Author: Aric

  • Investors with Vision; Oxymoron?

    I recently found myself engaged in heated debates with a few of my friends and acquaintances about Angel Investors (the real and the wannabe), Venture Capitalists, Incubators, Bankers, etc. One of the things said, which resonated with me, was the following: “An Angel Investor or VC is looking for companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google. […]

  • Hitting the big 40

    So. Here we are! tomorrow (or tonight, around 2pm IST, if you count based on my exact birth date and hour) I turn 40. I’m still alive, and kicking. I once thought that by the time I turn 40, I will surely have at least 2 children. But after some setbacks I’m now well on […]

  • A stack for the apocalypse

    Or Afristack, as I call it. I was approached by a wonderful person recently who wants to end death from hunger. What I liked in his approach, besides the fact that it mirrors my own philosophies about helping neglected communities, is that it does not give handouts to the poor. Instead it educates them on […]

  • When is a business plan needed?

    I saw this question today on a forum in LinkedIn and decided to write this quick post, about when exactly a business plan is needed. One of the participants in the discussion even suggested that VC’s should be more trusting of entrepreneurs, which caused me to scoff and cough. Anyway, here’s how the world really […]

  • Apple lets Ive design iOS 7? Is Jony Ive really that good?

    Apple lets Ive design iOS 7? Is Jony Ive really that good?

    What can I say – Personally I thought the iPhone 3G was the peak in quality of iPhone design by Apple. For me, the iPhone 4 and 5 were a huge step back. Sadly, the durability of the device was sacrificed for a futuristic look, despite making the phone impractical and super fragile. At least […]