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Anand Daniel is a seed/early stage venture investor with Accel Partners. He writes his personal blog - ananddaniel.com and can be reached on Twitter - @adanie2. All opinions expressed here are entirely his own. Inputs regarding various services mentioned in the article should not be considered as an endorsement by the author or the organization he is associated with.
Increased connectivity and the spread of smartphones over the past decade have completely transformed Indian commerce. As more and more Indians get access to online services, they become accustomed to buying online – from books and tickets to smartphones, TVs, electronics and increasingly grocery and daily goods. Over time, the dominant business model of e-commerce […]
10 Jun 2015
It is more than a year since we took a close look at the education investment landscape in India. In this post and a couple of subsequent ones, I would like to cover the following: Quick update on investment landscape in education in India How do we split up the education sector and market potential […]
05 Nov 2013
I get this question from time to time from people who are looking to move to India from the US and other parts of the globe. These are very qualified people but the fact of the matter is. for more mature startups, most of these senior roles are already filled.
08 Mar 2013
The Economist recently ran a special report on India which was highly informative. I particularly found “A Billion Brains” to be a great summary of the education scene in India. One aspect called out in the article was the humongous skill gap that we have in India. Here is the gist of it. The current […]
10 Oct 2012
Recently, I had the chance to be one of the judges at a startup competition. After the event, I was thinking through whether these competitions are helpful to the participating startups and if so how. Overall, my conclusion is that these competitions are indeed helpful but the startups needs to be strategic about picking the […]
01 Jul 2011
Now that India has reached the top of the rankings in all forms of cricket (One day, Test and T20) after the splendid cricket world-cup victory last Saturday, I’m sufferring from acute CWS (cricket withdrawal syndrome). To take my mind off cricket, I went to Instapaper and was catching up on my reading. I came […]
05 Apr 2011
I had the pleasure of attending a very informative round table discussion on Monday on Intellectual Property (IP) in India organized by Zinov Consulting and NASSCOM Emerge. There was representation from academia, large multinational corporations, IT companies, startups, IP specialists and startup investors. As you can imagine, being a VC investor, this is a topic that […]
23 Feb 2011