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M&A: Why small exits matter? The big value of small exits (#iSPIRT-OEQ)

iSPIRT Open Ecosystem Questions(OEQ) Series. The conversation around this exciting session was lead by …Continue

Tags: and, acquisitions, mergers, exits, startups

Started 2 hours ago

All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.
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Ask any investor who has engaged with 100s of companies, and they will tell you that the plans they begin with, are almost always never the exact plans that they eventually build their successful…Continue

Tags: business, failure, Entrepreneurship, Startups

Started this discussion. Last reply by jolly jose Aug 9.

Why do investors & experienced entrepreneurs advise startups to focus on ONE THING?
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Because 99 out of 100 folks who try to do more than one thing fail.Focus helps startups concentrate their efforts and resources on doing one thing well. Even if that does not work, because of the…Continue

Tags: entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, pitching, investors, startups

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal Jun 22.

What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
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1) A good value proposition will get you attention, but does not guarantee retention. For retaining customers and getting 'repeat purchases' you need to deliver a great product. Just the promise of…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Saraswathi Pulluru May 22.

 

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Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

M&A: Why small exits matter? The big value of small exits (#iSPIRT-OEQ)

iSPIRT Open Ecosystem Questions(OEQ) Series. The conversation around this exciting session was lead by Sanat Rao (iSPIRT) and the speakers were Jay Pullur (Pramati Technologies),…See More
2 hours ago
jolly jose replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.
"there is a new group also started on Linkedin - Ready to startup again...would include those who started up and failed or succeeded and want to startup again"
Aug 9
Harry replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.
"my 2 bit The idea is the superficial level-needed but one has to move on The problem or the challenge is where we come to know if the idea is worth the salt relevant & actionable advice"
Aug 8
Gunjan Kejriwal replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.
"we have been live since 4 months ! we have verified certain assumptions ! at the same time we have missed a few ! so tht makes the product incomplete ! now we are addressing tht ! taking a step back and analyzing is most important i feel ! so agree…"
Aug 8
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

All successful startups are great examples of learning from failures.

Ask any investor who has engaged with 100s of companies, and they will tell you that the plans they begin with, are almost always never the exact plans that they eventually build their successful businesses on.Failure is not a negative in the ‘Startup scenario.’ It merely means that some of the assumptions did not hold true in the marketplace, and hence we dumped it and we did something else. In that sense, the earlier conceived model failed, and we pivoted to a different concept;  product;…See More
Aug 8
Navin Kulkarni replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion If you had only 1 minute and 1 slide to describe your startup to investors, what would you do?
"Great post Prajakt. It reminded me of an answer by Jimmy Wales I had read long ago. I searched it for few minutes now and glad to have found it again :) Here the link to original answer. http://qr.ae/4V9jB Question : What are the things we…"
Aug 7
Girdharee Saran replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What parameters do investors use to decide on an investment?
"Thanks for Sharing this, Prajakt! What role does complimentary skills play in deciding the quality of team? "
Jun 30
Alok Rodinhood Kejriwal replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion Why do investors & experienced entrepreneurs advise startups to focus on ONE THING?
"good. Although your poster above makes no sense Better to have taken a classic image Putting a "Stamp" (that too of poor quality image) makes THIS SINGLE MINDED POST also confusing -If you know what I mean."
Jun 22
Amar Shah replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion Why do investors & experienced entrepreneurs advise startups to focus on ONE THING?
"Very true, also as its more or less a one man show or few people its better to focus on a thing and get quicker results on that !!"
Jun 18
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

Why do investors & experienced entrepreneurs advise startups to focus on ONE THING?

Because 99 out of 100 folks who try to do more than one thing fail.Focus helps startups concentrate their efforts and resources on doing one thing well. Even if that does not work, because of the focus and attention, they are able to smell the failure earlier, and can then plan the pivot and refocus.If you do more than one thing, your resources and bandwidth is shared. Your efforts do not carry the same weight that a focused effort can. And, in the midst of the chaos you tend to ignore (or…See More
Jun 18
Saraswathi Pulluru replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
"Good Read Prajakt. My 2 cents -  In politics and life, it is the ability of how well you can take people along with you determines how far you go. AAP and AK are severely handicapped in that respect - not everyone who disagrees with you is…"
May 22
Sanjay Banerjee replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
"vow"
May 17
Nikunj Bubna replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
"10 Practical Lessons Modi's Staggering Victory Teaches Me: 1. Money can be your biggest weapon, so don't ever be underfunded 2. Anything can be sold if marketed/ packaged/ advertised well 3. Start preparing early & Strike it when its…"
May 17
Raghavendra Kopalle replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?
"Good one, few more to add.1) Taking a mammoth head on was a bad idea. For a startup, survival is key and it was foolhardy for AK to go for a head on collision with Modi. Even Modi contested in 2 places, that too for strategic reasons. None of the…"
May 17
Prajakt Raut posted a discussion

What can startups learn from the mistakes of AAP?

1) A good value proposition will get you attention, but does not guarantee retention. For retaining customers and getting 'repeat purchases' you need to deliver a great product. Just the promise of saying  that 'My product is better,' without demonstrating why it is better, is not going to work with the customers, even if they are desperately seeking a better product than what they currently have.2) Stop criticizing and start delivering. If consumers already know that they are currently forced…See More
May 17
Prajakt Raut replied to Prajakt Raut's discussion The Coalition Event at the Buddh International Circuit - Adrenaline pumping
"Alok, TC a platform for folks with businesses in the creative sectors (architects, artistes, designers, music platforms, event organizers, illustration studios, dance schools, etc.) to understand aspects of building and scaling up their business.…"
Apr 1

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