Before you start your startup

One of the best things about running CutShort is that we get to see so many early stage startups. The innovative ideas and energy in the founders is very refreshing. But sometimes we run into the founders that seem to have taken the plunge a bit too early. Starting up is a huge challenge anyway… Continue reading Before you start your startup
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Banning Amazon and Uber won't work; let's help each other ?

In 2016, while the world seemed to look inward (e.g. Brexit, Trump), it’s great that we Indians managed to largely remain a liberal lot. We Indians retained our firm belief in free markets and unanimously voted against anything that threatened the level playing field. We shot down clever monopolistic ideas such as Airtel Zero and Facebook… Continue reading Banning Amazon and Uber won't work; let's help each other ?
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Our hiring lessons

Like many of you, we have spent a fair time in hiring & faced several challenges. So many calls, so many meetings -most have yielded nothing. But recently we were able to hire someone in just 3 days flat, from start to finish. Upon reviewing the process we discovered some hiring hacks that we inadvertently used.… Continue reading Our hiring lessons
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Why we didn't raise funding early on

Are you guys funded? Everyone loves to ask this question. People at startup events, college buddies on WhatsApp groups and even co-passengers on flights. And sure, I get it. In the world littered with umpteen startups, funding reflects a certain external validation and “seriousness” of your venture. So nothing wrong with this question, really. But… Continue reading Why we didn't raise funding early on
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