Insights from 3 Silicon Valley angels

What is it about startup life that makes it seem way longer than it was? My recent mGaadi journey lasted 3 yrs 8 months but it felt like 5 years. My previous journey (Graspr) lasted an intense 13 months but felt like 2 years. In my first stint as entrepreneur (2007-08), I had a healthy …

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If you don’t believe in your idea, take the money

The term sheet was in our inbox and we had the customary 2-3 days to respond. We had much to be happy about. After all, the term sheet was from one of the blue-chip VC firms with two celebrity partners. Since we had passed ‘their’ test, the outcome seemed to validate our endeavor that extra …

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Say hello to TechSangam 2.0

When I moved to Bangalore in 2008, I looked around for the “Indian TechCrunch”. There wasn’t one. Many single author blogs but no standout — either in content or writing style. PluggD.in (if it existed then) was too raw and early stage. In short, I wasn’t impressed and briefly toyed with the idea of throwing …

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Akshaya Patra in 24 Pictures

A few months ago, a friend forwarded an email with 24 pictures of the Akshaya Patra kitchen workflow. If Akshaya Patra is ever asked to use only 24 pictures for a fundraising pitch, they should use these. Perhaps they already do. Besides the pictures, I’ve also pasted the first paragraph of my next post on.. …

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