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Yes, No and a Definite Maybe

Monday, December 21, 2015 | More »

I have never started a piece with a joke, but I will make an exception here. Here goes… Husband comes back home after a hard day at work and says to his wife, “Honey, I saw someone today who looked just like you”. Wife smiles, turns to the husband and says, “Was she pretty?” Husband’s [&...


Why first-time entrepreneurs should understand the role of VCs

Despite the recent market doldrums, I love the fact that the global entrepreneurial zest is in full swing, and billions of dollars are pouring into startups in Asia – India, in particular. The tech entrepreneurial wave is truly global with yours truly recently having had the pleasure of speaking w...

28 August, 2015 | More »

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It’s about the people, people

I often host groups of business school students conducting their annual obligatory tour of Sand Hill Road Venture Capital firms. My steady advice to all of them is very clear (and I wish someone had really drilled it into my head when I was going through my MBA tutelage) – The one class in busines...

9 March, 2015 | More »

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2014 – the year when India arrived on the global map

In March 2014, I remember speaking at the annual Harvard Business School India conference. The mood was somber. I had just returned from a “doom and gloom” trip to India in February. To liven the mood in the auditorium, I remarked, a bit tongue in cheek, “all that goes down must come up”. I ...

6 January, 2015 | More »

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The balanced entrepreneur

In the summer of 1991, I had the pleasure of backpacking through Europe with three of my MIT fraternity brothers. One of the sites that I vividly remember from that trip is a bronze statue at the edge of a cantilevered beam on the Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany titled the “balanced man”...

25 November, 2014 | More »

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The valuation dichotomy and the boomerang effect

I recently came back from an absolutely exhausting, yet exhilarating 10-day, six-city, two-continent, three-country trip through India, the UK and China. For a people-watcher like me, the sfo – hkg – blr – del – bom – doh – lhr – pvg – vcr – sfo itinerary was a “drinking from th...

26 September, 2014 | More »

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Indian startups are thinking global

I have spent several years as a technology venture capitalist in both India and Silicon Valley. Hence, I have a unique perspective from which to analyze the Indian startup scene. Any startup ecosystem consists of three fundamental constituents – startups, investors and the market. When analyzing I...

9 May, 2014 | More »

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The next leapfrog…

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining a select group of folks in San Francisco to celebrate Dlight Design being awarded the Zayed International Prize For The Environment, which is a large prize given to an SME that has truly transformed lives globally through use of clean technology. The gr...

14 May, 2013 | More »

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The power of social media

I have gone through a love-hate relationship with social networks lately, and have selectively disengaged to focus my bandwidth. While I am drawn to contribute and stay in touch with friends, colleagues and family, I sometimes wonder about the overall opportunity cost, and productivity loss, as I ge...

28 March, 2013 | More »

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Health as a service: Tackling obesity with technology

It turns out that one of the most interesting and devastating exports from the US during the past few of decades has been the fast food industry. I still remember when the first Taco Bell opened in Bangalore and the hoopla around the event was closer to a five star hotel opening or a red […]...

2 January, 2013 | More »

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