On 25 July, Forbes headlined the Yahoo buyout as the “saddest $5 billion deal in tech history.” This is heartbreaking indeed. Throughout my childhood in the 90s, Yahoo was the king of the net, and today it is anything but. So, is there something that we can learn as startups from this classic fall-from-grace story?
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There are certain critical things that all start-ups must do in order to stay in the game. These points are part of the bigger goal of ensuring your start-up succeeds and delivers the returns to you as an investor. Unfortunately, many start-ups often put these points on the back-burner in their earnestness to work on daily operations.
In this piece I will not go into a detailed analysis of the merits and demerits of the Start-Up India initiative because enough has been written on the subject, but suffice it to say that it has failed to meet expectations. My endeavour here is to find answers as to why this programme and many others of the Modi government fall short on delivering on their promise, despite what photoshopped images on social media might lead you to believe.
Today, entrepreneurs are everywhere. You're all doing your own thing and are masters of your own destiny. You're the CEO, the accountant and even the recruiter; you set your own hours, and maybe work longer than you did at your corporate job. Rings a bell? Well, all this might be true, and it makes you an entrepreneur. But it doesn't make your company a start-up!
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