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The Product Software DNA - Don’t Chase the Money

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 19:56

Everyone knows that building software products is different from the software services business. It takes a different kind of entrepreneur and a different kind of team to build a successful product software business. What I call the product software DNA. In a series of 4 posts I have been sharing our personal take on what it takes to be a product software company founder. Here’s the fourth in the series.

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The Product Software DNA - Part 3 - Focus

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Thursday, 06 March 2014 15:21

Everyone knows that building software products is different from the software services business. It takes a different kind of entrepreneur and a different kind of team to build successful product software, what I like to call the product software DNA. In a series of 4 posts I am going to share my personal take on what it takes to be a product software company founder. Here’s the Third.

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The Product Software DNA - Part 2 - Imagination

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Monday, 03 March 2014 13:17

Everyone knows that building software products is different from the software services business. It takes a different kind of entrepreneur and a different kind of team to build a successful product software, what I like to call the product software DNA. In a series of 4 posts I am going to share my personal take on what it takes to be a product software company founder. Here’s the second.

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The Product Software DNA - Part 1 - A “Junoon”

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Monday, 24 February 2014 00:00

Everyone knows that building software products is different from the software services business. It takes a different kind of entrepreneur and a different kind of team to build successful product software, what I like to call the product software DNA. In a series of 4 posts I am going to share my personal take on what it takes to be a product software company founder. Here’s the first.

 

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No VCs is a Blessing in Disguise

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Monday, 18 November 2013 00:00

No VC is a Blessing in DisguiseEvery so often I meet other start-up founders and entrepreneurs, I hear a common refrain about the lack of interest by VCs, the royal ignore that many budding entrepreneurs get from the VC community. This is especially true for those budding entrepreneurs with business plans who have been chasing VCs so they could get started.

It am often tempted to say, do you really need big money (read VC) to set up or grow a business?

Let me start by saying that I am not advocating not taking funding support. My submission is merely that lack of this support need not be the reason to not go ahead with your business plan.

It seems now that we have almost completely forgotten how to establish a businesses without a VC bank-rolling us. Not so long back (15 years?) the breed we now know so well as VCs did not exist in India. And yet we did manage to establish businesses many of whom have become icons in their industry segments.

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