TiE Bangalore organized two excellent talks this month. The first one was from Michael Moritz of Sequia Capital who is doing an India tour currently and the second was from Deep Nishar, head of Google India. I could capture Michael Mortiz’s talk but when I tried to do the same for Deep’s talk my N70 would’nt let me do it. I hate it when devices take a mind of their own and do not do things which you ask them to do. I tried to do the noisy reboot several times but that just helped me gain more embarrassment as the guy who kept making noise. I would have really like to have the second talk recorded as it was an excellent talk where Deep described about the culture of innovation which is a part of the DNA of google that is crucial for Google’s stellar succcess.
Michael’s talk was very good as well, I should say it was rather stories about how founders are very key in building great organizations explained with the examples of Apple, Yahoo, Google and Youtube. He drew parallel among all these companies saying that they were all started by 20 somethings and built a product that they wanted for themselves and all funded by Sequoia in a a very early stage. Quite impressive the way Michael told these stories but I just hope that all the 20 something in the audience don’t let themselves believe that Sequoia in India is going to the very same thing, reality is quite different. Did you say Nazara yeah I know but that is not quite the same as what Micheal talks about.
Michael’s talk here
The first time I read this: “the culture of innovation which is a part of the DNA of google that is deterimental for Google’s stellar succcess.” – I was wondering what’s detrimental about the culture of innovation! Seems like ‘deterimental’ is one of those innovations 🙂
Thanks for pointing out the mistake, it was my bad. I was typing at break neck speed and incorrectly used detrimental. I have corrected the post now.
moritz certainly is an interesting man to listen to — and not just because he’s associated with sequoia. the twenty somethings at the tie talk may not have much to look forward to at the moment, but my guess is that sooner than later, sequoia will begin to do what its known for in the valley — support startups. if they dont, you can kill me 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed listeing to moritz the only thing that I took issue with is him (or sequoia india) not doing a very early stage kind of funding especially to radical ideas by 20 somethings and claiming otherwise. Atleast I have’nt seen any example so far.history does not gaurantee place for an event in the future so we might as well see some such investments in the future.
There is denying that sequoia is not doing in helping support startups.
point taken. you might find the latest issue of businessworld interesting. the cover profiles startups. it doesn’t do justice to the entire community but it’s a starting point. no sequoia there but plenty of other faith investors.
Are you referring to web 2.0 entreprenuers article ? Will I thought it was a very badly written article. To my big surprise I found that it was written by Rashmi Bansal whom otherwise I like very much because much of her writing is excellent and her insight into Indian youth is bang on.
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