Startup questions

Will I get invested soon?


Can you connect us to few investors?


Will the investors look at our traction and get impressed?


Should I approach investors then or wait?


But I dont have funds to bootstrap?

Pause and work part time too

Can the investor manage to give me at least money for me to do basic startup pre-requisites?

Common if you want to be an employee, then do that.. why you want to be an entrepreneur.

In nutshell individuals should not confuse entrepreneurship as another form of employment given by investors


Why did I stop growing?

Samuel was worried that he has not been growing in company for quite some time..

One day the HR calls him

HR  ”so.. dear.. last day for you”

Samuel ”i knew it was coming.. so ”

HR ”all the best”

2 days later Samuel is sitting near the sea shore, seeing the waves of see hitting the stones

Samuel has drops of tears ánd murmurs ‘serious fail entity I am”

there he is suddenly pushed by a kid

The kid burst out laughing at Samuel

Kid ”Uncle.. dont be so grumpy ok.. you have cute face, good eyes.. so handsome.. why you are crying”

Samuel ”with whom you came?”

Kid ”mom.. and she also keeps cribbing at home”

Samuel ”why dont you cry?”

Kid ”Mom said if I cry.. she will crib more.. and I dont want her to keep cribbing.. so no tears for me”

Samuel ”I want to ask you a question?”

Kid ”yes?”

Samuel ”do you feel you are growing every day”

Kid who is aged 9..  laughs and retorts ”every day same subjects but new topic..  new questions.. new answers.. so it is fun and at times I do not know the answer and teacher asks me to google and explore answers”

Samuel smiles.. he has got the answer

Samuel offers kid an icecream

Kid ”Mom..says do not take anything from strangers.. ”

Samuel ”do you feel you have grown?”

Kid ”i have not reached your height.. nor my mom”s so.. ”

Samuel returns back home..

Samuel ”is the challenges I failed to take, got complacent.. didnt experiment or felt I should need a help? I myself can grow as everything is within me.. google too exists.. so what i failed.. let me again get to school and learn more. Maybe I should seek opportunity where I will learn a lot”



Machine Learning

Samba ”why is Gabbar asking mathematical formulae so often. like how many existed, when is Holi etc”

Jose ”Samba.. relax.. I understand you have reborn and have a problem in mindset that you were Samba in last life..  I also watched that movie Sholay for you.. but you are in USA dear.. not in India’

Samba ”not really sure.. but I guess the machine learning started from that film’

Jose burst laughing

Jose ”an ace data scientist like you with a mental block of being reborn and now you tell you got inspired by Samba of Sholay?”

Samba ‘see in that movie.. Gabbar was trying to make robots of human..  he didnt want No for answer… he wanted automation.. he wanted intelligence in them…. he wanted guy like me to intelligently know what he wants”

Jose ”oh i see… so how you can know what I want?”

Samba shows him one report…

Jose ”hey common.. you cannot do this to me”

Samba bursts laughing

Jose ”how the heck you got to know that I still wet the bed at night and facing a disorder”

Samba ”Jose… machine learning is all about intelligently tracking you, your behavior, your pattern of search.. your likes, your dislikes, your comments in various social sites.. and then even your shopping pattern”

Jose ”these companies.. do they leak the data”

Samba ‘god knows.. but why were you searching diapers”

Jose sheepishly ”seriously it is becoming costly.. why cannot they come up with low cost diapers for senior citizens like me”

Samba shows him another report…

Jose ”wow.. all research on diapers.. what the heck it is..”

Samba ”In Sholay movie,  Gabbar understands Thakur’s strength and weaknesses.. he knows his hands are his power.. so…”

Jose ”so what…”

Samba ”Gabbar cuts his hands….”

Jose ”it is ridiculous analogy…”

Samba ”dear.. all are using machine learning only to cut each other’s strengths ok.. and understand weaknesses”



Dear All,

This is to inform that soon bloggers will be replaced with automotive bots.. the bots just need  your theme genre, characters, the theme highlight, the location, the sponsor products and that is it…  a blog gets created automatically.

At at event Joy is bashed for this and all mention ‘creativity cannot be replaced with automation’

Joy ‘i agree.. hence this product is creatively designed to replace individuals and that way you will get interesting stories from the blogging product’

Maria ”is it not trying to push automation into heart of people’

Joy ”do you know we dont need clerks..  we need nothing.. just program an annual expense projection and map all your credit card to that product.. at each swipe, intelligently it will go to various budget category.. and no need to worry on tax returns.. it will do it for you’

Maria ‘so in nutshell creating more jobless folks’

Joy ‘common.. mechanism of planning life too exists.. automation can make your heart think and fall in love to only ones whose chemistry matches.. IoT interventions you know.. so…

Rose ”Joy.. wish you had done this before.. at least we both could have saved ourselves from not being with each other for even 1 day”

All burst laughing

Joy ”automation.. will do everything.. ”

Maria ”are we wishing to have robots coming as babies from womb?”

Joy ‘not really but there is a mythology belief that Abhimanyu was taught how to get into war when he was in womb.. the Indian mythology so”

Harish ‘he got caught and died too”

Joy ”innovation begins when a research fails…  just imagine your kid programmed by you”

Sofia ”Joy.. the conference ended way back.. all left.. why you so obsessed with automation”

Sofia suddenly sees a softened Joy..

Joy ”see the whole industry wants automation.. so am going by the trend.. however I feel the beauty of simplicity is being lost.. the hardwork becomes meaningless.. all want 24/7 zombies..”

Sofia kisses Joy in his lips..

Joy ‘not sure.. if this too will get automated one day”

Both burst laughing


Evidence based Entrepreneurship

If wishes were horses, all the assumptions we take during journey of entrepreneurship, would need to come out true.

Assumption is nothing but hypothesis. So evidence based entrepreneurship is all about providing results about the assumptions set.

Now a fiction

A sweet little boy believed in love. He undertook entrepreneurship quest to make love an essence in every one”s life

assumption : if a human has heart, the heart has to fall in love.

he took a sample of 1000 local individuals and found 20 not fallen in love yet but all others had experienced love at least once.

the assumption was working right..

now to prove next..

assumption: all lovers will gift at least once to their beloved

alas here he found 600 were one sided lover.. from 380 left outs, only 40 gave roses to their girl friend, 100 best wishes, 240 just took their lover for granted..

now the boy got a bit curious..

so out of 40 who actually gave rose,

he felt from 1000, only 40 was monetizable entity

means only 4%

but there his girl friend lara rushed and gave an insight.. from 600 one sided lover.. all purchased rose at least once to give to their girl friend or at least sigh and shred the petals in dispair..

wow now 640 samples seemed positive..

so next the guy decided to own huge lands and planted flowers left right and center.. and began exporting.. and now an ace exporter.. also angel.. the guy teaching evidence based entrepreneurship..

absolute fiction.. passion framework just tries to explain entrepreneurship theories in entertaining way.


Sign of old age

A white streak of hair (Side locks) and white streak of hair above..

white haired guys.. all ok with us..

sign of old age is where we either think of gracing and embracing old age gracefully

or just forget about those hair streaks and just go ahead and color your hair

and hit the gym and keep feeling youthful always..

startup DEMO precisely focuses on OLD AGE woes and has over 100 aunties and uncle uniting and identfying opportunities to defeat old age ..(No sex, No romantic endeavors.. it is all about clean companionship in group celebrating happiness together..

DEMO has got funded recently and needless to say the founder LISA is also greying but has defeated it through oodles of fish curries, crabs and it seems eating sea food can defy ageing.. she looks so beautiful even though she is 40.


Gift to someone

Gift to someone

Not by money

Not by articles

Not by ornaments

Not by real estate

But by insurance policy

Gift someone the same

For not today

But for future

(Have observed many parents in US living with no insurance policy..  no risk cover.. they have come as guests to meet their kids and.. no cover.. why so.. not sure.. but unless we do not change our own mind set to care for people genuinely, all these mother’s day, father’s day, valentine day, brother’s day, father’s day everything gets meaningless as the intention has to be genuine care and love.. it needs to be through helping that individual get secured eventually.

Entrepreneurs in quest of building companies at times neglect their families. so please do take care of your family well.


Social Media marketing

If wishes were horses, every word has a potential to get VIRAL..

STARTUP MANTRA for day is ”just keep pushing.. you will find your own space”

Twitter Guru Joy put this and had 100000 likes

Raj Mark put it and he has 100 likes

Rahim put and had 0 likes

What makes the difference

Guru has many connects, trusted followers and fans.. and yes at times uses paid service too 🙂

RajMark has multiple family friends so gets an assured 100 likes

Rahim is a new entrant, not knowing what is best for him, so he just decides to ask Guru to push his page.. he tags along Guru… soon his one liners too get noticed

Rahim ‘Guru.. you can create news out of nothing”

Guru ”yes.. I just made a news item AMAR AKBAR ANTHONY return back again and it has got over 200000 likes

love can sing

Love can sing in a bathroom

Love can sing in an empty room

Love can sing in an open garden

So whomsoever falls in room,

one of the symptoms is to

catch them mumbling in bathroom, open garden or an empty room

and with dabs of smiles, selfies and bliss ful thought of

receiving some sweet nothings in form of song from their beloved

so what if the lyrics only has word love and hugs and kisses

whatsoever they are.. still they bring blush to face

and a heat filled to want more of such words as lyrics in a song



Why do startups fail?

Startups is not about only getting right founders, right mentors and right incubators to scale up, but it is more about a research on arriving at a business model for an idea. The business model needs to be a paying one or impactful.

We find multiple startups imitating and the clones too get successful somewhere only because the investors prefer investing in safe bets.

No one risks an innovation till it is proven. This leads to innovation moved back to government funded initiatives or individuals who are seriously committed to innovations and give grants.

Almost startups globally fail as any thing in excess becomes a waste. How many startups can we have in mobility space or e-commerce or wallet or anything for matter. The unique differentiator is missing

What should be an ideal cost of experimentation?

Create a market base through need and subsequently just have 1 feature MVP (Minimum viable product feature) and push it in market.. If it succeeds, you add more modules.

Startups fail because of too much focus on either technology or marketing and the right balance is missed out.. Apart from that for strange reasons mentors/advisors are paid /not paid at all.. or even in board, may get may be 0.5% etc, so it is not a lucrative proposition for them.. So next time another startup gets into a graveyard, it is not because an entrepreneur failed, it is because the market validation was inadequate and the competency skills to scale it up needed more attention.