The world is under a siege by the mother nature with the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Humanity as a whole has been brought to a standstill, where voluntary quarantine is essential for this enormous danger to pass. However, this is a golden chance, a once-in-a-lifetime moment for the world to reset itself, its practices, leave behind […]
Bootstrap to Exit
Over the last decade and more, I’ve had the privilege of working with a large number of bootstrapped entrepreneurs. These include self-financed companies and also modestly capitalized startups that operate in a capital-efficient manner applying the principles of bootstrapping. [You can review my Bootstrapping course on LinkedIn to review these.] For our Seed Capital series of podcasts and blog […]
30 Fundraising Terms Entrepreneurs Need To Know
Ready to begin fundraising for your startup? Make sure you know these terms first. Don’t blow all your hard work and potential by completely flopping on basic startup fundraising terminology. Know these words and lingo so you can pitch and walk into investor meetings sounding like a pro who has done their homework. In simple […]
The $10Trillion India goal, a lot is on shoulders of startups
Recently, in the union budget, the presenting minister stated in the house “We are poised to become a 5-trillion-dollar economy in the next five years and aspire to become a 10-trillion-dollar economy in the next 8 years thereafter” (full speech transcript here). The sentiment may be construed as a politically motivated move or a false promise, […]
VentureAsk: Ask your queries with credible answers.
At Venturewoods there is a new page VentureAsk to bring your queries and help experts in the community address real problems. The idea behind this emerged from the consistent urge of fellow colleagues, entrepreneurs, startup enthusiasts on trying to solve problems in their startup journey or their road to start-up. Many times, such questions were […]
Walk down Silicon Alley…
Last week I had the opportunity to spend time with startups and tech companies in New York, aka Silicon Alley. The excitement in the startup and venture circles in the city was impressive. Previously where finance used to dominateÂ all conversations, now its about ad tech, social/mobile and Pinterest clones.Â VC’s seems to around each corner – […]
Presentation on Innovation Engineering at SlideShare
Hi Entrepreneurs and VCs Since Innovation(s) make(s) or break(s) the entrepreneurs, I think this is relevant here.Â I have uploaded a presentation on Innovation Engineering at SlideShare. http://www.slideshare.net/innoengineering/innovation-engineeringÂ Thanks for reviewing the presentation and letting me know your comments and suggestions.FYI, Innovation Engineering is made in India/Delhi by a 100% self-funded and 0% grant startup, 3innovate. […]
Dotcom has Enabled â€˜Choice Entrepreneurshipâ€™ in India (From WSJ)
It was September 2000 and I was waiting for my U.S. work permit to join one of the big five consulting firms. Obviously, I was excited and had already started dreaming the American Dream. Interrupting the day dream was a call from one of my Indian Institute of Technology batch-mates â€“ â€œWe are opening a […]
The Largest gathering of Cleantech companies in India
TiE Hyderabad organized the â€˜Largest Gathering of Cleantech Companies in Indiaâ€™. The conference was held in partnership with Nexus, SONG and New Ventures India. The event was a focused â€œno-frillsâ€ networking event of investors and entrepreneurs. The day was divided into 4 sections: Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency, Recycling and Renewable Energy. Companies operating in each […]
Is Micro-Funding a New Trend to Come?
A lot of folks seem to be very curious as to what I am working on, since my stepping back from Proto.in. Well, quite a bit actually and on some rather serious stuff. Serious as cash, infact. One of the major concerns that has been on my mind is the scarcity of capital in this […]
Who is an entrepreneur?
Â Do not stare at this picture for too long! Just out of a really late night discussion with a colleague at One Billion Minds. What is your word? 0
The Tweetie Helpline | @start24x7
So, We have been kinda noticing this trend. Forums are great, and with the present rate at which the startup community seems to be growing, there is more and more a need to be real-time. We felt it, just by the way we were interacting with people on twitter, but there was certainly a need […]