VC Cafe Turns 9

Last week LinkedIn reminded me that it’s been 9 years since I started VC Cafe (Dec 2005). Several people sent their congratulations (thank you btw), and it reminded me it’s been a while since I blogged regularly. I prefer springing into action rather than being sentimental, but I thought a little summary and a selection of highlights may inspire someone who is thinking about blogging to share their thoughts through this medium. Continue Reading

Want Your Startup To Appear in TechCrunch? Lean Marketing Hacks for Startups

How to get the first users to your startup and spread the word using growth hacking techniques. Continue Reading

From a modest $200 million in bi-lateral trade in 1992 (when diplomatic relations were established), India-Israeli trade surpassed $6 billion in 2012-13. This number is projected to double with the passage of a Free Trade Agreement. Continue Reading

How to find an international MD for your startup

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It’s no secret that the London startup ecosystem is booming. It’s incredible to see it from the vantage point of Campus – new startups are created every day, and the slightly more mature international startups from the US and the… Continue Reading

Words of Encouragement for European Startups

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The Eurozone is in crisis – GDP numbers point to the worst recession since 1999 and major economies are shrinking. That said, the startup ecosystems are growing and have lot to be optimistic about. I urge founders to also consider the good news and take on a more positive outlook based on “this is water”‘ by David Foster Wallace. Continue Reading

Inspire and invest in our innovators

The UK has everything it needs to build great startups. Talent, money and ideas, the trinity of startup success, are all present in the UK.London has the largest venture capital and private equity industries in Europe. The city’s cultural vibe attracts global talent, and the UK enjoys far more public sector support than the US. So what’s holding back the UK from growing successful startups? Continue Reading