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Mahesh Murthy’s tips on lean & efficient marketing for startups @ India Angel Summit 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013 | More »

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Apart from a number of exciting keynotes, panels (involving more than 25 speakers including top entrepreneurs, early VCs and angel investors), and the iconic ‘Startup Walkabout’, the India Angel Summit 2013 organised by VCCircle also had a few industry veterans giving highly relevant adv...

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I don’t hate Flipkart, I just don’t think it’s the right way to build a business: Mahesh Murthy

Earlier this month, India’s largest consumer e-commerce player Flipkart.com had raised an additional $160 million (Rs 990 crore) in the fifth round of funding started in July this year, from new investors including Belgium-based Sofina, US-based Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Dragoneer Inv...

22 October, 2013 |More »

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Lean Startups: What’s the #1 reason why tech startups fail?

Am not sure it’s something many people have mentioned, but the absolute #1 reason tech startups – or for that matter – any startups fail – is… 1) they run out of money. I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to have enough cash to pay your people till your customers start paying yo...

19 August, 2013 |More »

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Mahesh Murthy on how RedBus built its business bus by bus

I have had some sort of internal view of RedBus right from when we at Seedfund invested in them in 2006, and have seen the company grow into something we’re all very proud of. Please adjust for my possible bias as you read this. RedBus is as much a normal bus ticket booking site as Google [.....

26 June, 2013 |More »

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Discount selling kills brands: Mahesh Murthy of SeedFund

Startups are killing a brand and devaluing their business by offering discounts on products, according to Mahesh Murthy, founding partner, SeedFund, a Mumbai-based early-stage investor. Speaking on Developing World-class Product Management at a fireside chat with industry bigwigs at TechCircle’s D...

21 March, 2013 |More »

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Jabong bangs into top rung of Indian e-commerce; Can it sustain?

Delhi-based media consultant Rama Lal (name changed) learnt about Jabong.com, an e-commerce website focused on lifestyle products, from her entrepreneur husband. And one early morning, she logged on to the site and ordered a pair of shoes. That was the first time she shopped on an e-commerce site an...

1 August, 2012 |More »

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Digirati: Top 25 powerful people in Indian digital business

They provide smart insights into hot trends and create strategies that redefine businesses. They innovate opportunities for themselves and others – writing some success stories that inspire awe. Meet the homegrown Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerbergs and Warren Buffetts who have made waves in the digital ...

15 June, 2012 |More »

Mobile Query Startup Innoz Raises Series A Funding From Seedfund

Innoz Technologies Pvt Ltd, a mobile search platform, has secured Series A funding from Seedfund. Although the amount raised has not been disclosed, it is estimated to be between $2-5 million and will be used in marketing, hiring people and strengthening the technology base to support the increase i...

30 April, 2012 |More »

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Mahesh Murthy Vs John Kuruvilla On Why Taggle Shut Down

We present an open letter from Mahesh Murthy, the founding partner of Seedfund and founder of internet ad agency Pinstorm, to John Kuruvilla, the founder of Taggle, on why the company had to bite the dust. Kuruvilla responds to Murthy’s views as well. Plus other comments. It was with a sigh th...

7 December, 2011 |More »

Do Angels Lose The Start-up Game When VCs Take Over?

When it comes to board room decisions, all is not always rosy between angel and venture capital investors of fast-growing start-ups. And the top angel investors in India have brought to the fore a few friction points that currently exist between angels and venture capitalists. According to Deepak Sh...

5 December, 2011 |More »

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