Do NOT be seen like them. For Indians, India is not aspirational. Foreign (identity) is.
Understand that and respect that. Importantly, note that Investor is NOT rejecting YOU. They are rejecting YOUR business plan, based on the pitch/discussion.
India missed the PC revolution, but is on top of the mobile web revolution. There are signs everywhere. Right from Facebook India stats to the fact that India is among the topmost market for Opera Mobile store to Google planning to launch offline stores in India
The bigMobility Goal : Let’s enable great mobile (app) businesses from the country. And the conference is the beginning, first step towards that.
The practical truth is that founders often tend to NOT hedge their bets when it comes to raising money and given the stretched management bandwidth, most of the early stage startups talk to less than 2 serious angels at the same time.
The detailed report (from Comscore) talks about the growth of different categories of consumption and interestingly, mentions how few leading Indian news sites are attracting substantial share of visitors from abroad.
Cofounded by Aurality cofounders (and others), Giftery enables visitors to select gifts from 70+ merchants and send the gifts to recipients. The Mumbai based startup has raised funding from Rajan Anandan and Blume Ventures.
The movie – supposedly a biopic – falls somewhere between a documentary film … and a biopic. And a very limited, uninspiring documentary at that.
Typically, companies tend to create a complex performance metrics that eventually serves one purpose – justify your decision. The decision that is shared at the D-day, i.e. appraisal cycle (could be of salary cut, promotion etc) and is hardly based on quantitative data (bell curve, anyone?).
Bangalore based startup, Mekuchi is an open web initiative with a vision to make a billion makers- that is aimed at being the destination for makers, crafters, innovators and tinkerers to discover, learn and engage with each other.