Category Archives: Gyan

Want to build a successfull startup? Go for Minimal/no funding.

These are great days to be at Mobisy. Today, I was reviewing our financial performance for year 2017-18. I realised we maintained our 3x year on year growth. But most eye popping realisation was the fact that Bizom has more revenue than Grofers, UrbanClap and Snapbizz…. combined (all similar age businesses as Bizom) ! We […]

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Citius, Altius, Fortius

In many ways, 2016 was a watershed year in history of Mobisy as well as for me as a person. We got a belief in ourselves that we can build and sell SaaS products in India scaleably and profitably. Our customers showed great faith in us by giving us references in abundance. This reinforced our […]

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A sureshot formula to build a successful startup in India

Lots of people will tell you that building a successful startup is hard, and more importantly, that there is lot of uncertainty. We at Distiman are a team of successful entrepreneurs. We devised a formula which will make you successful 100%. Sharing our know-how with larger community so we can build millions of successful startups […]

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The accelerator with a Difference !!

If you know me, you know how much deep rooted suspicions I have with accelerators in general. I used to associate Microsoft Accelerator with Bizspark and free Azure credits. On top of that this was Microsoft .. (Even my laptop has Ubuntu .. should I say more?). Even with this deep rooted bias, Microsoft Accelerator […]

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5 things that will make you a data driven organisation

After more than year of successfully deploying automation in all sorts of brick and mortar companies, I wanted to share some of the learning I had. First of all, why automate at all? What is wrong in pen and paper .. Answer is, nothing. Automation works best when you would like to scale up fast […]

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Product Managers, 5 reasons why you need to know how to code.

During last 13 years of my professional life, I came across many who call themselves pure technology product managers who have very little understanding of how the underlying technology works. While I have nothing against them, here is why I think knowing how to code really really helps especially in startup settings. I know the […]

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Hiring for startup? How to attract “Crazy geeks”.

Let’s assume that you figured out the business, and core team challenges of a startup. The next in line is scaling up and one of the biggest challenges in scaling up is hiring. As a startup you have basic 3 thumb rules while hiring 1. You need the best possible talent 2. You can’t pay […]

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SMS based apps, killer content delivery mechanism ?

What’s great with SMS as medium? It’s one medium that can reach all the mobile users without any issues of handset compatibilities and so on It’s a push mechanism by definition It’s offline (lesser spammy than a voice call) It’s extremely cheap (at least in India) What’s not so great? It’s very difficult to make […]

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Is there a business model for a downloadable app

Every now and then people talk to me about converting their kickass idea into a downloadable mobile application. The reasoning goes that “Everyone is going  to use it”.  Well here is some light on the actual data from app stores so far. I have taken some reference data from, readwriteweb and pinch media. As […]

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The Art of debugging

An average developer is someone, who can write code, once explained what to do and how to do it. A good developer is someone, who can implement something, once told what to do (he can figure out the how part) An awesome developer given business goals,  can also figure out what to do. But a great developer […]

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