Neeru Khosla ‘s name might ring a bell for some people. She is married to the legendary venture capitalist Vinod Khosla. In all these years Neeru has remained firmly under the radar and took care of her family. But for the past couple of years Neeru has been diligently working away on a non-profit organization […]
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 […]
How does Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), a renowned research US university foster research and a spirit of innovation among its students and faculty? How does CMU do tech transfer? What is unique about the US university system that helps in creating startups and companies? Is there something that India can learn from the US University […]
Since Alok wrote the previous post on branding I thought as a follow-up I’d post this video interview with Rohit Bhargava, who has a new book out called Personality Not Included. Rohit is Senior VP of Digital Strategy and Marketing at Ogilvy. He has a very popular blog aptly titled: Influential Marketing This interview was […]
If you are a product company and looking to demo your product check out Headstart that will take place in Bangalore from Jan 18-20, 2008 at the Indian Institute of Sciences campus. Here is the criteria for nominating your product: The product or technology elements must be new and should not have been launched before […]
Just in case some of you missed out on this. Yesterday Ciscoâ€™s Wim Elfrink announced the launch of the I-Prize contest, where you can collaborate with anyone in the world, build a virtual team and pitch your idea to Cisco. The winning team will then get an opportunity to work with Cisco and get a […]
Do Indian lack a flair for entrepreneurship? When I first read that question on Trackin’s post I instinctively and vigorously did the Indian thing: shake my head in a strong no-no, that is not what I have uncovered. I think entrepreneurship is alive and kicking in India, but what is lacking is education, role models, access […]
Gopal Srinivasan of TVS on entrepreneurship
A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Rajat Gupta of McKinsey at the Pan IIT Global Conference in Silicon Valley. The theme for this year’s Pan IIT conference was “Changing the World Through Technology.” I wanted to find out about his interest and passion in health and eductation in India. What is the […]
Startups in India will evolve in a very different way….parents have a big say if their kids can work in startups…and this is a big difference when compared to the Silicon Valley or anywhere else in the USA.
In Part-2 NEA’s Kittu Kolluri continues to talk about entrepreneurship. He also offers suggestions on what books to read for first time entrepeneurs. It should come as as no surprise that his number one book to read was Geoffrey’s Moore’s book Crossing the Chasm.
NEA’s Managing Partner Kittu Kolluri is an engineer turned entrepreneur turned investor. I met with Kittu at NEA’s Sand Hill Road Office in Menlo Park to find out how he made this transistion from being an engineer to entrepreneur to an investor.