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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 […]

Always Mange More!?

Madhu has raised some interesting, and perhaps, furstrating, questions regarding what really VCs want. A fair description of the same has been outlined by Chris Wand. Still being more of an entrepreneur than a VC, one learning I have is that VCs are not a homogeneous entity. Some key parameters as you look to choose […]

Online Digital Photograph Printing

Does anyone know of a good online digital Photograph printing services in India (preferably Delhi/Gurgaon/Noida) but not limited to that. I think the convenience provided is immense there. I was reading some figures on the digital camera sales/imports/smuggles in India and they were startling. Well if we don’t have the service (my gut feel says […]

How Killer is Your Idea?

My posts are an attempt to assist budding entrepreneurs like me on the road between the concept and Wall Street. I will move in a step wise fashion so that I can cater to as many questions within a specific heading as possible before moving ahead. The first step to any venture is a good idea! Now how Good is Good? This post provides two fundamental ingredients that a good idea should possess. Read on…

Angel Employees

Interesting article on a service that tries to find angel employees. Would love to get feedback on this — if there is interest, I can try and get an “angel employee job board” put up with venturewoods?

Open-source software start-up bags $5 million

Open-source software start-up bags $5 million Pentaho, a company that has created open-source business intelligence software, has landed $5 million in series A funding, the company said Thursday. Investors are New Enterprise Associates (NEA), which led the round, and Index Ventures. NEA partner Vladimir Jacimovic will join Pentaho’s board. Business intelligence tools are for querying […]

Statistics India

I edited this to become a place holder for interesting data on India – Net stats is one piece. Published today in HT, New Delhi. Source Internet & Mobile Association of India. Do these seem correct ? I have converted figures to US $ at Rs 46 to the $. India uses a financial year […]

Remembering Site – Ecosystem

The ecosystem in the US encourages startup activity. Many startups fail but failing is not a stigma. I had the good fortune of attending a discussion where Bill Gates and Narayana Murthy were being interviewed. I asked Mr.Murthy what we needed to do to improve the eco system. He mentioned some excellent things, one of […]

TeNet group at IITM

Met with some folks at TeNet and related companies at IIT Chennai. I think this group has some of the most amazing innovations sitting in there, with a vision to bring connectivity and applications to rural India. While the success of CorDECT and Midas is well known, its the vision in entirety which gets most […]