Posts By: Vijay Anand

“How can you help me with funding”

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I am starting to get a lot of emails where the summary is pretty much the title of this blog post, that I thought writing this post would help. Short answer: I can’t. Let me explain. Startups are now finally mainstream. And yes there are a lot of more individual investors (aka Angels) and Institutional […]

 

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The #ChennaiTricolor Initiative

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The Chennai Tricolor Initiative

If you ask any economist, what the secret weapon to accelerating the growth of a country is, they will tell you it is Entrepreneurs. A decade or so ago, it happened. The wildfire enthusiasm and relentless of Indian entrepreneurs caught up steam. And that is phenomenal, but there is a BUT. Entrepreneurship is a great […]

 

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Dear Startup: Don’t try to Change User Behaviour.

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When I am talking to a startup team and they tell me that they are going to “change behaviour”, it sends red signals all the way. I didn’t know how to explain it till i thought about it a bit. Truth is, a young startup (a fledgling and not the flipkart types calling itself a […]

 

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Opensourcing your core, as a strategy

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Open-sourcing your core is such a powerful move. Years ago when Reddit was getting way too much competition all around – Digg was reinventing, Stack overflow was trying to build something similar etc – they did a radical thing and open sourced their code base. It sounds like a dumb strategy, but is a brilliant […]

 

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