Ritu Raj

Founder of @Objectiveli and @OrchMail, EIR at SpringVC (@sidecarsf), Founder @WagHotels, Partner @Accenture, Founder Avasta, VP at TMP http://rituraj.us/

Self-Destructing Email

Imagine messaging in Mission Impossible be a reality for email. "If you choose to accept this mission . . . this message self-destruct in 5 min"


Founders have the abilities to scan a complex and uncertain environment, and gather a team that can set out to reach a destination that may be barely visible in the distance. Founders make hard decisions quickly, even in the absence of data, and have the determination to trade short-term pain for long-term gain.


In 2015 Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no vehicles. Facebook the world’s most popular media owner creates no content, Alibaba, the most valuable retailer has no inventory and Airbnb the world’s largest accommodation provider owns no real estate.

I like people in the abstract.

Excerpt from an interview of Marc Andreessen by Kevin Roose.

One of the themes that I picked up in reading about you is that you don’t have necessarily the warmest bedside manner. I think you said at one point, “I don’t like people.”

I like people in the abstract.

On the individual level?

On the individual level I don’t know. The jury’s out.

Publications edited by Ritu Raj

Stories from behind the scene of Entrepreneurs, VC’s, Deal Making, Angel Investing, Meetup’s….

Its kind of absurd, the relationship I can have with my pets

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The Forgotten

Everything arises in Language, yes including the Web

Existentialism for Entrepreneurs by Larry Fisher

Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

She turned around and said “I am a white girl and I am Privileged.”

So non-white are not privileged?

Are all shiny objects built on the blood of other’s

Is there any value of human dignity?

A snippet of an article about Dubai from the Independent:

Eating with Hands

Why Do Indians Eat With Their Hands?

If you visit India or visit an Indian friend’s home, you’d probably be surprised to see people eating with…

My belief in Vedic Astrology

Correlating your lifes events based on an interpretation of the solar systems for 1000's of years,

Truth, then, or Beauty is not independent of Man?

When Einstein met Rabindranath Tagore

The meeting of Einstein and Tagore in 1940, and the dialogue that…

What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up?

Its more like running a marathon — all the way uphill, without any markers and end!