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Business travel: Ripe for disruption?

While consumer travel has evolved with ever demanding customer, business travel seems to be languishing in the dark ages

We’ve come a long way since the times of queuing up for tickets, scouting for the best travel arrangement or relying on travel-savvy friends and relatives for advice. Today, more […]

mFine, how about you?

As every parent knows, small children never fall ill during the day. When a child wakes up with a raging fever (or in a pool of vomit) at 2 am, […]

Will consumer tech rule the enterprise?

In an interview Stellaris Founder Network member Rahul Sood shares his views having been on both sides of the table

I often get asked will consumer technology companies take over the enterprise world. The argument usually is very simple and goes like this — the consumer tech giants have more […]

Chronicles of the first cheque

In an interview with Stellaris, Alok talks about the evolution of angel investing in India and his learnings as an entrepreneur and angel investor

Alok is the co-founder and CEO of Indifi, a startup that helps small businesses secure loans.  Prior to Indifi, Alok setup and led India operations of Canaan Partners, a premier […]

Our investment in Noticeboard

Here is the short version – Phenomenal team, real market-need, best-in-class product. Period.

If you look that the history of great B2B products, they all have an underlying theme – they have taken a business that was fundamentally (and inevitably) changing and built […]

Why new Tv is exactly like old TV

Every other night, my wife and I put our kids to bed and settle down on the couch to watch some Netflix. When I mentioned this to my mother, who […]

How Whatfix evolved its pricing and go-to-market strategy

As an early stage product startup, there are 100s of experiments you can run to figure out a go-to-market strategy. In a detailed interview with Stellaris, Whatfix founder Khadim talks […]

To AI or not to AI

Something in the air reminds me of 1999/2000, where everything suddenly became “.com.” It feels uncannily similar today where everything is magically AI-driven. Are these companies truly AI-led?   Over […]

The why and how of startup media

Two years ago, during my stint at The Economic Times (ET), I met the CEO of a consumer internet company who I’d been tracking from his early days. He had […]

The rise of automated investment advisors – T&C apply

“It is not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you and how many generations you keep it for” –  Robert […]

How to pick the right advisors for your startup

Building a world class startup is hard! As a founder, you are building so many things together — from a team and a business model, to a product and a […]

Re-Inventing User Adoption and Support – Our Investment in Whatfix

User Adoption and Help for Software – Still Living in Dark Ages   One of the holy grails of software is that it should be so easy to use that […]

Greatest trick the devil ever pulled

Most startups understand the need to have a product market fit. In this hard journey of building something valuable, it’s that elusive state of nirvana where everything becomes a little […]

Why we invested in Wydr

India trades around $300 billion of retail products every year. While people talk about companies owning distribution chains, more than 70-80% of retail goes via the wholesale route. In addition, […]

Will Global companies eat our lunch?

As an investor, I am often asked this question, and the simple answer is, if I believed this were true, I wouldn’t be in the business. But let me explain. […]

Will Indian tech companies ever be profitable?

Perhaps the top question venture capitalists have asked Indian tech companies in the last 2 years is about their profitability potential. In view of the discount-driven growth strategy of some […]

Why India is a large tech market

Over the past 24 months I have been asked this question many times – will India ever create large tech companies? And considering we went through a strong run up […]

Hello World!

Hello world! This month, we closed the first round of our maiden $100 million fund, and as we get into action, we are excited to announce the launch of our […]