Since joining Kleiner Perkins in 1980, venture capitalist John Doerr has helped fund Intuit, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and a host of other well-known tech companies. Many of them utilize a goal-setting system Doerr calls “OKR”. Nowadays, OKRs have become the de facto methodology for technology leaders to plan quarterly results…


The complete guide to technology partnerships for early stage, growth and mature companies.

Partnerships have been the cornerstone of allowing companies to expand networks, product lines and brand footprints. Technology companies have historically leveraged partnerships to catalyze the scale and stage of their company to reach new heights. Strategic Partnerships are difficult to implement and require a certain consultative finesse. …


Nimay Parekh

When considering product rollouts, there are literally a dozen frameworks that one can consider when isolating priority within qualitative and quantitative data. Frameworks vary by stage of business, product type, customer type, willingness to pay and accessibility to data. …


Nimay Parekh

The average SaaS company spends a disproportionate amount of time acquiring customers. Compare this to only 6 hours on average over its entire lifecycle on pricing. Acquisition is an essential metric to demonstrate growth and consistency in product interest. However, it is also a core driver of vanity…


Nimay Parekh

Artificial intelligence’s (AI) influence is engulfing large corporations with data and, more specifically, predictive inferences and automations are going to be the wave. Static analytics have hit an inflection point, whereby core AI technologies are providing better accuracy, latency, concurrency and stability to everyday processes, systems and computations.


Nimay Parekh

The past five years has seen the rise of on-demand startups. Companies, providing services from food to rides, have seen an influx of venture funding and clones in various markets. Crunchbase put out a sharing and on-demand universe map awhile ago, showcasing all the different companies split by…


Nimay Parekh

Does anybody know the prototyping story of a common household item that took everyday US household by storm? Every family bonded over cracking the Rubik’s cube, with both kids and adults spending endless hours in their engaged efforts to crack the pattern recognition puzzle. The inventor: Rubik Erno.


Nimay Parekh

Too often, I hear entrepreneurs trying to be the first movers in a market. They worry about hitting the market quick enough. Concerns are usually voiced around competition, elimination or disruption. Competition concerns include other startups moving faster to the market and taking market share. Elimination concerns include…


Nimay Parekh

When we launched Belleds Technologies in 2013, much of the market for smart homes was nascent. Surely, there were companies that were building products that were innovative, but many have closed doors or shifted efforts to new verticals/ products in the effort to find market and scale fits…

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