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Would you buy a used dotcom?

Interesting Wired article — a VC trying to dig up all the old dotcom ideas to see which ones may fly now. Essentially the environment has changed with more broadband, consumers willing to buy on net, effective internet search, and lo! eyeball revenues in terms of Adsense. Interesting thought, and an exercise absolutely worth doing. […]

3GSM – skype+nokia?, IM push

Grapevine has it that skype will announce their nokia client here at 3GSM – free calls on 2.5G and beyond. Push from GSM Association to provide interoperable instant messaging – with sim based authentication and presence mgmt, besides low spam because caller pays. Makes me think – will the future PC be a mobile phone […]

3GSM – Mobile Innovation Forum Live!

Reporting live from 3GSM in Barcelona – amazing scale – 50000 delegates 5 Companies presented in first session of mobile innovation forum. 3 in mobile video, 1 in OTA updates, 1 in voicemail-to-sms. Liked Mobitv – all the video guys seem to be lacking technology differentiator, and these guys seem to have made up by […]

Venturewoods bloggers wake up!

Saw a couple of posts that the level of activity on venturewoods is decreasing — I am convinced that everything that has to be said hasn’t been said, so wake up! And yes, have seen some interesting comments from some people who are not registered authors — if any of them want to write their […]

Who is an entrepreneur?

Was seeing a TV show yesterday, and one of the people (now, an entrepreneur) mentioned that in his past jobs, he had always taken a goal and then given the resources at hand, had tried to make the best of it — and in that sense those jobs themselves were very entrepreneurial… Got me to […]

Thoughts from Bay area

Have been out here in bay area for past few days, and visibly out of action on venturewoods. Everytime I come here a couple of things hit me: 1. The infrastructure for startups to get going is great — right from office space onwards. There are literally hundreds of easy to move in/low lockin options […]

JobsAhead Life Graph

Here is an attempt to encapsulate the life of a startup in one picture. Let me know your feedback, and I can then request other entrepreneurs to kindly contribute the same. The format I have chosen is to represent the optimism or happiness of a company (not just promoters, but the team) on a time […]

TiECon – 15.Dec – My story Live!

Morning today was a new experiment for TiECon – we realized that besides high profile keynotes, we need to bring in success stories than entrepreneurs can relate to. Great session which managed to bring out both the logic and the passion behind startups! Deep Kalra (Makemytrip) moderated a great discussion with Avnish (ebay), Vishal (Indiagames), […]

TiECon Keynotes – 14.Dec Live!

Some great keynotes – Vinod Dham spoke about the enthusiasm in indian entrepreneurs. I think the highlight was outlining how the Nevis announcement illustrates the high quality of work that can be done in India – coming from Vinod, people listen – Dr Bala Manian – my pick of the day – serially successful entrepreneur […]

Reporting from TiECon – Day 0

13th was a VC event on sidelines of TiECon. Key highlights: 1. Most people accepted the gap in early stage (series A) funding, but depending on who you believe, something around 10 funds are being raised to cater to this. People clearly see the opportunity here, and belief in Indian product companies is beginning to […]