The $6 billion fantasy sports industry in the US & Canada has over 41 million users. This means that 1 out of every 6 people in those countries play Fantasy Sports! India, where cricket is often compared to a religion, has a paltry 2 million fantasy cricket users out of a billion cricket fans.
The New Year marks new beginnings, new learning for most. But in the run up to 2015, I mapped out things I wanted to unlearn.
Unlearning is something I stumbled onto after becoming a venture capitalist. All my life, I have made conscious efforts to learn, learn and learn. The whys and how's of technology, the ins and outs of business strategies—I was onto it.
The name says it all
A billion dollar company is still something magical and rare, elusive and exclusive. And hence they have been called the ‘Unicorn club’, named after a mythical animal which doesn’t exist except in legends. Unicorn club is a serious business of changing the world through innovation and being valued highly in recognition.
Scores of Indians in small towns want to be part of the ongoing tech revolution. Their technological aspirations drive us. Our single minded focus is to provide them affordable and effective tablet technology.
There were 1 Billion International Leisure Tourist Arrivals in 2013. This is expected to hit the 2 billion mark by 2025. There is no doubt that Tourism is booming across the world - albeit with a twist.
Speed – a way of life
Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
This widely popular quote by Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook, is one of the so-called mantras of success in the modern world, especially for startups.
If the last decade saw the IT revolution in India, this one is well on its way to witnessing the startup revolution. The Indian startup ecosystem has never been more vibrant and abuzz with opportunities and expectations. Today, not only has starting up become an integral part of our culture, but new age entrepreneurs have also excelled in the art of scaling up and establishing their businesses internationally.
For some time now whispers of an impending doom have been making the rounds. Of late, the whispers have turned into loud screams. Having lived through the painful aftershocks of the last bubble, I believe it’s always prudent to honestly assess the situation and make our own conclusions.