TechCircle reported that Hatch Fund in Mumbai shut down due to government laid down new investment norms for Angel Investors. What a Pity!. I sincerely fail to understand why the government has a problem with whoever investing whatever ticket investment in a company. Why do you want to regulate it? They will pay you taxes when they make money. Isnt it bad enough that on a company sale, you have to pay 30% tax? … maybe I am missing something here . Please enlighten.
I think FaceBook should start the following:
- FaceBook Mail – FMail.com.
- Facebook Social Maps – An App which covers geographical and social Maps.
- Facebook Classifieds – coupled with Social Profiles.
- Facebook Kiosks in Developing Countries – Dont have Facebook? Come to the kiosk – Spend Euro 1, and access Facebook for an Hour.
- Facebook Contact Manager – With everyone online and so many digital plaforms o connect to people, it will help categorize FB and other contacts in various categories and levels.
- Facebook Boomerang – An informative App that tells people that what you post on FB comes back to you..
2 cents of advise to the startup community out there – Work with small budgets, invest wisely irrespective of whether you are funded or not, test your customers and partners on long term commitment, and spend the marketing dollars wisely. Remember, Craigslist.org was built by a one-man-army into a billion dollar company, Steve Jobs built the worlds most innovative technology devices despite losing out early to smarter competitors (yes, Microsoft is smart, and I bet my business on it – besides others) – spend those 16 hour workdays – they wont go waste – not in the short term, not in the long term, and keep following the silicon valley. Also, dont shy away from giving equity in your company to deserving people, – equity is like manure – if you keep all of it, it is shit – but if you spread it in the garden, it spurns growth…. and you know what – dont get baffled by all the big ticket investments and acquisitions – your startup is about your vision and your conviction – and you will get there – my first boss at Deloitte used to say You will get there if you try hard enough – and again You will get whatever you want badly enough – Cheerios – anytime want to talk to me about my experience with 3 startups – you can call me +91-987-144-0208…. and of course, keep your options open, because family commitments, and bread butter for your near and dear ones is paramount, startup opportunities will come all your life.
A must read for all the startups out there, who are becoming real businesses
How are you supposed to do business when most of your communication is digital, and there are some strong reports that the NSA (and probably others – big businesses?) spy over your emails and other digital communications? Should People start hosting their websites in their local countries? How much more Cloud bullshit are we going to be given? And then there are mobile networks – do I need to comment on that?
Query from a Spanish Company in Civil Construction – If interested, call at +91-844-78-12340
I am looking for a consultant company, medium size to apply in Joint Venture to calls in Central Asia, our needs are in the fields of Engineering, civil and industrial, I don’t know if these areas of works you provide services, in this case I need your company profile or website to know about your services
A Scandinavian IT Company – which produces software for creating template based websites – is looking for a partner in India, to sell its products and services in India. If Interested, talk to the B2BChannels.com team at +91-844-78-12340. May be interesting for web site developers for Media companies for example.
Hi, I am now exiting B2BChannels.com and open to Co-Founder/CXO roles with another startup. My LinkedIn profile is at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/shishir-sharan-shishir-sharan-mail-com/8/831/48a.. Mobile is +91-987-144-0208. Give me a shout if someone is interested in leveraging my experience across 3 startups, and corporate earlier. Regards