Time to Build or Time to Finance?: In April, Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) declared: “It’s time to build.” But in January, it asserted that “every company will be a fintech company.” Which philosophy reigns supreme? It’s a laudable goal—giving employees a chance to buy a home, or offering retail investors a look at significant upside. But right now, these platforms still work best for large shareholders looking to sell and institutional investors with access to company financials willing to buy. One white-shoe secondary broker recalls a pre-IPO founder who had quietly cashed out enough of her stake to build a $15 million house, yet maintained a corporate policy denying secondary liquidity to her employees—a power imbalance that remains all too common. … [Read more...] about If entrepreneurs and VCs want to build, we first need to rebuild financial markets
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In the circumstances highlighted above, it would appear a fair argument that the state should move to a city that does not have the disadvantages of Mumbai and can provide an improved and inclusive working atmosphere. The city to select should be more centrally located, have a nicer weather, well-connected by land and air and decently provided for the living population. … [Read more...] about Seven reasons why Maharashtra should have a new capital
"Before they go on our store, all apps are reviewed against the same set of guidelines that are intended to protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers. Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search," it said in a recent statement. … [Read more...] about xCloud, Stadia… Why is Apple barring major gaming services from its App Store?
Fail fast Last but not least, when it comes to launching a new product, you can never be certain if you’re going to succeed. As an entrepreneur, that’s a risk that you have to be willing to take—especially in quickly changing and uncertain times like these. As Michael Jordan said, “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.” In today’s world, this sentiment could not be more relevant. Establishing product market fit is perhaps one of the hardest things for a new offering, so focus on the feedback and listen to your customers . . . and always remember that we learn something in every mistake and failure! … [Read more...] about Yes, you can launch a new product in the pandemic. Here’s how
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