A Look at Early Stage/Angel Investment Mindset in India

Early stage venture capital investing in India appears to be the flavour of season. There are funds being set up from $5m to $30m in size. Some are proposed to be set up by angel investors, some by former executives and investment bankers while others by successful entrepreneurs. Some are likely to be supported by government linked institutions, some by international investors and high net worth individuals. I recently had occasion to meet with some fund managers of these proposed funds.

Facts & Myths in Indian Local Search Space [Insights from an Insider]

Majority of online users continue to Google for local information. Vertical portals are busy optimizing their site for search engines, so that they could appear at the top or at least on the first page for most of the user queries. All of them vie for your attention and try to trick you to their respective sites. What’s the point? There was a problem of finding local information, but Google has solved it (yes, the same text search engine you use for searching porn). 60-80% of the traffic for all local search sites comes through search engines (primarily Google). Majority of these users come to such destination portals for a need based query. They are not in a mood to explore your site.

Tech Around WWWorld: Playdom Acquired by Disney, Firefox 4 Beta 2 Released

Android has released licensing service enabling app developers to secure their app from being pirated. This licensing service operating real time over the network provides more flexibility in choosing license-enforcement strategies, and a more secure approach in protecting your applications from unauthorized use, than copy protection

Micromax X600

Micromax has launched X600 DUAL SIM touchscreen phone that enables SIM access using gravity sensor! What this means is that you can change the SIM card by rotating the phone.…

MakeMyTrip Files for $100mn NASDAQ IPO

MakeMyTrip has filed with US regulators for an IPO and plans to raise $100 mn  from the offering. We earlier mentioned that MMT was planning to file an IPO in…