Tag: Money

Few Poor decisions

Few poor decisions can kill a start-up: A food tech business went from boom to almost bust

A Mumbai-based food technology start-up, is staring rolling down, who could raised Rs 152 crore from various marquee investors In the past 18-odd months.

Losing Indian Rs 2.5 crore a month on an average, it was only left with Rs 18 crore at the beginning of this year, and has now run out of options.

No one wants to buy it, nor any investor is willing on funding the company. It’s only for a life of next six months, unless it can get funding or sell.

What happened to this blue-eyed child of the start-up ecosystem?

The slide started in late last year.

Over-hiring, a common mistake for start-ups: it had to fire 300 employees…

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Best Business Books

Last three years, Pathfinders select books they think are the best read for you. Some of these may already be on your radar, but others you might have missed.


How to Be a Power Connector

Author: Judy Robinett

Subtitle: The 5 50 100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network Into Profits

Why we like it: As somebody who is often overwhelmed by people who want to “connect” with me, Robinett’s system of differentiating between levels of contact was truly a revelation. It’s one of those books we wish we had read two decades ago.

“For you to become a master of strategic relationship, you need to do more than just connect, care, and add value (although those elements are the most basic requirements of any relationship).

You need to,

pinpoint the relationships you will pursue and nurture;
reach beyond just friends, family, and profession and build a wide network of…

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