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Showing posts from January, 2012

Internet & Mobile in Focus at APEX’11 PE/VC Summit

The Venture Intelligence APEX’12 Private Equity & Venture Capital Summit, scheduled for February 14 at Mumbai, is to feature a special panel discussion on the Internet & Mobile sector. Speakers on the panel, which will include a mix of Angel & VC investors, Entrepreneurs from the sector and Advisory Firms, will provide their outlook on investments in the sector for the next 3-5 years.

Speakers confirmed for the Internet & Mobile panel discussion include Mahesh Murthy, Founding Partner, Seedfund - one of the most prolific investors in startup IT companies in the country - and Alok Kejriwal, Founder, 2Win Group - an entrepreneur who has created several Internet- and Mobile-based businesses (like Contests2win, Mobile2win, Games2win, etc), raised VC funding for them and also successfully sold Mobile2win's China arm to Disney. Also confirmed to speak on the panel is former Bharti TeleTech CEO Sunil Goyal, an active angel investor and founder of early stage VC fund Your…

"Entrepreneurial Persistence" - Article by Sanjay Anandaram

In today’s world of instant gratification, when instant karma is sought, when words like “pivot” and ‘lean startup” have found their way into startup and entrepreneurial lexicons, compatible with the quaint approach of the dogged persistent entrepreneur? Is access to money and technology in danger of creating instant entrepreneurs but without the staying power required to create and build companies and organizations?

A problem that had confounded mathematicians for 358 years was solved in 1995 by Andrew Wiles who had been fascinated by Fermat’s Last Theorem ever since he encountered it at the age of ten. It was childhood and adult dream to solve it and he did it in incredibly style, working virtually in isolation during the last 8 years. He was a little more than 40 when he solved the problem!

Magellan, the first person to circumnavigate the globe, failed in his first few attempts but finally delivered – on his 7th voyage - on his claim that it was indeed possible to go around the world…