We all know that landing a rocket on any surface, be it Earth, Moon or even Mars, is tough. There’s a reason behind the phrase – “Rocket Science”. While there’s no such thing as rocket science, the actual event of landing a rocket (or a booster) has thousands of complexities from various disciplines e.g. physics, […]

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Every generation wants to ensure their next generation leads a comfortable life, usually not the one they led. Our quality of life over time has improved. My life is definitely better off compared to my parents’ lives while they were growing up. People in the old days would work “odd” jobs, do the lowly work […]

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I listen to more podcasts than I’d like to admit. From themes covering business, investments, health, fitness, economics, I listen to everything. The fact that I commute for 4 hours a day probably aides my podcast addiction. Over the course of the past year, I’ve experimented with quite a few podcasts. Whenever I come across […]

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They say Customer is King. What the saying really means is – Money is king. In the sense, whoever pays money for your product/service is king. It is common knowledge that the Indian consumer is “Price sensitive”. Meaning us Indians do not pay for squat. Discounts, sales and free products/services are an essential growth hack […]

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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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