At todayâ€™s roundtable I offered a sneak preview into the One Million by One Million Premium Lounge we have just unveiled to a small group of core users. To get started, I suggest you take a look at three videos messages: To Entrepreneurs, To Investors, and To The Media. Â The premium lounge includes an […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Convert Potential Competitors To Partners
At todayâ€™s roundtable we saw three very nice businesses, each with pilot customers, and each working on real problems. At the end of the session, each left with specific action items.Â First up today was Antonio Lucena de Faria with ActionFlow from Portugal. Antonio has a portfolio of web based business process management applications for […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Bootstrapping Comes In Many Flavors
At todayâ€™s roundtable, we had some very interesting discussions on creative bootstrapping. I am always fascinated by how innovative entrepreneurs get when faced with resource crunches.Â Â First up today was Justin Beck with PerBlue, a mobile and social gaming company that makes the iPhone and Android game Parallel Kingdom that has been in the market […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Professional Investors Do Not Invest In $20...
At todayâ€™s roundtable we had some intensive discussions around market sizing and its impact on financing. You have heard, I am sure, that venture capitalists only invest in very large market opportunities – $500 million to a billion. But you have, perhaps, heard less specific discussions on what angel investors are looking for.Â Â Well, some […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Try To Get At Least $2M Pre-Money In Seed R...
At todayâ€™s roundtable we had some interesting companies and a lot of fund-raising discussions, and I will review them shortly. Before I do, however, I want to talk about a thumb rule that Iâ€™d like to propose to entrepreneurs about raising money.Â Bottom line, early stage equity is very, very expensive. So at any point, […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Investors Don’t Fund Broad Ideas
At todayâ€™s roundtable I had a disturbing experience. Â One of the entrepreneurs presented a business idea that sounded like a business-to-consumer concept, but as I peeled the onion, it turned out that the business was really a business-to-business concept. I asked why the pitch was so confusing and all over the place, to which […]
Roar of the Cloud
Among a close group of friends in the Paas, SaaS and IaaS sector in India and a few members from the VC community, we have been talking for sometime about the need to come together to discover and support innovators working on new SaaS products/services. The challenge really is to democratize development and support the […]
1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: 5 Cloud Computing Opportunities For Entrepr...
At todayâ€™s roundtable, I started with a presentation on Blue Sky opportunities in Cloud Computing based on our Thought Leaders In Cloud Computing (TLCC) research. I took the audience through five cloud-based business ideas, and discussed why they are relevant, and pointed them to the sources I derived those ideas from.Â For you, readers, here […]
â€œCloud Computing – A wave of opportunities for SMEs.â€ NASSCOM EMER
Having ridden the wave successfully on both the occasions â€“ Delhi the first time, followed by Chennai, the third edition, would be hosted in the city where it all started. EMERGEOUT 2009 scheduled for 28th August in New Delhi is presently in its new avtar and growing stronger by the day. This time the theme, […]