December 8, 2008
You might have already read this, but was pretty good that I wanted to post it on my blog.
It’s a workbook style presentation that is intended to help entrepreneurs give the right pitch to VCs and angel investors. If you have been successful in pitching to VCs/ angels before, what do you think ?
October 11, 2008
The slide deck below from Sequoia Capital is some solid advice about dealing with the entire economic crisis and recession from a startup standpoint. If you are an entrepreneur in any part of the world, I am sure there’s something useful for you in this deck.
In fact, the slides below give a good synopsis of the entire problem in the US and global markets and the effects which they have had on the global economy and how startups need to deal with new challenges and realities. I especially like slides 46-55, which are strategies which startups can adopt to get past the tough times.
What do you think ? If you run your own startup, what’s your strategy in dealing with the tough times ?
August 13, 2008
I stumbled upon Wordle – which as they like to claim is a “toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide”
They accept anything from free text, to blogs RSS feeds and del.icio.us tag clouds and create stunning looking word clouds from them. The clouds are created based on the similar tag cloud concept, where words that are frequently repeated are shown with more prominence.
Simple idea, small app with a lot of impact. I just wish they had a “Save as jpg” option though. Below is a word cloud I created from this blog. Check Wordle out and let me know what you think.
July 31, 2008
I will be attending the open coffee club (OCC) meetup on August 3rd. 08. Details of the event are here.
OCC bangalore is an open forum for Entrepreneurs, VC’s and budding Entrepreneurs to come together and connect with each other at the grass root level. The group holds its meetings every alternate Sunday in Bangalore.
The Open coffee club was an international initiative to enable entrepreneurs to connect with each other and started off in London in 2007.
The meeting this Sunday, Aug 3rd is very interesting where we will be meeting Mr. Rajeev K Purnaiya, a serial entrepreneur who recently launched hooeey – a tool which enables users to manage their online productivity.
Before this, Rajeev founded CyberBazaar, India’s first and largest conferencing company which was eventually acquired by WebEx.
This is going to be one great meet with many other interesting people like Vijay Anand of Proto.in, Sameer Gulgani of Morpheus Venture Partners, Anjana Vivek of VentureBean, Anjana Kaul of Footprint ventures and Ganesh Rengaswamy (Ex-Greylock) expected to be there.
Date: 3rd Aug 08
Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Venue: Principal Axis, 34/1 Crescent Road, Bangalore, 560 001.
Office Board Line: 4126 6279/80/81 (request you to call the front desk in this week and make sure you get the directions correct so as to avoid delays on Sunday.
Mark your confirmation of attendance from here.
If you plan to be at the event, we can catch up there, drop me a message on Twitter or leave a comment here.