If there’s one resource that has increased my knowledge on a wide-range of topics specific to India, week after week, it has got to be this Podcast. The Seen and Unseen Podcast hosted by Amit Varma explores the hidden side to everything. What’s better? it covers all topics from an India perspective. There are very […]

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Every early stage startup goes through the rough phase of building path-breaking products and fund raising at the same time. Especially in the earliest stages, trying to juggle a startup, family and fund raising is tough. You don’t have too many people to help you sail through this phase. Most people don’t get it, aside […]

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As a venture capitalist, I get an unfair advantage. I get to see businesses, their successes and failures from a 10,000 feet height. All this while still being in the thick of the action. It’s unfair sometimes. I get access to data e.g. financial, company strategies, inside scoop, pivots, investments etc. unlike most other professions.This […]

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Or, How I Evaluate Startups This is a tough one. There’s no fixed set of steps that can help one evaluate an investment in a startup. Every startup/business comes with its own nuances that make it very tough to have a cookie cutter evaluation methodology. However, it helps to have your own set of guiding […]

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Artificial intelligence is all the craze lately. Actually, it has been a matter of interest for over 50 years! Only intellectuals from domains of neurosciences, physics, computer engineering, engineering, psychology etc. have oscillated their interest in the field for various reasons. One major reason interest has only recently peaked is because the software needs large […]

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Rarely does opportunity come knocking at our door. More so, when we’re least expecting it. Even when it comes we often pass it off out of fear or complacency. Recently, one such opportunity came my way – caught me completely off guard. An opportunity to do what I’ve always wanted to do since I joined […]

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In Venture Capital, valuable companies are hard to come by. You’ve probably heard this far too often.If not, here’s a neat post explaining the math on why 95% of Venture Capital firms fail. No one can predict valuable companies at early stages. Venture capital has become about spreading your (investment) net far and wide to […]

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Let me start with this – There is no secret to keeping fit. It’s all about Priority, Discipline and Hard Work. Each of those aspects contribute not just to keeping fit, but truly being productive at work and in life. Moreover, each of these aspects is so difficult to practice that fewer people actually achieve […]

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