Stories by Deepak Srinath
Customer experience as a measure of startup success

Customer experience as a measure of startup success

Deepak Srinath 4 years ago
Entrepreneurs I meet always have full conviction that their ventures are going to become hugely successful and path breaking. No...
Social Impact Businesses - The Profit Conundrum

Social Impact Businesses – The Profit Conundrum

Deepak Srinath 5 years ago
There has been a lot of brouhaha in the Indian media recently about the exploitation of poor people by microfinance...
Mentoring the Mentor

Mentoring the Mentor

Deepak Srinath 5 years ago
A couple of years ago, when Viedea was a relatively new start up, I was approached by somebody who offered...
Seed Stage Investing Gets Super Bullish, But What About Exits?

Seed Stage Investing Gets Super Bullish, But What About Exits?

Deepak Srinath 5 years ago
Are early-stage investors, both in India and the USA, caught up in a bubble of their own creation? Seed funds...
Mentoring 2.0: What Makes It Tick?

Mentoring 2.0: What Makes It Tick?

Deepak Srinath 5 years ago
I have recently written a blog piece about the growing trend of self-professed 'mentors' in the start-up world. And it...
Observations on VC Best Practices

Observations on VC Best Practices

Deepak Srinath 5 years ago
Two recent incidents prompted me to write this. The first was a VC meeting that left me super impressed- the...
Internet Commerce Valuations: Pay For Strong Fundamentals, Not For Hype

Internet Commerce Valuations: Pay For Strong Fundamentals, Not For Hype

Deepak Srinath 5 years ago
There is a raging debate in the US tech and financial media about the ‘tech bubble’ we are apparently in...
Killing Me Softly With Your Due Diligence

Killing Me Softly With Your Due Diligence

Deepak Srinath 5 years ago
Why does it take so long for a venture deal to close after a term sheet is signed? This is...
Negotiating 'Time Bomb' Term Sheets

Negotiating 'Time Bomb' Term Sheets

Deepak Srinath 5 years ago
Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, the best VC blogger in my opinion, recently referred to a blog post on...
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