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Ashish is passionate about making impact at a bigger scale using technology and helping people build technology driven businesses. He has been a techie, entrepreneur, and an early stage tech VC. Ashish actively advises startups globally and assist them through innovative strategy, growth planning and cost & complexity reduction. Ashish believes in process + possibility based thinking. Ashish holds MBA from Kellogg School of Management and MEM degree from McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.
At a young age of 26, Adam Draper wears multiple hats. From working in a startup to starting a company, founding an accelerator program and now starting a Bitcoin fund, it seems he has done it all. When I met him earlier this year, he speculated that Bitcoin will hit $1000 before the year end, […]
22 December 2013
“To design and deliver products that improve the health and incomes of the 4.0 billion people living on less than $4 per day” This mission statement captures the impact that D-Rev, a 10-people non-profit based in San Francisco, wants to create across the world by combining latest cutting-edge technology with design thinking principles. Two of […]
19 December 2013
Compass – Maximizing Business Success by providing dynamic benchmarking via 30+ data sources startups to CEOs, CFOs and Founders to identify problems, set and prioritize objectives, allocate resources and control results Bjoern and his team are working hard in an open space office in the heart of Silicon Valley. Bjoern’s ambitions and vision are grand. […]
4 December 2013
In January, 2013, I met Yonatan Raz-Fridman, Co-founder and CEO of Kano Computing, in London. During our brief conversation, we discussed many things, but one thing that particularly stayed in my mind was his passion for building a computer that any child could assemble. A computer that anyone, anywhere could use to learn to code […]
26 November 2013
Kunal Sood is an exemplary model of where the western value of true grit meets the eastern ideal of being the change. Having lived across the world from New Zealand to New York. What exactly does it take to be a change-maker in our world? Is it skill? Luck? Hard work? Is it a combination […]
2 November 2013
Former Facebook executive, Net Jacobsson; former Horizons Ventures Board director for Summly, Spotify and Siri, Frank Meehan; and SparkLabs (Korea) co-founder, Bernard Moon, will invest across Asia, Europe, Israel and the US. SparkLabs Global Ventures is launching a new $30 million seed-stage fund that will invest in early-stage companies looking to rapidly scale their innovations. […]
24 October 2013
Configuration management and software deployment are well-recognized problem for all the companies – whether it is a 5 person startup or 10,000 + people company. There are multiple options currently available in the form of public, private and hybrid clouds, which increases the headache for the IT department to manage the complex configuration and deploy […]
6 September 2013
Raymie Stata is a visionary technologist who has contributed in multiple ways to the technology world, via development of Hadoop within Yahoo! and played a key role in spinning that project in its current form. Over the last few years, Hadoop has changed the way in which companies in various industries consume Big Data to […]
30 August 2013
Deepak Jeevan Kumar is a principal at General Catalyst Partners and invests in cloud computing, big data and cyberecurity. He recently wrote a post on forbes.com titled “The App Economy: A Ticking Cybersecurity Timebomb”. Here is a link to that article.
23 August 2013
How often do you read an app review like the one captured above from iOS App Store for the app RadarCast Pro? This amazing app, along with a handful of other weather apps,is the brainchild of Raghav Gupta, Founder and CEO of WeatherSphere. Whether it be tornadoes and thunderstorms in the mid-west, hurricanes in the […]
16 August 2013
“I want to build things that might last 10,000 years.” Who says so? Redg Snodgrass, a kid who grew up in Oklahoma, a mid-western state in the US, with no roots in computer industry, but now championing the technology of tomorrow. Redg Snodgrass comes from a very humble background, but when he first arrived in the land of opportunities, Silicon Valley, he found what aligned with his calling in life.
13 August 2013
ELEO is a leadership conference that was held on August 5thfor aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. The main goal of ELEO is to host annual conferences that feature leadership advice from founders, investors, CEOs, and innovators. ELEO conference is targeting the intersection of entrepreneurship and leadership.
7 August 2013
SF New Tech is the Bay Area’s largest, longest-running, and most-loved monthly technology event and networking mixer for people who can’t get enough of technology. The crowd is mix of people, but common denominator that they have is the passion for technology. The main highlights of event included: Talk by Jeremy L. Wallenberg, Director of […]
21 July 2013
Visionary leadership – What does these 2 words mean for the startup founders in early stage? How do VCs in the Silicon Valley describe these words? How important is the chemistry between startup and investors? How important is for startup founders to sell their dream to the investors?
6 July 2013