• 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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  • You’re not entitled to scale! (And we’re launching!)

    “Dude, seriously?” That was the reaction of  a well-meaning member of the local startup community, when I walked in for a meetup & happened to show him the launchrock page of ContractIQ. “[tweetherder]Is there really no line of code behind that launch page?[/tweetherder]” I guess he had made a mental…

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  • 365 Startups

    (The initiative has been closed for registration) Did you #365Startups yet? There are two seemingly two worlds – Post-accelerated startups and Post-funded startups. But can they be more common, in their struggle to build? One is building to test product-market fit and the other is testing product-revenue fit. In the…

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  • The conundrum of legacy – Outsourcing case studies!

    Think about it. Would you prefer to get your product developed by a team that has unlimited case studies that are relevant to you or the one has impressive engineers but just one or two case studies? Intuition would guide you the former. But[tweetherder] if you are a start-up, you don’t…

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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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  • The second best way to find a great dev agency – A guest post by Shabda Raaj

    (The best way obviously is to talk to ContractIQ.) So you are a startup! You are looking to hire a dev agency. You find one which is a good technological fit and a good cultural fit. Now, you want to vet them by asking for references. “Let us talk to…

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  • ContractIQ for dev agencies

    We started ContractIQ, so that it get’s easier to discover the right dev agencies. So what makes it tough now, that it has to be made easier? Noise: Think of the ways you promote your dev agency now. Twitter, FB, Quora, GitHub, Stack, LinkedIn, SEO, Ads, Sponsoring events etc.? All…

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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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  • 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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