Writing I revisit often :)

As of 08/22, will aim to update quarterly If by Rudyard Kipling (poem)Vienna by Billy Joel (song)1984 by George Orwell (book)Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas (poem)The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (book)The categories were made for man, not man for the categories by Scott Alexander (article)This is water by David … Continue reading Writing I revisit often 🙂

Distribution is web3 consumer’s #1 problem

Nearly every web3 startup founder I talk to, talks about distribution/ go-to market/ BD being their biggest challenge. We agree on problems but do consumers care enough, to actually buy the solutions? For e.g. do web3 projects/ devs really care about on-chain databases? Do consumers really care enough about protecting their data and identity? Specifically … Continue reading Distribution is web3 consumer’s #1 problem

Learnings from a (failed) social media startup – part 2.0

So, I tried to start up. It failed. I wrote about it all in my last post here. (If you read only of these posts, read that one). I’ve often been asked the questions “Why? Why do you think it failed?” and “What did you learn?” I don’t think our failure or learnings were extraordinary or … Continue reading Learnings from a (failed) social media startup – part 2.0

Musings from a (failed) social media startup – part 1.0

In 2020, I co-founded Comet. I was a first-time founder - pretty sure I was building the next big social media company because I was ‘solving my own problem’ and ‘doing things that don’t scale’. I was convinced that I was ‘building a 10x better product than existing solutions’, and that I just needed to … Continue reading Musings from a (failed) social media startup – part 1.0

The case for, and against, under-represented minorities hiring

I know, I know.. this is a touchy topic, and the proponents on both sides usually have had deep personal experiences, warranting their strong emotions on this subject. I am not a researcher or diversity specialist. I'm a woman, a feminist, and I have often debated this, with people on both sides. I write this … Continue reading The case for, and against, under-represented minorities hiring