Be a proactive customer to Indian startups?
As a startup nation, we have always been somewhat enamoured by funding?—?but earlier, this was like the stolen glances that a smitten lover would snatch off his object of affection. But today, this obsession with funding is more akin to a full-on, shameless public orgy…
“Stylistic punctiliousness must not get precedence over what needs to be expressed with unvarnished honesty”
Retention and growth is important but it is far more important to treat these as secondary to your fundamental value proposition – if that sucks, nothing can save a startup.
A deep dive into seed-funding in India using Blume Ventures as a proxy.
Offering silver-bullet prescriptions that are blindly lifted from the playbook of countries like Singapore is a wasted opportunity and a pointless exercise akin to jerking off in the dark and convincing yourself that you have scored!
The growth of Truecaller in India cocks a snook to all the nay-sayers who goad startups to shift to Silicon Valley because “India is not a large-enough market/doesn’t have enough early adopters