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Paying it Forward with the Stellaris Founder Network

“NPV of all start-ups is negative”, says a close friend of mine (Alok) and a very successful VC in the Bay Area. It is true. It is a hard path, with the odds always against you. You have to deal …

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The Future of SaaS, an Indian Perspective

The migration of enterprise software from an on-premise model to one hosted on a central cloud — a trend that started ~20 years ago with Salesforce as a torchbearer — has continued unabated, with …

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Is Execution Starting to Slow Down?

Founders rarely start companies because they want to manage people or scale …

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Interview: The evolving Indian Consumer

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been conducting an annual survey to capture India's explosive growth in digital consumer …

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Part 2 – Interview: Building credible startup tech teams

There are multiple techniques to conduct interviews. Before I go into anything …

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Part 1 – Interview: Building credible startup tech teams

Right from a startup’s very first day, building a strong tech team is a challenge for most founders. In a candid interview with Stellaris, Mekin Maheshwari – a Stellaris Founder Network …

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India’s real advantage in SaaS

Since the turn of the millennium, software product companies from India have threatened to become The Next Big …

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Will consumer tech rule the enterprise?

I often get asked will consumer technology companies take over the enterprise world. The argument usually is very …

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Chronicles of the first cheque

Alok is the co-founder and CEO of Indifi, a startup that helps small businesses secure loans.  Prior to …

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