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It’s not easy to be an angel

When you invest early in a company’s life cycle, there is such a lack of information available, so much of an investment decision at this stage is based on the founding team and prior investing experience. The earlier you invest, the more experience you need.

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India can’t afford the comforts technology provides. Here’s why

There’s a belief globally that we have a burgeoning middle class in India – and we’re following in the footsteps of China’s massive change from immense poverty to a stable middle class. But that’s really not the case.

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You Got Rs 10,000 Crore (USD 1.5 B) To Spend? Educate Us!

India doesn’t lack funding, at least in technology. We need people – smart people, educated people, motivated people. Let’s teach coding. Let’s teach innovation and creativity. Let’s teach leadership and teamwork. And let’s make it free for anyone and everyone in the Country.

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My three bets for 2016: education, lending, video

Here’s a prediction: tech companies will raise more private money than IPOs. And a lot of that money will go towards (re)educating consumers, giving them access to debt for anything they want, and providing them a whole lot of video.

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Re-jigging edtech with data

People spend on education because of employability. Employability leads to a better livelihood, a better quality of life. You don’t get to that kind of prosperity via MOOCS; you get there via cracking massively competitive exams.

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How B2B payments are broken

So much attention and funding is focused on B2C mobile payments, but payments for B2B commerce also contain multi-billion dollar opportunities for disruption. B2B payments have very real pain points critical to the day-to-day operations and growth of large and small businesses employing millions. Yet, innovation through technology has been limited.

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Watch out – here comes growth

Tech companies are nothing without growth. The real value creation will take place in companies that are able to demonstrate differentiated growth by taking advantage of the imminent technology boom (a result of the explosion in data & apps).

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Indian elections? I have an Opinion too!

I love political gossip – it’s always over the top! Over the past few days I’ve been shocked over and over again with predictions that the NDA (The BJP-led coalition) will breach the 300-seat mark. Now that’s a mandate!

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Real Time Bidding: The Biggest Revolution in Digital Marketing Since Search

Real Time Bidding or RTB has dramatically changed the way the digital media industry buys and sells media.

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