Is Execution Starting to Slow Down?

By Ashu Garg Founders rarely start companies because they want to manage people or scale teams. In fact, many founders have never managed people and don’t really want to do so. At the same time, …

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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 spending. Neeraj Aggarwal, Senior Partner and Chairman, Asia …

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Part 2 – Interview: Building credible startup tech teams

There are multiple techniques to conduct interviews. Before I go into anything specific, do you have any thoughts on what have you seen work and what didn’t? While interviewing a candidate, the …

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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 Thing. After many false starts, the industry finally seems to have hit its stride. A …

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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 simple and goes like this — the consumer tech giants have more cash, can attract …

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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 Indifi, Alok setup and led India operations of Canaan Partners, a premier US-based venture …

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How to pick the right advisors for your startup

Building a world-class startup is hard! As a founder, you are building so many things together — from a team and a business model, to a product and a marketing strategy– there is never …

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