In this instalment of Iron Pillar’s “The Big Picture” set of conversations, I spoke with Sandeep Johri, a successful serial entrepreneur, technology executive and now CEO of Tricentis, a leading automated software testing startup. In Part I of my two-part conversation with Sandeep, […]
As part of Iron Pillar’s “The Big Picture” set of conversations, I had the chance to speak with my good friend, and member of the Iron Pillar Network, Dan Decasper, GM at Pure Storage. He discusses his remarkable journey from his […]
As a VC, I am often asked what I look for in entrepreneurs before making a decision. It’s really a combination of the team, technology (key differentiators), traction (market adoption) and a massive market. People are the number 1 criterion. […]
I often say that I have the best job in the world. The reason is simple – I get to interact with brilliant, aspirational entrepreneurs on a daily basis. And if I can retain a certain percentage of what I hear (I call it the “coefficient of suction/retention”), then I am smarter at the end of the day than I was at the beginning of the day…every day!Sreevatsa Prabakar of Servify.
Servify is a fast growing SaaS company in the device lifecycle management and technology-enabled post sales service domain. Headquartered in India, with offices and customers around the world, the company primarily works with leading mobile phone brands, retailers and telcos […]
There is an old saying – ”it takes a village to raise a child”. I would argue that the same is true for startups. The entrepreneurial journey is often a long and treacherous one. Eventual success or failure of a […]
It was late 2019. Anand, Ashok and I were brainstorming about the next steps in our journey at Iron Pillar. We had closed our maiden fund with $90M in commitments in mid 2018. The Fund was fully committed to eight […]
The number 2020 will be etched in our collective memories for the rest of our lives, and probably will be talked about for decades, if not generations. Hindsight will indeed be “2020” as the ultimate benchmark for everything temporal, going […]