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Short Story: I’m an Angel – but I like being the Devil’s advocate

Posting a snippet from a recent conversation I had with one of our investors and mentor. I still love and respect the guy.

The point of this post is two-fold:

  1. As founders we keep reminding ourselves (and at times our mentors and cofounders do so) of the big picture we set out to paint. The fundamentals need to be remembered. The same applies to some of our stakeholders- they need to be reminded of this as well. Even more so as this is not their 24×7 activity – it’s the job of the founders to keep this up.
  2. Since we are kickstarting the next round, this might also help keep the wrong ones away 😉

Continue reading Short Story: I’m an Angel – but I like being the Devil’s advocate

Breakfast + Lunch with Kanwal Rekhi: Learnings & Insights I gained from the grandfather of modern entrepreneurship.

This post was first published on Yourstory.in

It is not very often that you get to spend a whole lot of time with iconic entrepreneurs unless you are in a group at a conference or in a working meeting with them- they are always hustling and gunning for the next point. However, there are times when you just get plain lucky.

Lunch with Kanwal Rekhi

Recently TiE Mumbai hosted an exclusive business builder breakfast session with Mr. Kanwal Rekhi- a Serial entrepreneur, iconic investor and the co-Founder of the global TiE Network.  Continue reading Breakfast + Lunch with Kanwal Rekhi: Learnings & Insights I gained from the grandfather of modern entrepreneurship.

Podcast: How To Build a Sustainable Social Enterprise in India

This blog post arises from the first pilot episode of the ‘In The Phone Booth with…’ series that I initiated at TiE Mumbai.

In The Phone Booth With

Essentially, In The Phone Booth is meant to be an audio only education series for entrepreneurs that will, once in a while, deviate and discuss an industry or trend specific topic (just like in this case and the next episode). You can read more about this series here

In this episode, I was interviewing Anurag Agarwal  (Co- Founder of Intellecap and Senior Vice-President Investment Banking) on the following lines: Continue reading Podcast: How To Build a Sustainable Social Enterprise in India