• Are All Accelerators Decelerators?

    Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for over 30 minutes and I don’t recall having made such an impassioned argument. I almost felt like it…

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  • Don’t build a minimum viable product

    Don’t get me wrong. I am indeed a fan of fast iterations on product, as professed by the lean startup principle. But, the success of a term, like in the case of ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP), often results in loose interpretations that often go squarely against the original intent. I…

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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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