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Rethinking Customer Service
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A friend of mine had booked hotel rooms for her boss on one of the…Continue

Tags: travel portal, customer service

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jitendra Gursingh Jun 21.

Is your startup making the world a better place ?
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A few days back, I was browsing…Continue

Tags: club, bite, startups, food

Started this discussion. Last reply by asha chaudhry May 29.

Pre Order 'The Blueprint'
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We had launched FINQA, a fee based financial…Continue

Tags: money, finance, personal, book, startups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Abhik Prasad May 2.

Introducing StartASip.com - Fund your goals.
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It's been slightly more than a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Abhik Prasad Mar 28.


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Abhik Prasad replied to Manas Pattnaik's discussion Teaser deck strategy for angel and countering sniffing from fake angels.
"Hi Manas, Yes, a teaser high level idea deck is ideal for most investors who reach out to you. Only after you speak to folks and get a second meeting is when you should start sharing more details. The reason why most folks ask for an initial deck is…"
Abhik Prasad replied to Nishchal Par's discussion What do you do after shutting your business?
"Nishchal, I can relate to what you are probably going through. Try and take some time off and travel...maybe go to Goa and hangout with Asha for sometime...:) In the meantime try and think about what you really enjoyed doing...take a look at some…"
Aug 18
Abhik Prasad replied to Mubaid Syed's discussion 8 lessons learnt when I almost raised my first round of funding
"This was almost painful to read Mubaid :( I hope you guys aren't shutting down LazyNinja. Btw, if you don't mind, could you share the amount of money you were looking at raising ? We are trying to solve most of the problems that you…"
Jul 30
Abhik Prasad replied to asha chaudhry's discussion ASK ABHIK about Starting Up/Idea Validation/Marketing
"Hi Sunil, Congratulations on startup. It's great that you took the lean startup approach and bootstrapped fast :) Here is what I would suggest: 1.) Forget about the biggies - Stay small and focus on just Dwarka at the moment. Build a reputation…"
Jul 30
Abhik Prasad replied to asha chaudhry's discussion ASK ABHIK about Starting Up/Idea Validation/Marketing
"Hey Ashish, Congratulations on your new venture. At Finqa, one of the most common questions we get is "Which stocks should I buy?" - This app should be able to help a lot of those folks who are interested. Check…"
Jul 29
Abhik Prasad replied to asha chaudhry's discussion ASK ABHIK about Starting Up/Idea Validation/Marketing
"Hey Animesh, It's an interesting product you have out there...However it's a B2B product and I am guessing architects / designers will be your key clients (they will be recommending use of this in their designs) Unfortunately, I am not…"
Jul 27
Abhik Prasad replied to asha chaudhry's discussion Care for some Value Added Pao (VAP)...?!
"See...entrepreneurship runs in your genes...its time you turned Paopreneur in Goa ;)"
Jul 24
Abhik Prasad replied to asha chaudhry's discussion ASK ABHIK about Starting Up/Idea Validation/Marketing
"Hi Ruchik, Are you offering a single app which will have multiple vendors selling their products on one mobile marketplace ? Or are you offering the facility of creating individual apps for vendors so that they can have a mobile presence ? With the…"
Jul 10
Abhik Prasad replied to NIKHIL CHANDRA's discussion How to Monetize Fashion Brands Co. through Equity Dilution ?
"Hi Nikhil, here is an alternative thought...If your sales and profitability projections are robust, have you considered bank funding ? With this way, you will not dilute equity and can hold out for better valuations in the future. Or you can look at…"
Jun 25
Jitendra Gursingh replied to Abhik Prasad's discussion Rethinking Customer Service
"Whattay post and whattay a"
Jun 21
Abhik Prasad replied to Keerthi Kadam's discussion What else can be sold for Rs.100?
"hmmm...are you trying to do a fiverr for india ?"
Jun 19
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Abhik Prasad's discussion Rethinking Customer Service
"Abhilk, I wrote this 3 years back: A few weeks back I invested a princely sum of money to buy my Airmax 2010 Nike shoes from the flagship store in San Francisco. Last week, just before traveling again, I washed my shoes and was aghast to see a big…"
Jun 14
Nitin Binhani replied to Abhik Prasad's discussion Rethinking Customer Service
"Not really surprised, far too many companies suffer from inside-out operations (meant to satisfy internal organisation rather than being customer-centric). Little wonder that companies with average or poor customer experience lose half their…"
Jun 12
Amit Arora replied to Abhik Prasad's discussion Rethinking Customer Service
"Good one Abhik !! Agreed that companies should always think of Support as a Profit Center instead of Cost Center. "
Jun 12
Abhik Prasad replied to Gurudatt Nadiger's discussion eCommerce: Do you know the seller's story?
"Yep, it will definitely help potential future sellers get a reality check and get off the rose tinted glasses. However, I don't quite agree that buyers are ruthless... some of them will be unethical but most of them are looking for a good deal…"
Jun 12
Melbin Thomas Jose replied to Abhik Prasad's discussion Rethinking Customer Service
"This is a real pain point for any consumer in India and customer service of all companies are pathetic. Just got off the phone with my mobile phone customer service who couldn't even understand my problem Me and my team working toward a…"
Jun 12

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Abhik Prasad's Blog

The Humans of New York

Brandon Stanton is a street photographer in New York where he takes portraits of people from all over New York City. He is also popularly known as HONY, which is short for the name of his website 'Humans of New York'. Its filled with slices of life in NYC and wildly popular…


Posted on March 3, 2013 at 7:31pm — 6 Comments

The Experience is Everything

This year, my birthday present came early.

On friday afternoon, a friend called and asked me to reach Nizamuddin Station by 6:30 pm (On being asked why, he replied it was for some confidential ‘office’ work and would explain later) Since I trust …


Posted on October 30, 2012 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Starting Up ?

Read this interesting article in the Economic Times about how people find it difficult to quit their jobs despite being miserable and planning for a long time.

Yes, I am all for following one’s passion and doing what they love but the mantra should be taken with a pinch of salt, especially in this day and age when…


Posted on February 8, 2012 at 12:44pm — 1 Comment

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