Startup Saturdays have seen excellent traction (using VC terminology for once) across Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. SS as they are popularly referred to are starting very soon in Pune and Delhi and we hope to see SS starting off in Chennai and Kolkata in the new year. The objective is to have continuous engagement… Continue reading 13th Sept’s Special Startup Saturday : Crash course for Entrepreneurs
There were some very interesting discussions on the panels at the 3rd Digital Marketing conference organized by IAMAI in Bangalore today. On the panels were marketers, media agencies, ad networks, media tools providers and publishers. Income from Advertising is a cornerstone of many a consumer product business plan in India now a days and I… Continue reading Where is Digital marketing headed to in India ?
This post follows from my first one last week where I reviewed trends in social networking applications and platforms. This post continues with an analysis of emerging trends and provide pointers where entrepreneurs in India can make a difference. These opportunities also point towards strong business models that can leverage a social networks’ graph of… Continue reading The State-of-the-art Social Networks : Part 2
Two good posts on TechCrunch on the topic brought me around to Jason Calacanis’ email list to which you should probably subscribe to. The two posts on how to demo your startup are here and here.
Have you ever wondered, what could be the best way to search and transact over mobile phones? A senior railways (read IRCTC) official once had asked me about how one can possibly show hundred or more destinations on a ticket booking form on the mobile phone. Here is how it can possibly best be done… Continue reading The Search bar for travel in India
This is the first of a two part post on the state and the state-of-the-art in social network platforms in India and across the world. Social networks have been a rage all over the world, that is, till recently when most people seem to be suffering from social networking fatigue. Social networks have also evolved… Continue reading The State of Social Networks : Part 1
This post comes from my observation of a large number of emails on Barcamp and other mailing lists on ‘choosing the right host’ for start up web infrastructure. There is also a general impression that substantial investments are required to serve applications on production infrastructure. There is also an impression that start ups start out… Continue reading Tips on Startup web application serving 101
Srini from Amagi did a fantastic presentation around a month back at Startup Saturday Bangalore on things that he has learnt from experience as a bootstrapped entrepreneur at ImpulseSoft. ImpulseSoft was a Bluetooth solutions provider which got acquired by SiRF Technology, a NASDAQ quoted company in early 2006. Srini is now on his next venture… Continue reading Things Startups should never ignore
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Chandan Maruthi and Pooran Prasad, founder and CTO of Storrz.com respectively, one of India’s leading and up-and-running social shopping sites. Storrz has been in business since last quarter 2007 and has done very well by signing up more than 100 merchants and some pretty well known… Continue reading Shop socially with Storrz
While timelines in most of our lives are dictated by the needs of others, LifeBlob – a new web service launched by Pranav Bhasin lets us set our timelines in a very different and interesting way. LifeBlob generates a personal diary that is updated when a person decides to either update it manually or when… Continue reading Set your own time line, courtesy LifeBlob
A lot has been said and heard about termsheets offered by investors, much of it being (wrongly) perceived as an instrument to corner gullible entrepreneurs by clever VCs. So, Anand Lunia, CFO of SeedFund did a tutorial on the basics of Termsheets at Startup Saturday Mumbai during the past weekend. Read the full post with… Continue reading Demystifying the Termsheet
HeadStart and Compute 2009 features a set of technology tutorials aimed at giving detailed, practical knowledge of the emerging and the most promising advances in technology. If you want to attend, you need to separately register for the ones you want to attend. Jan 9th – Symposium on Cloud Computing, with presentations by Google, Yahoo,… Continue reading HeadStart 2009 Tutorials