was built upon its predecessor. Television did not simply appear – it evolved from the radio. TV’s evolution is marked by a series […]