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
One of our investee companies made a significant change to their cap table without any proper intimation or disclosure to the existing investors. Not only did they make the change, but also went ahead to complete the transaction, keeping the remaining investor pool in the dark. What the founder failed to consider is that these […]Read More Founders: Lawyers aren’t your Moral Compass
During my 3-week, 3 continent tour I fell out of the habit of writing my daily blog posts. Even after I returned I kept putting off restarting until “tomorrow”. Then last night on the drive home, I heard Shashi Tharoor’s interview on the radio, announcing the launch of his latest book. During the interview, the […]Read More Artha Corporate Connect
The Indian wallet is growing larger. A recent estimate predicts that the per capita income for India will rise to $4,000 by 2030 from the current figure – $1,650. The consumption habits, as well as the points of consumption, will undergo significant transformation due to 3 major factors i.e. better supply chain infrastructure, ease of […]Read More PSA: On the lookout for Consumer Brands
When a founding team of 3 founders expects a salary of 3 lakhs per month (each) in a funding round of 2 crores for an 18-month runway, just the founder’s salaries make up 81% of the total investment outlay! Funding a startup so that it can afford founder’s salaries does not make any sense to […]Read More Answering the question about Founders’ Salaries
I have wanted to write this post for a very long time but kept putting it off for some good reason best known to the subconscious. However, the attack on e-commerce by the tax-man was the spark that ignited this story. As it is normally the case, some law that was written in goodness-knows-which-generation is […]Read More Screw Amendments… Rewrite the Law !
Before I open up with my views on this highly controversial topic, I must tell you that I grappled with the thought of writing this article for the last 24 hours. My intention here is not to indulge in any jingoism or chest thumping. I am torn apart with this topic and it my intention […]Read More Protect our Protectors