• Twelve Years of Indian Startups – Part II

    After landing in India, I realized the bureaucracy was going to make it really difficult to get started. I won’t bore you with the details but it took me eight months from the day I landed in India to having all of the required papers in place in order to setup a Private Limited company (or corporation). I’m sure the process is much easier today to set up a company but it is definitely not easy to shutdown a company in India. Once I got the company registered, I started looking to hire a few people. I used headhunters, job boards, and, of course, asking people I had been meeting…

  • Twelve Years of Indian Startups – Part I

    March 11th 2019 marked the twelfth anniversary of the day I landed in New Delhi with my family with the intention of starting a company. It was a complicated, difficult, enlightening, fun journey and I thought it would be nice to share some details of how I decided to move to India, the challenges I faced, the failures I dealt with and all of the different adventures I had over the last twelve years. I had been pretty lucky having gotten a job at JP Morgan & Co right out of college and two years later, landing a highly coveted job at Long-Term Capital Management which then turned into being…

  • Funding news for Instamojo and Whiz.ai, OYO Rooms & Big Brother, Ethereum and Grin

    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 Apple Music Related Posts:Bitcoin and Crypto Resources For BeginnersLow Volatility, Low Yield in Stocks Fuel Bitcoin and AltcoinsInvestStream – Our New PodcastInvestStream US-India Episode 1Don’t Believe the [Technical Analysis] Hype!

  • InvestStream – Our New Podcast

    A few weeks ago, my friend Harjit, and I decided to start recording our conversations about the economy, startups, and tech in the US and India and sharing it with people that may be interested. We are calling this podcast InvestStream. We’ve done two episodes so far and plan to do it weekly. We’ve discussed everything from market stats to central bank monetary policy to fund raises by startups to where the blockchain and cryptocurrency worlds may be headed. We would love some honest, critical feedback on this experiment and what we can do to improve it. We are still playing with the format and we could really use your…

  • Startups, Angels, Venture Capitalists and the 2017 India Budget

    It is Indian budget season for the new fiscal year starting in April and just like every year, the pundits are all weighing in with what they would like to see and what they expect to see. We’ve seen some very positive moves by the India government in terms of setting up a company and various benefits under the “Startup India” program. However, there’s still a long way to go before the true potential of the Indian market is realized. This is a very important budget for Indian startups and investors. 2016 was not a very pleasant year for global startups but especially Indian startups and investors. Many startups raised…