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
I didn't get into crypto, I got into blockchain - as a means to an end. The end is building a better media future. Blockchain as a technology enables a different incentive structure and systems design, empowering different business models, ultimately helping build this better media future. A future where a handful of companies don't … Continue reading Why I got into crypto
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
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
Substack - Fancy WordPress or Twitter 2.0? And, do so many newsletters really mean better content?
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
Irrespective of our individual political and social beliefs
Ed-tech has had covid tailwinds and a flurry of entrepreneurial and investor activity - but are children really learning?
"Ah Kalki is back with one of her videos""Oh is she? All these girls will share it and give her, her two minutes of fame""Haan, acting nahi hui toh ab yehi karti hai""What's wrong with Emma Watson man? Why can't she just concentrate on looking hot?""Yeah what's with all her namesake (read fake) feminism? All … Continue reading Why feminism is for you, me, and everyone else
Hello, winterSun's rays through the haze like shards and splinterNight stretching taut,Below the flyover, the skinny girl with blue toes does rotCosmic ocean, an infinite skyAs they converge, an amber horizon liesNight is witness as benevolence stands guardThe chill leaves her soul untouched, body marredDew greets the petal as dawn breaks,Numb from the cold, every … Continue reading Winter