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Tag Archives: Contests2win
The incredible story of how I co-founded one of the first mover Companies in the Mobile VAS business in India and China – how VC greed took over – how I the founder was actually thrown (dragged) out of my own Company and how in the end – all was well that ended ‘badly’… Continue reading
We had established a 30 odd headcount office in Shanghai in early 2001 and were steadily ramping up our operations as Mobile2win, China. Contests2win and Softbank were the original investors and we were operating under strict Mainland China’s government’s guidelines. … Continue reading
VC comprises Venture, Vapor, Vulture and Vampire Capital. Its a combination of wisdom, diligence and fate that makes an Entrepreneur taste her flavor of VC and overcome whatever comes her way. In the end, after managing these VC’s, the entrepreneur will have nothing left to fear. Continue reading
If you get drunk with someone you know, she will surely drop you home and make sure you are safe. Similarly, whilst starting up, try and cultivate one or two major clients who can completely uplift your venture. It’s nice to say that you are working across lots of clients or customers but getting many to sign up becomes very difficult at an early stage……Get out there, and measure every metric that you have modeled you business on. For example, if you think 5% of all companies will sign up after you present your holiness, try meeting 20 and check if 1 (5%) converts.
Entrepreneurs I know shiver from the word ‘failure’….We failed at this project but learnt an important lesson all entrepreneurs must imbibe – Even before you create an amazing solution, ask your consumers if they even want it? Your consumers will not use something made ‘easy’ if they never had a problem in the first place!….Everything in life cannot be ‘technologized’…Lesson – don’t try and automate what pains you. The pain is what brings the profits…I dedicate this post to all those entrepreneurs out there who have had hits and misses. The important thing to remember is what a famous man said – ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’. Who cares if the first step begins with a sprained ankle? Continue reading