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Anshu Sharma
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Venture Partner and EIR at Storm Ventures
Venture Partner and EIR at Storm Ventures

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Why We Invested in ProsperWorks CRM
With so many CRM products in the market, I was not looking for a new CRM startup. But when I met Jon Lee, the founder and CEO of ProsperWorks, two years ago I thought he was on to something big by solving the biggest, unsolved problem of CRM: Sales people h...
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Riding with Nutanix from Day Zero
What I learned from angel investing I am the luckiest guy in the world. I met Dheeraj (CEO) during my years at Oracle more than 10 years ago, and Bipul (Board Member) during my years at IIT more than 20 years ago. When Bipul reached out and told me that Dhe...
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Engineer’s Guide to Picking an Early Stage Startup
What I wish I had known 10 years ago One of the questions I often get from engineers I mentor is how do you decide on what early stage startup is worth working for? Often, this is long before you have paying customer logos or big name venture funds with sub...
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Amazon: The Company with a 100 CEOs Cannot Be Stopped
A company with a 100 CEOs can do anything. Amazon appears to be a unique success when it comes to not just the success it has achieved but the diversity of businesses it has succeeded in — from online retail to web services, and the march continues into man...
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Go forth and multiply — your apps.
There’s a new wave of reporting focused on the post app era. The Recode announces “ App Boom is Over ”. Quartz points out how most users  never download any apps . Let me be very clear:  The App Boom is Not Over . The reporting on this topic made me think o...
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When Free is Not Really Free
The Free Basics program which has become a topic of intense debate thanks to the tweetstorms by Marc Andreessen — is a stroke of genius. The program is called free, it sounds like free, and it is “free”. Yet, it is not  truly  free — for it comes with many ...
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The Stack Fallacy: Why Big Companies Keep Failing
Stack Fallacy has caused so many companies to attempt to capture new markets and fail spectacularly. When you see a database company thinking apps are easy, or a VM company thinking big data is easy — they are suffering from Stack Fallacy. Stack Fallacy is ...
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When do SaaS Startups get M&A Offers?
There are many points along the SaaS startup journey where its ripe for M&A from acquirer perspective: Sell before it rots. Sell when ready to cook. (Image by Karl's Dambrans on FlickR  ) Product Market Fit (<$5M in ARR):  Your startup is in a new or adjace...
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Not a Live Blog of WWDC!
This is not a live blog of WWDC. You have found your refuge on the internet. FlickR Creative Commons Peace.
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