What colour is your startup’s moat?

The purpose of this blog is to provide the startup CEO with a framework that captures learnings from successful competitive battles. I believe this framework should (1) Help entrepreneurs shape their business model such that it enjoys impenetrable competitive advantage or a large barrier to imitation (2) Encourage entrepreneurs to alter capital and resource allocation to feed and widen the barrier to imitation (yes they need to be fed and protected – more on that below) (3) Help better communicate the same to their employees and investors as they align on a business strategy (4) Avoid ‘Grow or Die’ mindset which leads to ‘Grow and Die’ results

Winning the Online Marketplace – Part I ‘Importance of the Supply Side’

 Over the last 4 years as a venture investor, some of the most exciting moments include interactions with entrepreneurs hustling to launch & scale disruptive marketplace businesses. Each of these meetings have fundamentally revolved around two important questions for the entrepreneur - (1) The ‘Chicken Or Egg’ problem, which is essentially asking the question – … Continue reading Winning the Online Marketplace – Part I ‘Importance of the Supply Side’