step 1: eliminate paperwork

(step is a series of blogs to document the process of building ez. this is step 1)

Today is the 11th of June, 2023.

I just finished a work session in VR using Horizons Workspace on Meta’s Quest 2. I still have some more things to do (including writing this document), but the headset tends to only work out for about 45 minutes after which it feels suffocating and sweaty. Apple has recently launched its more comfortable $3499 Vision Pro. I’ll wait for another 6 months before deciding on my next headset.

Seizing Lokal Opportunities: How to Win in India-3

In the dynamic world of Indian internet startups, Lokal has emerged as a promising app targeting the India-3 market. With a unique value proposition and a focus on solving specific problems faced by this cohort, Lokal presents an intriguing opportunity for investors. In this blog, I will explore Lokal's potential by delving into the background of the Indian internet landscape, analyzing the market overview of content, social, and commerce apps, and uncovering Lokal's right to win. Additionally, I will examine the cost vs. revenue dynamics across India 1, 2, and 3 apps, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in the market.

Building Red Cable Club

Red Cable Club (RCC) is a premium loyalty program created by OnePlus India to reward and retain its most loyal customers. The program is built on the pillars of exclusive, premium, and valuable, and includes a tiered membership program called Red Cable Pro, offering partner benefits including Uber Executive, Spotify Premium, and Amazon Prime. The program has been successful in generating revenue for OnePlus while creating an engaged community of loyal customers.

The Way Forward for EdTech Funding in India

Despite the downturn, EdTech continues to be an attractive investment opportunity for venture capitalists. The sector's growth prospects remain strong, driven by the increasing adoption of technology and online learning, rising demand for upskilling and reskilling, and the growing number of K-12 and higher education students in the country. According to a report by Blume Ventures, the EdTech market in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 39% to reach $10.4 billion by 2025. While I doubt they will concur with their report now and are likely to focus on alt sectors, the macro indicators underlying the EdTech investment outbreak in 2021 are still positive.

Building Flipkart Ads Academy

With the rise of e-commerce, digital marketing, and data analytics, it has become increasingly important for B2B businesses to invest in training and education platforms that can provide their employees and partners with the skills and knowledge they need to stay ahead of the competition. This is where Flipkart Ads Academy comes in - a comprehensive learning platform designed specifically for advertisers and agencies looking to succeed in the world of e-commerce.

A Tryst in the Nam

Our trip to Seoul didn't go exactly as planned... Just a few days before we were set to depart, our flights were unexpectedly changed by the airline, Vietjet. The lead up to the travel days was stressful. As a result, our trip to South Korea had to be cut short by 3 days, and we ended up making an impromptu trip to Vietnam instead.

Up Next: Seoulful Days

As the end of the year approaches, I find myself eagerly anticipating my trip to Seoul this December. After a long month of tough days at work, I am more than ready for a, as they say at work, "well-deserved" vacation. This will be the second trip abroad this year for Rhea & I, after visiting the beautiful Maldives earlier in February. We can't wait to relax and explore the vibrant city.

On Gratitude & Pride (आभार और गुरूर)

बचपन में, मुझे आभार व्यक्त करने में बहुत कठिनाई होती थी। "आपके पास जो कुछ है उसके लिए आपको आभारी होना चाहिए।" - टीचर ने कहा, हमने सुना, लेकिन तात्पर्य समझ के परे था | अक्सर ऐसा प्रतीत होता था, की आभार व्यक्त करना अमीरों का डिपार्टमेंट है | मेहेंगा टिफ़िन नहीं था, नए जूते नहीं थे, साइकिल नहीं थी, "Scholastic" से किताबें खरीदने के लिए पैसे नहीं थे, तो आभार किस बात का? आभार के भार की रिक्ति को अक्सर गुरूर से भर लिया करता था |

Where is Ethereum headed?

Crypto is booming - as per the metrics we've chosen to see

You may have heard about the meteoric rise in the total market capitalization of cryptocurrencies. Maybe you also know that Bitcoin’s price has gone up by almost 3900% since the start of 2017. But what you may not realize is that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Besides Bitcoin and Ethereum, there are currently over 1,500 different cryptocurrencies available—and their collective value continues to soar higher by the day. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of just how massive this boom really is:

What is Draftt? – An Introductory Rant

Before I start bombarding this blog with posts, we must make the drawing board public. If you’re reading this, you probably came here scrolling through my blog, redirected from LinkedIn or Medium, or most likely – I forced you to read something in this blog by appearing on your feed (or DMs) way too many times to ignore. Just as we wonder what is more probable and more likely, and how probability and likeliness differ from each other, let me apologize for ranting. I am sorry you’re having to read this. Please bear with my rant, as I try to lay down why I’m writing things, who I’m writing for, and how you can benefit.