Happy Birthday, NextBigWhat!

Happy Birthday, NextBigWhat!

Happy Birthday, NextBigWhat! Woof! Nov 13th, 2012 was the day when we decided to rebrand from Pluggd.in to NextBigWhat.com. Today, we complete one year. It’s time to do a recap of what really happened with those who matter the most,…

Exclusive: Olacabs Raises Series B ($20mn) from Tiger Global and Matrix Partners. To Expand Into Non-Metros

Exclusive: Olacabs Raises Series B ($20mn) from Tiger Global and Matrix Partners. To Expand Into Non-Metros

Olacabs has confirmed its Series B funding from Tiger Global and Matrix Partners. The company raised Series A in 2012 from Tiger Global. The funding amount, we have been hearing stands at $20mn, though the team declined to comment on this.

Ryan Carson, Treehouse Founder

On Building Team Culture : This Entrepreneur Doesn’t Let The Team Work on Fridays and Weekends

A lot of companies thing culture is about nice perks but it’s really about your Mission Statement and the Teams excitement. I think it’s impossible to have great company culture if you have a Mission that doesn’t really matter.

Startup Mentorship

Startups: How to Get Mentored When You Don’t Have an Official Mentor

To get mentored, first be a mentee, be a seeker. If you have a ‘know-it-all’ attitude, you are better off not wasting your time with mentorship.

Why Ecommerce Startups Need to Go Beyond Eric Ries' Lean Model

Why Ecommerce Startups Need to Go Beyond Eric Ries’ Lean Model

So if you are an ecommerce entrepreneur, please don’t get overwhelmed by 100 customers buying from you in 4 months of your existence. The game has changed. It’s no more a lean model for ecommerce in India.

Introducing: Techcrunch India Hackathon. Apply!

Introducing: Techcrunch India Hackathon. Apply!

NextBigWhat is the Hackathon partner (Ashish Sinha is the hackmaster) and we’d like to invite all the hackers, designers and hustlers to be a part of the hackathon.

AMUL MOTI : Pearl OR Fatty?

Ads That Defy The Purpose.

There are ads and then there are ads that send wrong signals. Spotted few of them.

The Other Side of Being An Early Adopter

The Other Side of Being An Early Adopter

I am a super early adopter. Any given day, I’d rather use/share feedback to a startup product than the one coming from established companies.

An Open Note to Indian Travel (App) Startups : "Better to Travel Well Than to Arrive"

An Open Note to Indian Travel (App) Startups : “Better to Travel Well Than to Arrive”

Importantly, ask yourself if you are creating value in the food-chain or just playing your own beat? Value is not about ‘what you can do (i.e. build an app)’, but ‘what needs to get done’.