@pjain – My Ramblings on Tech, Startups, Economics, Crypto, Investing and more

  • My Favorite Work from Home Products for 2020

    My Favorite Work from Home Products for 2020

    2020 is the year of “Work from Home” and has propelled the conversation around the “Future of Work” to the forefront. In February 2019, I did a short video about my favorite productivity apps. In 2020, a lot changed for me, personally and professionally. For all of us, it has meant adapting schedules, tools and…

  • Founders Doing Due Diligence On Investors

    Founders Doing Due Diligence On Investors

    Doing due diligence on investors is something that should be discussed more frequently. It’s important for founders to take the time to understand who the investors are, how do they help and support the companies they invest in, how do they react when things aren’t going as well as hoped for. Spending some time doing…

  • Time to “Workomo”

    For the better part of the last decade, I’ve been a startup investor and community builder. It’s been a lot of fun and I have loved learning from all of the founders I’ve met. I’m hoping to meet even more founders and operators during the next part of my journey, where, I’m taking the plunge…

  • Early-Stage Startup Deal Terms in India 2020

    There was a recent thread on Twitter about how even in 2020 angels and VCs in India continue to put ridiculously onerous terms into early-stage deals. I am tired of devils masquerading as angels & angel networks in the Indian startup ecosystem. These assholes have screwed many founders by normalizing abusive terms. Holding founders hostage…

  • Cold Emailing Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors

    Although most people recommend getting an introduction to a VC or an angel investor, it is sometimes necessary to send a cold email. Here are some thoughts on how one could frame those emails. This is what I think the basic structure of the email should be: Why you are reaching out How your startup…

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