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Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Start-ups Riding High on Steroid Funding Over the last decade or so, start-ups have been riding the high wave of steroid funding. With
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Like them or ignore them, buffet is a hugely popular style of serving meals in restaurants of various scales and cuisines. Introduced to
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Why Start Ups Fail – Overestimating the Product Delivery Whenever a new start up fails, there is an obvious post-mortem that is essayed
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes Humans have worked relentlessly hard in pursuit of a custom-made world that can function as per their needs. Technology is at the cornerstone
Reading Time: 7 minutesReading Time: 7 minutes Busting top 7 myths of Blockchain Blockchain has become the most “glorified” database of the 21st century. While there is some proven value
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes Climate change is considered the third most serious issue facing the world, only after international terrorism and poverty & hunger. So much so
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes A lack of education can be marked as a root cause of most challenges that deteriorate the quality of living on the planet.
Reading Time: 1 minuteReading Time: 1 minute Lets briefly examine the good, bad and ugly parts of the deal, for various stakeholders Good for Flipkart employees, shareholders, and investors will
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes Most of us reading this are fortunate enough to be taking multiple shots of our gorgeously plated meals possibly with the ‘portrait mode’
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes Water water every-WHERE? 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in water but cities throughout the world have started facing the impending crisis
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes Life without Facebook As a generation of meme creators and sharers make hilarious jokes about how there’s no question about our personal lives
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes Aren’t all of us guilty of using plastic in some way or the other. It has become such an indispensable part of our
Reading Time: 6 minutesReading Time: 6 minutes How to constructively regulate Blockchain, Crypto-currencies and Initial Coin Offerings   This blog is an attempt to explain how and why embracing and regulating
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes As we begin the research for this post and type into my search bar ‘Why do people blow horns’, a Quora result completes
Reading Time: 6 minutesReading Time: 6 minutes Why ICOs need to be regulated In 2013, J.R. Willett unleashed the ICO concept – a fundraising system where companies sell their new
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Could Blockchain magic wand make Aadhaar more secure and accurate Aadhaar – a Sanskrit word that means ‘foundation’, or ‘base’ – was designed to reach
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes Decade in review and preview – “Cryptos String theory” 2016 was a black swan year, with key unexpected events including Brexit, Trump and
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Everyone is excited about Bitcoin futures being listed on US exchanges, and Bitcoin price keeps soaring. Here is some analysis of this news.
Reading Time: 9 minutesReading Time: 9 minutes It wasn’t very long ago that Bitcoin and other similar crypto-currencies disrupted the financial ecosystem. It surpassed the US Dollar, other fiat currencies and even
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Most entrepreneurs face several uphill challenges for years, before potentially transforming their startup into a sustainable business. And if the external factors favor,
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Is there a free lunch, ever? We humans value something higher if it’s expensive / limited, & lower if its free / unlimited;
Reading Time: 7 minutesReading Time: 7 minutes Blockchain has been a major topic of discussion and media coverage in the last few years. It has been over-estimated as the magical
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes Background Humanity has evolved through few key eras, over the last 10+ billions of years. Evolution of life form from molecules to homo-sapiens
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes BITCOIN – Acceptance around the world As humans evolve the future where automation and robots replace and / or compliment all professionals, including
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes The B words – Bitcoin, Blockchain and the BANKS Background – Bitcoin Overview Bitcoin concept was introduced in 2008, for one major reason
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes What is Peer-to-Peer Lending? Peer-to-peer lending (also known as person-to-person lending; abbreviated frequently as P2P lending) is lending and borrowing which occurs directly
Reading Time: 6 minutesReading Time: 6 minutes Governments find it harder to gain public trust, even if they do good work. Primarily that’s because of lack of transparency, lack of
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes How did Hashcove brand itself The name ‘HASHCOVE‘ stands for a small body of Hash Functions / Values. And hash values are a crucial part of the
Reading Time: 1 minuteReading Time: 1 minute Quick decision making flowchart. Do you need Blockchain  
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes Branding your Start-up So you’ve jumped across all the hurdles in your way, put in sweat and blood, and invested countless hours to
Reading Time: 7 minutesReading Time: 7 minutes Kodak Cameras History Kodak developed the first simple, consumer camera. For over a century following this, Eastman Kodak was the biggest player in
Reading Time: 6 minutesReading Time: 6 minutes Say you’re planning a cross-continental trip to three different countries. The usual hassles accompanying such a trip would be the exchange of currencies
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes What a year 2016 is turning out to be from the viewpoint of India’s Startup ecosystem! The year got off to a ‘Big-Bang’
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes Blockchain is likely to be the most hyped database in the current decade. It is the core technology that enabled bitcoin, which has
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Robots, Technology, Automation, etc. have existed since the last century; but they got smarter, relevant and widely used across most industries in the
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Funding is a crucial element for any company in the world. From large companies to startups, funding can make or break a company’s
Reading Time: 1 minuteReading Time: 1 minute Several startup failures can be categorised into few common and classic mistakes.   1. Build a product / service which is not required 
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Businesses run a variety of applications, each containing and holding data vital to the needs of an organization. These applications cannot operate in
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes   Fintech will continue to grow and stay in headlines, but it will be far from the full disruption. I do not see
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes Indian financial markets have seen a major growth in the current decade in terms of technological advancements. This has enabled growth in algo
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes I am a Start-up entrepreneur and have learnt more doing my startup in the last 3 years than I did in the previous
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Over the last few years, I seeked advice and mentorship from various senior and kind leaders in the capital markets and technology industry.
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Having done 2000+ final round interviews (for shortlisted candidates) in the last 3 years, we have had several discussions with candidates who eventually
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Entrepreneurship is booming around the world. This decade will witness most start-up firms ever in the history of mankind. The balance of economy
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes It’s a good situation for a start-up to have built a product / service and have some live / beta client(s) to work
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes It’s a brave move for entrepreneurs to move from any “comfortable” career path to start a start-up. Some of those with lot of
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes The US subprime crisis in 2007 had shaken the foundation of US economy and eventually the global economy. Subprime loans (loans for people
Reading Time: 6 minutesReading Time: 6 minutes     Business Planning Don’t make a business plan where you target to get a few percentage points of a multi-million of billion
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes The tremendous growth in financial trading volumes in the last couple of decades has been made possible only with the use of technology.
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes As we know that some successful entrepreneurs are drop outs from various colleges, its definitely not a pre-requisite though. Many entrepreneurs have decent
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes     Good teams increase the probability of a start-up success. The start-up team includes its co-founders, employees, investors and board members. The
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes     Arguably, time is the most important commodity in a start-up, and not Funds. You cannot raise more time. As an entrepreneur, you
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes     Adults are typically biased and afraid of more things than they need to be. Entrepreneurs can draw a lot of inspiration
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes     It’s paramount for entrepreneurs to know and understand their customers. The customer relationship can help grow business as well as product
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes     I have met several aspiring entrepreneurs who feel very possessive about their idea. They want to get feedback, business advice, opinion
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes     Financial Services play an important role in the countries’ and their economies’ functioning. Following the credit crisis (2008), and its various
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Financial trading has grown from manual to electronic to automated with the use of algorithms in the last few decades. The increased adoption
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Financial exchanges are the market places where buyers and sellers of financial securities trade (buy and sell). The exchanges have become automated and
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Trading process has evolved over time. An individual or an institution needs to trade through a broker who is a member of the
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Electronic trading in the last decade has laid the foundation for increased use of technology in the financial markets. If a trader’s mind
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes In finance, trade is typically an exchange of a financial security (share, bond, etc.) with cash. (To understand more around how financial securities
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes The business plan in a start-up evolves very frequently. Mostly the market, customers, product requirements would move in an ever changing world during
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Every start-up has some objectives. Success, though subjective, is one of the core reasons why many start-ups come into existence. While it is
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes A start-up’s success is mostly directly linked to the combined performance of its team. Hiring a good  team is important,  but how they
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes If you have worked in larger organizations for some time, you would realize how much political it gets and how your growth gets
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes Challenges of running a start-up in India: India ranks around 130th in the world bank rankings of world bank’s ease of doing business Index.
Reading Time: 6 minutesReading Time: 6 minutes Understanding the Investment Landscape Other than Investment Banks, there are other financial institutions in the market that play a big role. Below is
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes Securitisation has been a key factor in the rise of financial services businesses and it poorly managed sub-prime loans distributed across the world
Reading Time: 7 minutesReading Time: 7 minutes The Rise of Investment Banking Investment Banking has offered one of the best paid jobs and it’s questionable whether the Bankers did enough
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes As a start-up, you may chose to have a Board of Advisors and Directors. It’s not a necessity but definitely adds credibility and
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes Hiring software engineers in Indian start-ups: India has millions of software engineers from good educational background and with reasonable work experience. This headline is
Reading Time: 7 minutesReading Time: 7 minutes   What caused the sub-prime problem will be discussed and debated for long time. Many blame the Sub-Prime crisis upon Greedy Wall Street
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes   A bank is a financial institution with the purpose of lending and borrowing money. Retail banks are banks with retail customers (most
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes   What is the role of an Investment Bank? Different Investment Banks would have a variant of the following generic business structure. Investment
Reading Time: 5 minutesReading Time: 5 minutes   If you are one of the main founders of a company, you may become the CEO. It is always a good position
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes   If you are the first person to think of an idea and truly feel passionate about executing it, you may chose to
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes   In most scenarios, the success of a Start-up depends upon the quality of its team. From co-founders to management and its employees,
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes   Selling is a constant job that an Entrepreneur has to do. It is a very key skill within a start-up. you will
Reading Time: 2 minutesReading Time: 2 minutes   Why is it that very few start-ups succeed, whereas 99% or more fail? Firstly, the success and failure are subjective terms, and
Reading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes   Presumably you have an idea with which you are considering to start a company. It’s going to be an incredibly challenging and
Reading Time: 4 minutesReading Time: 4 minutes The funding process is a very critical component in the survival and success of a startup and deserves good knowledge and experience of