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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 […]

10-10 thinking

If you have 10 million customers on whom you earn on the average $10 per year you have revenues of $100 million. ( The service could be free for the consumer and paid for by the provider/advertiser. Alternatively it could be a fee paid by the consumer or a combination ). When you think of […]

Innovative Product

Google is close to buying/gobbling another company. The article says $40m for the buyout. Incidentally its an Indian techpreneur’s co. Google is in talks to buy ____ , a photo-search company that uses facial recognition to organize photos, sources close to the deal told Red Herring magazine Nov. 21. (The amount quoted is censured as […]

Innovation Trip

Just came across this interesting item. To help Indian leaders spark innovation and creativity in their organizations while revolutionizing work culture and reducing employee attrition, Innovation Trip announces a 7-day tour of innovation and inspiration in America. Highlights of the tour are : 1. A workshop at Harvard Business School on Disruptive Innovation 2. A […]

Pitching to a VC

This morning, I was surprised to see two separate VC posts on the same topic – the entrepreneur’s initial pitch to a VC. Both agree in Why pay when you don’t have to? Start online casino ordering your free annual free-credits-report.com reports. parts and disagree in others. If this sound interesting, check out this and […]

Indian IT boom: B-O-R-I-N-G

It is educational to compare and contrast the two tech. booms that this world is witnessing right now. Silicon Valley is going thru a mini deja-vu of sorts, what with the spurt of so called web 2.0 companies mushrooming all over the place. The buzz word this time around is “build to flip” – build […]

No Shanda – MMORPG

I just read this article on Shanda the leading MMORPG ( Massively multiplayer online role playing games) company in China . I have seen number of business plans in the last few months but suprisingly none on gaming. I wonder why ? Clearly online penetration and usage is currently low. Maybe thats the reason ?