Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On India

ReadWriteStart

First up, Nimesh Khiara from Mumbai, India, discussed StopWaitin , a restaurant reservation system that includes managing waiting lists and is similar in concept to OpenTable. Fortunately, there are numerous such companies in India.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends For The Decade

ReadWriteStart

In fact, in the discussion on JuJu brands is yet another validation of the verticalization and niche-ization of the Internet. This week, I published an article called The Top 10 Vertical and Social Web Trends where I have discussed this at length. On Jan.

500 Startups unveils its Fall 2012 accelerator lineup: More international and more sh*t founders say

The Next Web

accelerator and brought on two venture partners to help oversee its India investments. Startups in this class come from far and away, including Argentina, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, India, Japan, Italy, Latvia & Estonia, Spain, and Taiwan.

Your core competency and why not to stray

Berkonomics

From administrative services supplied by personal assistants located in India, to designers and producers of prototypes in China, to call centers managed and located in the Philippines, there are efficient, well organized solutions for virtually every process needed by a company to surround its core.

Startup goal: be the leader when technology approaches 10% adoption

The Equity Kicker

With this slide in her Internet Trends deck Mary Meeker is making the point that as internet penetration passes through 10-20% in India companies matching the scale and significance of Netscape, Yahoo, Amazon, Tencent and Alibaba will be created. We are investing heavily in these verticals.

Born Global or Die Local – Building a Regional Startup Playbook

Steve Blank

China, Russia, Brazil, India, Indonesia all meet those criteria. Creating a vertically oriented regional ecosystem is a pretty amazing accomplishment for any country or industry. Entrepreneurship is everywhere, but everywhere isn’t a level playing field.

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Cloud Europe 2017: The Factory is Cranking

Cracking the Code

in India. Europe and India are growing particularly quickly, and investment more than doubled from 2015, while the US is up 20%.

Protect and grow your core competency.

Berkonomics

From administrative services supplied by personal assistants located in India, to designers and producers of prototypes in China, to call centers managed and located in the Philippines, there are efficient, well organized solutions for virtually every process needed by a company to surround its core. And in the 1960’s, I created a vertically integrated record manufacturing plant where raw materials came in one door and finished record albums out the door of the same building.

Innovation Outposts and The Evolution of Corporate R&D

Steve Blank

These growing national companies were challenged to figure out how to organize an organization of increased complexity that resulted from their large size, and geographic scale as well as their horizontal and vertical integration.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: New Assessment Tool For Entrepreneurs

ReadWriteStart

Anupam Rajey from Lucknow, India, presented Acelerar Technologies , an outsourced accounting services BPO project from India. I asked him to review the TrueCFO project in my Vision India 2020 book.

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Certainty on Demand: How Labor Platforms are Moving to Higher Order Work

This is going to be BIG.

halfway across the world so that working with someone in India was as seamless as if they were on another floor in your building. Wethos will add more verticals of work. Over the years, we’ve seen a revolution in how labor is supplied because of technology.

The Next 10 Years Of Infocomm Technology

YoungUpstarts

Over the next few decades, this young cohort would comprise a rising proportion of citizens in Asia (31%-40% in Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong and Japan, and more than 51% in Malaysia, Philippines, India and Indonesia). What will the future of InfoComm Technology (ICT) be like?

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: VCs Are Not Always Right

ReadWriteStart

Then Prashant Singh from Bangalore, India, discussed Statisco Economic Analytics , a risk management technology for managing company balance sheets, interfacing with their ERP systems. In that case, the verticals of choice could be manufacturing, wholesale and retail.

First-mover disadvantage: The challenges of hitting the market before it’s ready

The Next Web

Amazon is entering India. In effect, Amazon knew all along that there was a significant ‘First-mover Disadvantage’ to launching in India. Editor’s note: This is a guest column by Sangeet Paul Choudary, who analyzes business models for internet startups at his blog Platform Thinking.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 2 Really Cool Companies

ReadWriteStart

First up, Vrushali Humnabadkar from Pune, India, presented Penworks, a technical documentation outsourcing service. Today, he has over a thousand, and he has chosen to focus on the realtor vertical.

Building a mobile app startup is about solving problems, not chasing ideas

The Next Web

For example, SnapDeal is a Groupon clone in India with localized content and features. Every business vertical has issues that will range from areas in marketing, customer acquisition, customer service, sales, operations and others.

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Review: Transformify Recruitment CRM vs Naukri.com

Transformify

In India, people are used to searching for jobs using popular job portals like Naukri.com, FreshersWorld, etc. Our clients source candidates across all geographies and verticals. Advantages: An established brand in India used by a number of job seekers and employers.

Liquidity Hacking - How to Build a Two-Sided Marketplace

A Crowded Space

So, you look for some supply aggregators like a Web design firm in India to offer the supply you need to get off the ground. Focus on a vertical  You started with anything? This post was originally made as a guest post on PandoDaily and VentureBeat. Marketplace businesses They always seem great on paper, but its so insanely hard to solve the chicken or the egg problem.

Startup Strategy Roundtable: Top 10 Tech Trends To Watch

ReadWriteStart

The trends include Cloud computing, outsourcing, social Web, vertical and local Web, smartphones and tablets, online advertising, online video, online gaming, e-books, and bootstrapped entrepreneurship.

Customer Analytics - From Those Who Should Know

Steve Blank

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Personalization Remains An Open Problem

ReadWriteStart

He has run some experiments within the entrepreneurship training vertical, and has seen success when he has brought on known thought leaders. However, I'd like to see a more focused, vertical specific go-to-market strategy in Udemy.

Startup Strategy Roundtable: Premium Lounge Sneak Preview

ReadWriteStart

Raghava Kashyapa then discussed Qualitas Technologies , a system integration company in India focused on the industrial automation market. At today's roundtable I offered a sneak preview into the One Million by One Million Premium Lounge we have just unveiled to a small group of core users.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Three Open Opportunities For 2012

ReadWriteStart

Some vertical ad networks have gone after this opportunity, Glam Media being one of the most successful of the lot. We have discussed the topic of technology product companies from India on my blog for many years now.

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SXSW Startups: AirPop Makes Healthy Air

Austin Startup

million daily active users, expand into India as a second home market and launch the second generation of our Halo Sensor that has significantly more sophisticated sensing capabilities.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Are Media Sites Fundable?

ReadWriteStart

The company that has successfully monetized in the women vertical is Glam Media, but their model is of a Vertical Ad Network. Also, Titash Neogi from Pune, India, pitched Themeefy , a publishing platform for self-publishers that helps users create, curate and publish books, magazines, etc. Today's roundtable brought some core issues up for debate regarding media startups that are focusing largely on Content and Community features and expecting to get funded.

Digital Marketing & Analytics: Five Deadly Myths De-mythified!

Occam's Razor

I've suffered enough bruises on the front-lines from trying to re-imagine the current and revolutionize the future across multiple industry verticals, countries, opportunity sizes.

Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Check Out Stanzr

ReadWriteStart

However, the mistake Said has made is to go "spray and pray" and build numerous different verticals without really fleshing out the business strategy for any of them. I am anxious to see Said do an immediate strategic re-engineering of his business, and I think, he can build a much more successful company by focusing on certain core verticals, especially Dentists, where he has superior domain knowledge.

Unintended Lessons

Steve Blank

And I remember staying in everything from little motels to big hotels and resorts, from National parks in Alaska to trips in India.

Take Complete Charge of Your Content

Duct Tape Marketing

If not overall, your content should have few factors that can create a vertical slice at least to the entire spectrum of interest. Meenakshi Krishnan is a Content Consultant at OpenXcell, a pioneering Mobile App Development Company in India and USA.

6 Essential Principles Of Designing a High Converting Site Search Experience

ConversionXL

In this article on DefinateEcommerce: India Edition , Flipkart’s VP of products says “Localization will be a large theme in eCommerce in the next one two years.”

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Menlo Park and The Silicon Valley Renaissance

ReadWriteStart

We spent considerable time exploring ways to verticalize the app and creating an ad-supported business model instead, which would also broaden his exit options considerably.

Founders and dysfunctional families « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

were born in India. of total entrepreneurs born in China and India is not even close to what entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley looks like.

Lessons Learned: Sharding for startups

Startup Lessons Learned

For example, Friendster was famously vertically partitioned at one time in its growth curve. Each kind of shard just maps to an appropriate kind of URL: customer://1234 (id) forums://master (vertical) log://January/2008 (date) You can even do more complex schemes, like having groups of IDs all map to the same URL in a bucket system, although I recommend keeping it simple whenever possible. This type of vertical partitioning sharding scheme wont work in most cases.

Gravity Will be Turned Off « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Reply subbu arumugam , on May 16, 2009 at 7:26 am Said: my dad did something like this when he was a med student in india – 1960s – not at the scale that mr blanks played his joke, however.

37 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses

Hearpreneur

So we opened the goFlow platform from surfing-only to 10 new verticals: Paddle-boarding, Diving, Fishing, Skateboarding, Cycling, Golfing, Snow sports, Boating, Kitesurfing and more to come. Each business has a story.

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

Reply Shankar Saikia , on June 29, 2009 at 9:02 am Said: THANKS – MAKES ME FEEL BETTER 21 months ago I left an awesome job at Oracle in Silicon Valley and relocated to India to be an entrepreneur. I’ve tried different things in India – sales training, software sales, advising entrepreneurs.

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The Secret History of Silicon Valley Part X: Stanford Crosses the.

Steve Blank

Fund profile: Fidelity Growth Partners (Europe)

Fred Destin

Funding : All Fidelity money, same configuration for the India and China funds. Sectors : start with software (vertical solutions, SaaS, healthcare IT), add internet (e-commerce, marketplaces), mix with digital entertainment (gaming etc) and season with some cleantech (cautiously, tech-enabled clean such as energy efficiency, smart grid). Today I am profiling the fund of my friend and co-investor Davor Hebel who is an investor with Fidelity Growth Partners Europe.

Epitaph for an Entrepreneur « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

When the kids got older our adventures took us to Mexico, Ecuador , India, Africa and Europe.

25 Best Startup Failure Post-Mortems of All Time

www.chubbybrain.com

We did find some specific industry verticals where the model works (some high schools, some boxing and mixed martial arts events, some exclusive conferences), but not enough to warrant a large market and an independent company. the hardware ecosystem in India) and internal reasons (e.g. Education. About. Investors Companies. 25 Best Startup Failure Post-Mortems of All Time. October 3rd, 2010 the Chubby Team 48 Comments. Tweet. Want more entrepreneurial goodness?

CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

blog.expensify.com

Expensify Blog. Expense Reports That Don't Suck. CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers. Update: The end is near, Expensify is hiring a.NET programmer! Learn more… Saturday edit: Wow, quite a response to this. Some additional comments at the end. Sunday edit : Still going!

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