Category : Startup

Startup

All CXOs and Founders to be Clones of each other – Thoughts for Founders and Owners

I was interacting with the CTO of one of my 30 portfolios of StartUps. Here is a summary of key Takeaways on building a collaborative approach to deliver great outcomes 1. All CXOs must think like the CEO of their respective functions. 2. Each of the CXOs must think like a product/ service provider to […]

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Culture of Execution: Rigour + Speed= Scale Faster

In my pursuit of sharing simple frameworks for founders and owners, I have come up with an equation around execution, since in a startup it is all about executing the idea. Here is how I would like to elaborate on rigour and speed. Rigour, there is a need to have a rigour around:  Pursuing the […]

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Operating Model for Start-Ups – Thoughts

After startups have done a deep dive in evaluating the business on the attractiveness of opportunity, ability to compete, evaluated the risk and synergies, and have a strategy to execute the plan, it is important to focus on the business principles and operating framework.  I have tried to put together some business principles that may […]

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The rationale for PaaS – High-level Thoughts 

I have now been engaged with almost 30 portfolio companies in the start-up domain and have interacted with over 300 Founders. This view is based on the fact that companies which have a virtual presence and have the internet as the backbone must explore leveraging Platform as a Service (PaaS) to scale faster, enhance value […]

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Jio’s role in Start-ups –My thoughts

I heard Mr. Ambani at the 2019 AGM wherein he said that Reliance will target to get to zero net debt by 2021. Few people interpreted this statement to mean that Mr. Ambani was becoming risk-averse and the Reliance investment cycle was coming to an end. I had shared my thoughts on this issue on a […]

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