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  • Happy Holidays!

    Another year comes to a close. Well, its not ‘yet another year’ for us. This December 31, marks the completion of our first year of operations. We could make you cringe by pulling a PR spin on how we were the bestest to happen since sliced bread. But then, it’s…

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  • Being a business founder!

    It sucks. It sucks ass if you are the only founder and you just don’t code. At least, this is what conventional wisdom about startups has taught us. Nothing is more important for a founder than being able to make the right decisions at an appropriate time, to propel their…

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  • The Great Startup Robbery!

    (This Initiative for select startups  is closed) Are you a startup that is looking to build your product through an external agency? Head to ContractIQ for pre-curated list of agencies (look for ‘validated agency’ icon). Once you found your shortlist, write to us. For select startups with great potential, we shall offer…

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  • ContractIQ’s experience with Quora – Early stage business development for startups!

    We had a great conversation on Sunday (OCC – Open Coffee Club, Chennai – A volunteer startup group that meets every 1st Sunday of a month) regarding sales/business development hacks. Here’s about one that I have had reasonable success with. Many of you hear know about Quora as a great…

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  • Taking stock and new features!

    Its been 75 days since we took ContractIQ to the public (No. We did not quietly pull an IPO stunt as you were cogitating to solve world’s hunger. We are just talking about opening to the public)! We could have waited for another 25 days to take stock. But heck!…

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  • Announcing – ‘Friends of Startups’ Initiative

    (This successful initiative is now closed. Goto https://contractiq.com/ to refer a dev shop) We love startups. We have a bias for the brotherhood from the trenches.In fact, ContractIQ loves startups so much that we have built a whole new platform for people to recommend service providers for startups. We are working really…

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  • Startup Culture

    The Startup Centre (Chennai) had asked me for my opinion on ‘HR Policies for a startup’. I shared some thoughts. Here is a capture of some key ones. As we say, a startup is an experiment set out to prove a set of hypotheses. Once they prove them, they transform…

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  • Social Media – Inconsequentials, Losers, Winners and Trialblazers – Who are you?

    We all are fans of Techcrunch (or what it was earlier) and I discovered a thought provoking post on “Fit & Finish” through a Techcrunch article on lean startups. The essence of the article, is that getting in front of millions of audience is not as difficult as it used…

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  • Our Story

    As the Founders of ContractIQ, we have been both buyers and sellers of outsourced IT services for about a decade. After having consulted over 300 small and medium businesses and having managed several F500 outsourcing programs, we realized that the data, information, tools and methods available to F500 firms for…

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