Fin-tech disruption – how to trust the borrower?

Lending - how to trust the borrower? A lender trusts the borrower by having some due-diligence and checks/balances. This is what the banks and financial institutions have been doing since their inception. So, the critical piece boils down to how to do the due-diligence because that will determine the fraud and credit model for any … Continue reading Fin-tech disruption – how to trust the borrower?

Podcasts: VC and Tech – Investments

A thorough list of podcasts that fit well to understand VC and tech-investments. *Podcasts on VC* A few “staple” podcasts on tech and the markets - MarketSnacks Daily - http://www.marketsnacks.com/podcast-marketsnacks-daily/ Recode Decode- https://www.recode.net/podcasts Decrypted - https://www.bloomberg.com/podcasts/decrypted a16z - https://a16z.com/podcasts/ Pro Rata Podcast - https://www.axios.com/tag/pro-rata-podcast/ TechCrunch Equity - https://techcrunch.com/tag/equity-podcast/ Function - http://functionpodcast.com/r/podcast/ There are also some great podcasts that focus on VC and … Continue reading Podcasts: VC and Tech – Investments

Product/Market Fit Score?

I learned some really interesting pieces about product companies - how to optimize your product-market fit? can it be improved? is it constant? can you even measure it? Yes, you can measure and you can optimize it and it's a never-ending process. Some key takeaways: 0. Companies that struggled to find growth almost always had … Continue reading Product/Market Fit Score?

Humane Technology?

I like the message behind this TED talk by Douglas Rushkoff about 'humane' technology and how are we focusing on being technology first than human first. It's a good reflection on me being in impact investing, investing in future of work and future of learning. Is being human in this digital age is unsexy? What … Continue reading Humane Technology?

Investments in Consumer Tech

"Technology changes but the people remain the same." I found this presentation by Andrew Chen, from Andreessen Horowitz very fascinating and still very grounded. While evaluating and looking at consumer tech companies, I think these are three core investing parameters to consider: new platforms hitting the scale existing consumer behavior "slingshot" opportunities to scale Areas … Continue reading Investments in Consumer Tech