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
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.
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.
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.
Marc Benioff once called “Hosted On-Demand’ products as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Historically, none of these “Hosted On-Demand” products from enterprise companies ever made it big (e.g. Ariba), because changing DNA of an organization (especially product teams) is a humongous task.
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.
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.
There are ads and then there are ads that send wrong signals. Spotted few of them.
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.
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’.