Swapping vs Charging – business of refueling EVs – (3/3)

A Li-ion battery needs to be charged regularly and can go through 1500-2000 charging-discharging cycles in its lifetime. The business to supply energy to batteries is an interesting opportunity in …

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Recharged – opportunities & challenges in the battery space – (2/3)

For an EV, battery is the most differentiating component. It accounts for 40-50% of the total vehicle cost and plays the most important role in a vehicle’s performance. It can draw the line between …

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Startups vs Incumbents – who will win the Indian EV race? (1/3)

History suggests that creation of a new automotive OEM is next to impossible. Incumbents always win this war due to the long product development cycles, high investments in supply chain, distribution …

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High Quality, Personalized, Affordable – What Tuitions Should Look Like, and Why We Invested in Swiflearn

tuition /tjuːˈɪʃ(ə)n/ noun teaching or instruction, especially of individual pupils or small groups. After-school tuitions are ubiquitous in India, being squarely in the need as opposed to the …

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Reimagining health insurance for India

The Status Quo India spends close to USD 120 bn on healthcare each year, of which 80% spend happens on hospitalizations. More than 90% of this spend comes out of pocket. This has left a vast majority …

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Navigating your start-up in uncertain times

I lived through two major downturns. The first one led to personal bankruptcy, and I narrowly survived the second one. In 2001, I worked for a boutique strategy firm in the Bay Area focused on growth …

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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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Enterprise Product Management: Listening to the customer but building for the market

The nature of enterprise software has changed rapidly – significantly higher design/ usability expectations, cloud or hybrid cloud deployments, pay as you go pricing (sometimes usage based) and …

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So, how do you move upmarket?

You did all the hard work in building your founding team, ideating to a problem to be solved, creating the minimum viable product (MVP), finding product market fit, and creating some version of a …

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Creating Design Centred Product Organizations

As a co-founder of VC-backed travel start-up Mygola (acquired by MakeMyTrip), and then Chief Product Officer for MakeMyTrip and GoIbibo (MMT / GI) – India’s largest OTA, Anshuman …

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