abridged thoughts on how to excel at Corporate Development did a podcast with my friends at IVM Podcasts on this a few months ago. cheers!
I am speaking from personal experience here, so please read this note with that caveat. Over the past 3–4 months, I’ve encountered a disappointing trend among a few tech entrepreneurs (in India) towards their early stage angel investors. The argument goes, hey, i need to clean up my cap table as I want to raise … Continue reading Limiting angel investors’ upside
Couple of friends asked me this question recently, so I thought it may be useful for a wider audience. Often during a fundraise process at startups, you come across the investment arm of an Operating Company (unlike VC’s who only invest and don’t run companies). Let’s call them OpCo’s. OpCo’s typically invest from their balance … Continue reading How to think about Corporate VC investors
Consumers have more choice, and Pizza is no longer the only preferred home delivery option I read this article in the Economic Times yesterday, and realized that the food-tech sector has just demonstrated its real impact and latent demand on two public stocks (Jubilant Foodworks & Speciality Restaurants) Performance of Jubilant Foodworks & Speciality Foods … Continue reading BSE Sensex validates that Food Tech revolution in India is no bubble
I often find myself deeply confused and unclear about navigating life and career decisions. These may range from simple things such as whether to take on a project at work?, or broader questions such as what geography do I want to be in 10 years from now? No matter what the question, it is quite … Continue reading Mentors – your aides in career navigation
This is a very interesting talk by an evolutionary biologist, where he starts from the beginning of life itself and weaves a story through to our current state of culture and how ideas flow. There are several pieces of the talk that are worth taking a moment to appreciate. Here are a couple excerpts. here … Continue reading Mark Pagel on collective cultural evolution, and how we may be becoming infinitely stupid