The set of people responsible for executing the top level’s decisions

Karan Singh Shekhawat: Shekhawat is the vice president at Ola. And was with Aggarwal at IIT-Bombay. He was the man running metro markets where Ola competes with Uber. Shekhawat, in the past, has run Mumbai operations and was then transferred to Bengaluru. But after Kaul’s hire, he has been shunted to a vague strategy position. … Read moreThe set of people responsible for executing the top level’s decisions

Alibaba, one of Paytm’s investors, has taken a majority stake in TicketNew

What were those 1 billion transactions? What were people buying? Ken understands the following: Mobile recharge and utility bill payments. Offline payments. Uber. Food. Everything else. In an emailed reply Paytm said that it has more than 20 use cases of online payments. Uber is one of the top twenty. “We have bill payments, recharge, … Read moreAlibaba, one of Paytm’s investors, has taken a majority stake in TicketNew

Nandan Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal’s new NotFund

Inspector Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” Sherlock Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Holmes: “That was the curious incident.” -From Silver Blaze, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes – by Arthur Conan Doyle … Read moreNandan Nilekani and Sanjeev Aggarwal’s new NotFund

Volume is the question and digital marketing is the answer

Both Narayanan from Myntra and Ambareesh Murty, co-founder and CEO of Pepperfry, chalk these stores off as an exercise in brand building. And this is where another hypothesis falls. It was supposed to be easier to build brands online. Establish private labels, spend on Google and Facebook advertisements and acquire customers. The need for offline … Read moreVolume is the question and digital marketing is the answer

Understanding the blume ventures

The power-law facet of the top-ranking startup often reveals itself in another way—the returns from the best startup are greater than the combined returns of all startups from the second rank downwards. The second-ranked startup, in turn, offers a better return than the combined total of all returns from the third rank downwards. Contents1 Understanding … Read moreUnderstanding the blume ventures