After the spurt in cloud-driven SaaS from 2015, the software industry is undergoing another seismic shift with the capabilities of Generative AI (GenAI), fueled by billions of dollars invested in creating Large Language Models (LLMs). While companies like OpenAI building the infrastructure layer made AI the buzz this year, vast opportunities for innovators of all […]
In the fast-paced ever-changing world of startups, it is tempting to see corporate governance as a “necessary evil” – an overhead which impedes progress – but the truth of the matter is that good governance can be a powerful lever for value creation.
I still remember the day when we got our 1st customer in my last startup. It was a lovely rainy day in November 2013 and it came with a terrific feeling – it felt absolutely amazing; almost akin to the 1st kiss. And after 2 years of honeymoon – they churned. I felt crushed, hollowed, […]
All businesses are people businesses. With the right team, founders can cruise towards North Stars and tide over cash crunches. At CloudCherry before, and now at Uniphore, I have seen that encouraging teams to play together helps the company stay together. I have always been a big believer in small stories. That is how I […]
SaaSBoomi Caravan kicked off this week, starting with a CIO Panel discussion on September 20th with leading SaaS CIOs from the valley. Carter Busse from Workato, Eric Tan from Coupa, Klarissa Marenitch from Hippo Insurance, and Prasad Ramakrishnan from Freshworks offered an insider perspective on their experiences of buying and using SaaS products, plus some […]
A trillion-dollar manifesto reframing the SaaS opportunity for India As India celebrates 75 years of independence, it offers us an opportune milestone to introspect and reflect on the India SaaS journey so far and to contemplate our future. Over the last decade, the rise of SaaS has been both dramatic as well as transformational. Almost […]
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Numbers in their absolute form are just meaningless digits. But, when sliced and diced with context, they can tell stories of growth, slowdown, success, misfires, efficiencies, challenges, and whatnot. Coming from a consulting background, Siva Rajamani is someone who has lived most of his career with numbers. He is currently the Co-founder and CEO of […]
My career as an IT consultant began in London in 2000 right at the height of the dot.com bubble, when I was 22 years old and fresh out of university. For most of us, our first job determines our career trajectory, luckily for me, I ended up in the right place at the right time. […]
Employee Stock Option Plans or ESOPs as they’re more commonly known, are employee benefit plans which offer employees a stake in the entity. These plans are just options that could be purchased by the employees at a specified price before a deadline. There are defined rules and regulations laid out in the law that employers […]