How to communicate with an OPD Partner?

Having spent 14+yrs working exclusively with start-ups and being a part of product development life cycles for over 30 startup products, I have observed reluctance from founders to outsource the core engineering part of their product. When I tried to dig out the reasons behind their reluctance most feedbacks pointed towards communication overhead, pace of the development and deviation from the expected outcome. But when I analysed further, I realised that those were only the consequences of the communication gap which in turn is a primary concern.  Continue reading

Best Ways to Select an OPD Partner for a Startup

Having spent a considerable time on the other side of the table, and being evaluated for the role of OPD Partner by 50+ startup founders, I have learned some of the clever ways to hire the best suited Outsourced Product Development Team for a startup.

This blog of mine is an outcome of all the experience I have gained from my decades of working with some of the best minds in the industry. So, here are the Best Ways to Select an OPD Partner: Continue reading

How to hire and manage your start-up team?

My recent trip to the states culminated on a high note.  The start-up space is abuzz with activity and a slew of brilliant concepts are raring to break new ground in their domains. What’s more exciting, is that a lot of non-technical entrepreneurs are taking the plunge into the tech start-up waters. Continue reading

Top 4 Questions To Answer Before Product Scaling!

On a recent trip to Europe, a prospect meeting reinforced a notion that I held to be important anyway! While most founders are quite confident in their product development capabilities, when it comes to scaling many of them are fundamentally unclear over how to go about it.

I have come across many entrepreneurs who believe that scale is something they need to factor in, at the very beginning. Be it their MVP or a major milestone release, I see most of them scurrying over the product scaling quandary from day 1. Unfortunately, this leads most of them to fail. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons Why Startups Fail

I’m no VC, but I’ve been running a company that helps startups build products for the last 12 years. We’ve worked with 60+ startups during this time – some exited through profitable acquisitions while some shut shop. But in the process, they’ve given me a few interesting insights. Some of these should be valuable to entrepreneurs starting off with their own new ventures.
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