Indian startups must face up to sexual harassment

This article first appeared on FirstPost on January the 4th, 2018. Time’s up, reportedly, for a well-known high profile evangelist and investor in the Indian startups. A police case has been registered against his alleged sexual harassment of women, who had approached him for advice. This is providing a much-needed opportunity for reflection and corrective […]

Facebook is here to stay

An interesting thing about being plugged into the startup world is the frequency with which one sees “new ideas”. Many of them, alas, are just old ideas being rebranded or old ideas that the person proposing them is not aware of. Facebook’s widely documented travails, with legislators inquiring into Facebook’s role in the 2016 US […]

How to prepare for wild success

This article is the final one in the Startup Series on FirstPost’s Tech2 section and first appeared on September the 11th, 2017. Even if the widely accepted statistic “8 out of 10 startups fail” is wrong, it is true that a vast proportion of startups are likelier to fail than to succeed. As a result […]

“I failed. Now what?”

This article is the twenty-first, and the penultimate, in the Startup Series on FirstPost’s Tech2 section and first appeared on August the 21st, 2017. “I failed. Now what?” Whenever I hear these words, the first thing I do is remind the founder: People don’t fail or succeed, ventures do. A “failed” venture can mean various things […]