Last week my friend Rajagopal advised me to read “When Coffee and Kale Compete: Become Great at Making Products People Will Buy” The book introduces the interesting concept of Jobs to be done or JTBD. What I liked about and made me glued to the 200 pages of the book is one simple thing: Building… Continue reading Book Notes: When Coffee and Kale Compete
Running a startup is not an easy job. You have to keep everyone happy from customer to team member. While some people fail at it others excel in building a successful company. I recently read Inspired by Marty Cagan and PPP was the take away for me from it. People If you will hire right… Continue reading On managing your team
I studied my 11-12th with Ashish & have known him for over decade. We grew up together, he got married and blessed with two kids and running a successful business in Delhi. I am here in Bangalore, trying to figure out what is next. Last week I was in Delhi all for him, because we… Continue reading Business advice from Ashish [my friend]
One advantage of living in Bangalore, Silicon Valley of India is that you are surrounded by entrepreneurs as well as investors be it a microbrewery, cafe or restaurant. Walk to DYU Cafe at Kormangala or Starbucks koramangala/Indiranagar or youngistaan indiranagar, you will see the action where a team is pitching to an investor or a… Continue reading Random Thoughts: On first time founders
In continuation with my previous post to share startup ideas that I would love to see flourish, here is my second post with more adept ideas that should become startups. Startup Ideas For The Week: Beard stylist: The trend of gentlemen keeping a beard is not new. It will be great idea to have a… Continue reading Startup Ideas #3
In continuation with my previous post to share startup ideas that I would love to see flourish, here is my second post with more adept ideas that should become startups. Startup Ideas For The Week: Brewery Review: The whole concept of the microbrewery scene in India is really expanding beyond imagination. A brewery with the… Continue reading Startup Ideas #2
Chris Sacca is considered as one of the best Unicorn hunters[In my observation 🙂 ]. In Investors term “Unicorn” means companies which are disruptive and have redefined the way we are using technology besides billion $$ evaluation. He has invested in over 40 companies almost every other top companies that you know or are aware… Continue reading Notes from Chris Sacca/Jason This week in startup conversation.
In truth I have not made any exit or built anything for which I have raised $$$ from VC. From my exposure and past experiences I have learnt a ton. Yes, I was involved in few start-ups in which most failed and a few I chose to exit due to personal constraints.Yet, start-ups never… Continue reading On Co-founders: Some Advice
We are in the age of attention deficiency with so many products being built on the same domain. The primary thing that keeps customers glued is the overall design and I can bluntly accept that design can make or break your product. With mobile devices getting cheaper by the day and most users speedily connecting… Continue reading On Design of your product
One of the perks of living in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, is the fact that I encounter a lot of entrepreneurs on a daily basis. Based on my rendezvous with these people, I keep asking them this one question : Why do you want to launch a startup? Most of my friends who… Continue reading Why Start-ups?