In many cases, food-tech founders extend their line of products to capture as many customers as possible, if they aren’t convinced about the size of their target market. There is a business case for extending into multiple product lines to provide complementary options to a loyal target market, but the decision to go wide right […]Read More The Udupi Approach
I would rate the budget presented by FM Piyush Goyal, a solid 4 out of 5. The budget managed to do the difficult dance between fiscal prudence and a sustainable, stable but progressive tax policy. More importantly, it provided security to two of the weakest links in India’s growth story i.e. the unorganised work force […]Read More My Angle on the Union Budget 2019
I have been looking for a single solution email app for the past 2-3 years but with limited success. On an average, I receive 300 emails per day in my two company accounts and around 100 in my personal accounts. Until now, I have been training Sanebox to parse these emails and send them into […]Read More Seeking Email Nirvana
Brad Feld, Fred Wilson and BillGates’ new year blogs inspired me to write this post today. To the cosmos this is just another day but to humans this is that time of the year where they expend a tremendous amount of energy in planning, changing and predicting how the next 365 days are going to be. […]Read More Predicting 2019
It is hard to gauge the independence of a rating provided by a rating agency since the company being rated is the one who pays the agencies’ fee. So, any agency that gives a company a rating that negatively impacts the company’s business bears the risk of losing the client to a competitor willing to […]Read More Venture Idea: A Vendor Backed Credit Rating System for Corporates
The fiasco around taking Tesla private has dwindled Elon Musk’s credibility, making it hard to believe anything that comes out of his mouth. This brilliant piece of journalism aptly titled “Private’ mess: Elon Musk’s credibility goes from bad to worse” explains why this badly handled episode in Musk’s history can be considered a harbinger of worse things […]Read More Learn from Elon Musk: be Careful of What you Promise Publicly!
I am in Hong Kong attending the Rise 2018 summit. This is the first time I walked out of the Hong Kong airport and my expectations of this city were based merely on what I had heard about Hong Kong from the people who live here. Little did I know that I was in a […]Read More Is Hong Kong’s Octopus Card a Model for Mumbai?
This year, I have chosen to simplify several things in my daily life, one of them being my 5000+ member contact list that grows by 100-200 new contacts every month. Currently, I use FullContact to manage all my contacts. It scans business cards, merges duplicates and scrapes the internet to find and attach all the […]Read More Contact Management Solution for Gifting
I have been in awe of the US consumer industry for the past 2 decades. A quick Google search showed me that US consumer spending hit an all-time high of 12 trillion dollars in the first quarter of 2018! It is a well-known fact that Indians have money to spend. However, we continue to lack the […]Read More The 3 Pillars of US Consumer Industry that India Should Emulate
News broke out yesterday that Tala raised $65 million in a round led by Steve Case’s Revolution Fund. Most of the news headlines are stating that Tala raised this money to enter the Indian market making this is one of those interesting anomalies because Tala started its business under the name InVenture in India. As […]Read More Tala closes the Loop by Reentering India