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Hindustan Times Audio Digest

MediaBay, a leading digital media and publishing company specializing in spoken word and premium audio entertainment, today announced that it has reached an exclusive agreement with HT Media Ltd., one of India’s leading print media companies, to offer daily digital audio downloads of a condensed version of its English-language newspaper, the Hindustan Times. Branded the […]

6 Corporate Lessons: Good stuff!

6 Corporate Lessons Corporate Lesson 1: A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower when the doorbell rings. After a few seconds of arguing over which one should go and answer the doorbell, the wife gives up, quickly wraps herself up in a towel and runs downstairs. […]

Thinking Elephants

Hi, I am a Band of Angels member and can be reached at sanjaybhargava@yahoo.com. For more on my profile join www.linkedin.com and search for me. I was an early employee of PayPal which was sold to eBay for $1.5 billion. I am interested in regular entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs who want to build elephants. To […]

Debate on the investment “sweet spot”

Anand Sridharan of Bessemer Venture Partners-India and Roshan D’Silva, Managing Partner of Middle East technology incubator One Nine Three (and co-founder of IIT-Bombay incubatee MyZus Infotech), have an interesting debate going on Anand’s blog on whether late-stage, non-tech investments will score over early stage tech focused investments. Some Extracts: Roshan: India needs early stage capital […]

Welcome to the Matrix

Few news items in past week or so: 1. At the Delhi bomb blasts, some victims who could not be identified because of disfigurement, finally could get identified by the cell phones in their pockets. 2. The police is trying to identify the suspects by tracing calls from their (presumed to be used) phones. 3. […]

BPO — What next?

The value of Business Process Outsourcing services, and particularly offshoring, is illustrated by the rapid growth of this industry. Most people agree that the entrepreneurial opportunity in scale-plays such as all centers is over. One of the commonly-accepted themes on where BPO startups will go next is “Niche BPO” — to pick highly specialized processes […]

Band of Angels India

Band of Angels India is a group of successful entrepreneurs and executives with a passion to invest in early stage businesses. The founding belief of this group is that early stage businesses need more than just money to succeed — they need mentoring on diverse areas such as strategy, finance, go-to-market etc. Band of Angels […]

Why this new blog?

This blog is an attempt to bring the Indian venture community closer together. All its constituents, right from the entrepreneurs themselves, venture capital firms, angel funds, lawyers, recruiters, investment bankers, incubation cells — the list goes on. As an entrepeneur, then as an angel investor and private equity professional, I have felt that despite close […]