A discussion on what’s happening the tech, startups, small business, venture capital and angel investing in the US and India with tips for small businesses and entrepreneurs every week from the mind of an early-stage startup investor.
What to do when a founder leaves the startup? Karthik Sridhar, Founder of Supply.ai shares his thoughts on how to handle the departure of a co-founder. This is not tax, investment or legal advice. Please consult a professional for advice.
In this Q&A, a viewer asks what is the difference between good product ideas and bad product ideas. I discuss my thoughts on why some startup products catch a user's attention and why some fall by the wayside.
The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
by Eric Ries
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004J4XGN6/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_9LrwCb37W9Y9M
Here’s an example of how two founders sat down and decided to split equity in their startup right in the beginning. Listen to Karthik Sridhar share his experience of the delicate discussion between founders when deciding who gets how much equity and why. More about Supply.ai at https://supply.ai
Instamojo raises a series B, whiz.ai closes their seed round, OYO Rooms shares guest details with authorities, Ethereum bug pushes Constantinople again. Grin ups the ante in the privacy coin game.
I want to dedicate this song by They Might Be Giants to the Ethereum community:
- YouTube https://youtu.be/xo0X77OBJUg
- Apple Music https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/istanbul/298111036?i=298111047
In Episode 3 of InvestStream, Harjit and Pankaj talk about the Pinterest IPO announcement, fund raises by Abacus, Drivezy, Be U Salon, and Swiggy. We then jump into India’s Angel Tax and how it’s hurting the startup ecosystem. Harjit shares some interesting information about the Indian ETF market.
In Episode 2 of InvestStream, Pankaj and Harjit discuss the resignation of Urjit Patel, the RBI Governor, the outlook for the Indian Rupee, Google’s acquisition of Where’s My Train, Siftery’s exit, and funding rounds raised by NinjaCart and Roposo. We then turn our attention to Bitcoin and blockchain.