Mahesh has shared the entire conversation with NextBigWhat and he also decided to name her (i.e. no masking in the screenshot).
Mahesh Murthy is a known VC in the startup ecosystem and recently a friend of a Mumbai-based woman founder has come out and written openly of “What Mahesh offers especially to girls for getting their startup funded”.
Try not to be the X of India. Try to be the yourself of the world. This is easier said than done, both because we have a long entrepreneurial history in India of building copy-paste businesses, from independence till now.
For all the rest, though, what we need is patient capital, not impatient capital.
“Stylistic punctiliousness must not get precedence over what needs to be expressed with unvarnished honesty”
It’s going to be rough times for a bit, but there’s going to be a new equilibrium.
In the midst of all there was one shrill voice that stood out starkly for its vitriol. This voice belonged to Mahesh Murthy – part-time marketer, part-time investor and full-time resident gadfly.