Keeping Indian Startups Indian

“A modified version of this article appeared in the Economic Times on March 5, 2020“ Technologists and tech investors are fond of saying “data is the new oil”. Often, they mean that …

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Let’s talk about debt, baby

If you have raised venture capital in India in the past few years, you have surely asked yourself the question, “Should I be raising venture debt as well?”. Venture debt, as the term suggests, is …

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A simpler and stress-free approach to negotiation

Like many people in business, I learned negotiation during my MBA. I took a very popular and highly enjoyable class on the topic and learned a variety of concepts and techniques for successful …

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Hamara kal, hamara aaj – are scooters the future of urban mobility in India?

A version of this article was published in Mint on September 3, 2018 Through the tumult of the past few decades, one fixture has remained constant on Indian roads – the humble motor scooter. …

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mFine, how about you?

As every parent knows, small children never fall ill during the day. When a child wakes up with a raging fever (or in a pool of vomit) at 2 am, the parent usually has one overriding concern: is it …

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Why new Tv is exactly like old TV

Every other night, my wife and I put our kids to bed and settle down on the couch to watch some Netflix. When I mentioned this to my mother, who doesn’t have Netflix, she asked curiously, …

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Will Indian tech companies ever be profitable?

Perhaps the top question venture capitalists have asked Indian tech companies in the last 2 years is about their profitability potential. In view of the discount-driven growth strategy of some …

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