Sandhya Hegde is a General Partner at Khosla Impact Fund, an emerging market investor who backs transformative tech companies with social relevance across India, Africa and US. She is based in Silicon Valley.
3rd Mar 2015
Who's the best seed money in India?
30th Aug 2013
CEOs: are you using the right metric to run your business?
19th Aug 2013
As a female entrepreneur how do you pitch a room full of male VCs effectively?
7th Dec 2011
Somebody please ask my customer to behave - with Eric Ries, The Lean Startup
Eric Ries, Author, The Lean Startup - #2 on the New York Times Bestseller. Eric addressing Stanford's entrepreneurs questions at Palo Alto.
30th Nov 2011
Dialysis: Opportunity In Indian Healthcare Sector? And Kent Thiry
Entrepreneurs in the Indian healthcare sector often lament the lack of paying power amongst those who need health services the most. Kent pointed out that market forces determine healthcare in India.
Social & Green News
23rd Nov 2011
iOS or Android? And Accessible Systems
iOS or Android? Most aspiring application developers I meet have one question on top of their Q&A lists - iOS or Android? Steve Marks, a Stanford graduate who built the simple, elegant Shotgun app, claims that the key question is who are you selling to?
27th Oct 2011
How do I prepare to meet VCs?
Many of my entrepreneur friends put off meeting VCs or potential sources of money because they are not sure how prepared they are. They are guarded (and rightly so), but to win the game, you have to first play. So you had an idea and you got your friends to start working on it with you. You incorporated a company and now you have customers. Paying customers. Congratulations! There are many questions you need to answer – right from how much money do you need, when to raise it and whom to raise it from. But this article addresses a smaller problem. What do you need to know to set up your first meeting?
3rd Oct 2011
Sharing too much of your Business Plan?
Are you revealing too much or too less information as part of your business plan. How much is good enough? Do you have a non-disclosure agreement?
20th Sep 2011
Do you know your market size?
This is not a trick question. Good data is scarce and difficult to come by if it even exists in India. Add to that the need to make sweeping assumptions in new use cases and it’s possible that a start up has little idea what their addressable market size really could be.
11th Sep 2011
How to Pitch a Business Idea
A simple idea captures the imagination. It’s clear, compelling and memorable. Google == Search. Naukri == Jobsite