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Dear founder #8: moving fast, intellectual honesty, and tapping into the “unknown unknowns”

As investors, we enjoy many of our discussions and interactions with founders – probably a good thing – and often gain much happiness (even excitement) when, after “following” founders and … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #7: Thinking global from day 1

One of the happy things in my day-to-day life is that we are increasingly seeing founders who are thinking global from day 1.  Substantive thoughts about building a “global” company … Continue Reading


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Dear Founder #6: on weather-proofing again (with a note on strategies for the unexpected tornado) ….

  Dear Founder, We feel the need to speak about resilience and being weather-proof again (our part 1 – “building strong and weather-proof companies” – is here).  For those of … Continue Reading


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Re-imagine: products, policies, digital transformation, machines vs humans

As we move into a new decade, it is worth asking broader questions like “what does our world need”? We’ve just sent out an investor newsletter discussing how the world … Continue Reading


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Great founding teams – a revisit

[An earlier version of this post was titled “Builders of the world, design and surf once in a while!”] As 2018 draws to a close, we reflect on how we … Continue Reading


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Nuts and bolts #2: 9 delightful things about product-market fit

A lot of ink has been spilled on “product market fit” but we are still very often answering Qs about this and so we are going to jot down a … Continue Reading


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Being long on innovation – part 2: Thriving under the shadows of giants

[Addition on 24 Oct: adding a link to an a16z blog-post published not long after on the same topic highlighted in point 5 below, that selling in the early stages … Continue Reading


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Dear founder #3: building strong and weather-proof companies

We invest to support companies building for the long term and so we are very interested in founders who want to build long-lasting and strong companies irrespective of the state … Continue Reading


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Nuts and bolts #1 – 8 things about Term Sheets

Yes – fundraising and Term Sheets. Something many founders have to deal with. We often get asked about this. And we find ourselves saying to founders more often than not … Continue Reading


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What an investment decision mean to us

As venture capitalists, we are in the business of seeing and reviewing hundreds and thousands of business plans of young tech companies looking for their first or second round of … Continue Reading