Rape, whether done upon a woman or man, is a heinous crime. There is no doubt that the perpetrators of this ghastly act deserve the wrath of the legal, social, and economic systems. In the same spirit, falsely accusing another individual of a ghastly act such as rape is a crime that is as appalling, […]Read More Funding Friday – India’s Sons
On our last working day of the decade, i.e., the 27th of December 2019, I asked the Artha team to congregate in our conference room. At 5 pm, 24 Artha team members stuffed themselves into a space built for 8, and another 6 joined in from Ahmedabad on Zoom. First, I enquired how many attendees […]Read More Setting Outcomes for 2020
While I was in London last week, I was lucky enough to have fish and chips with Dr Marcel Muenster of The Gritti Fund. Marcel has had a unique career path of becoming a fund manager, he studied medicine in Germany, did a Masters from John Hopkins and was an entrepreneur before taking the plunge […]Read More Are entrepreneurs high performance athletes?
After what seems like an eternity, the relationship manager of one of the largest private banks in India sat down with me to understand my grievances with this bank. Recently, I moved one of our business accounts to a competitor bank and that triggered the RM of the current bank, to question why I was […]Read More What a Bank Should Do for My Business
Vinod shared an interesting post inspired from a talk he gave at an event in Nagpur, on Sunday: I read the article shared in that post this morning, and it was quite powerful. Let me state that I am not in agreement with the massive extrapolation of $1 million in 1878 to a $900m in […]Read More Entrepreneurial Ego…a Necessary Evil?
2018 has had its fair share of highs and lows, and it wasn’t until my team summarized our progress through the year (personally and professionally) that the all-encompassing scale of this year was visible, and what a year it has been! Armed with this data, I’ll be evaluating and sending out the hits and misses […]Read More It Took this Infographic to Fully Appreciate 2018!
I have inculcated a new habit of listening to podcasts during my morning routine replacing my old one of playing loud music to get me charged up for the day. Today I heard Robin Sharma’s podcast – The Secret of Massively Creative People and loved his suggestion to create a “Menlo Park” i.e. a place where one can disconnect from the world and give way for the creative side to express itself. When I […]Read More Scheduling a Weekly Visit to Menlo Park
It has been over a week now since the news of OYO’s $1 billion round and ascent to unicorn status became official. This is a huge accomplishment for Ritesh and the entire Indian start-up ecosystem as the new round’s purpose is primarily to expand OYO’s reach outside India, something very few Indian start-ups can boast […]Read More The Journey from 500k to 5 Billion Demolishes 5 long-held Startup Myths
I have been finding ways to manage the dual stress of entrepreneur and venture capitalist through 7-day breaks with the simple objective to ensure that I am (almost) completely off my digital devices I have time earmarked every day to read books I am disconnected from work, especially my emails I am pursuing a hobby […]Read More Perfecting the Vacation Auto-Response
I must be honest that I was not a big fan of Akshay Kumar through most of my teens. His movies centred around his martial arts abilities and he had typecast himself into a brand of cinema which I did not identify with. Then something happened 10 years ago that altered the actor’s career and […]Read More Video of the Week: The Undisputed King of Bollywood