Aakash Rajasekaran

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How to Make Your Startup Introduction Email Simple, Clear and Awesome

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We encourage Techstars companies to perfect the way they introduce themselves. An introduction is the first sales touch point. Make it simple, clear and awesome.<p>To start with, master the etiquette of forwardable email. Make subject line …

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Could a Little Startup Called Diffbot Be the Next Google?

In tech journalism, it’s inadvisable to call any company “the next Google.” It’s almost always breathless hype or marked naïveté.<p>After all, people …

Stay Scrappy and Skeptical: 9 Rules for Startups

How I turned no clients and no prospects into a thriving business.<p>Last month my company celebrated its six-year anniversary. We were the classic start-up story in many ways: no clients, no office and no prospects. The only thing we had was a vision of what we wanted to create and the steadfast …

Is "Lean Startup" right for your idea?

The conventional view of lean startup ideation methodology is to identify a problem, test your riskiest assumption with a certain success criterion, …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

The Best And Worst Gadgets Of 2013

2013 was a heady year: a time of hope; a time for sadness; a time for twerking; and a time for doge.<p>But it was also a time for gadgets. As we wait for 2013 to come to a close and hope for brighter things for the year to come, here’s a look at the gadgets we loved, the ones we hated, and the ones …

The Rise and Fall of a Promising Start-up

Everpix, the two-year-old photo storage and organization start-up, will shut down, thanks in part to a $35,000 bill from Amazon.<p>Photo-sharing start-up Everpix has closed its doors, the founders sadly announced on its website.<p>The two-year-old start-up raised $1.8 million in angel and seed rounds, …

Startups

How to Be Way More Productive

Three quick hacks from Tim Ferriss.<p><b>Wake Up With More Energy</b><p>Many people feel tired in the morning not because they didn't sleep enough but because they have low blood sugar. You can minimize this by consuming a tablespoon or two of unsweetened almond butter before you go to sleep. It's a very simple …

9 Branding Rules to Live By

Some companies never enhance their brand. Here are nine ways to make sure you're not one of them.<p>In an effort to succeed in this challenging economy, small business owners must effectively manage their brands. Remember, for many of them, there is little difference between your personal brand and …

How a 26-Year-Old Founder Landed Mark Cuban's Money

The Zebra, a Kayak-for-auto-insurance startup, just landed a seed round from, among others, famed investor Mark Cuban. The founder explains how he did it.<p>It all started with a cold email. Subject line: "Want to disrupt the insurance industry?"<p>That's the message Adam Lyons sent to Mark Cuban about …

Doctor On Demand App Gives $40 Medical Consultations From the Comfort of Your Smartphone

Today, it’s becoming expected that a smartphone should be able to do anything and everything useful, well beyond the gimmick of a few years ago, …

Yelp CEO: I Didn’t Expect To Succeed

When Jeremy Stoppelman founded Yelp, he didn’t expect to be at the helm of a billion dollar business. The odds were against him.<p>“At the time you don’t really realize what’s going on, you’re just trying to make something successful,” he says. “The initial idea that we had didn’t actually work. We …

10 Tips for Bootstrapping Your Marketing | Inc.com

<b>You're no marketing guru.</b> That's OK. It doesn't mean your brand's public image has to slump when there's no budget for advertising, public relations, or marketing. At start-ups, founders often wear many hats, and that of PR rep, marketing specialist and social media manager are likely going to be a …

Scared of Sales? 4 Strategies to Overcome Your Fear

“What me? Scared of sales, are you kidding? Sales is what brings in the money, and my business needs money. Why would I be scared of sales when …

Ten Online Tools to Boost Your Marketing Strategy

When we first launched our company, we were tracking everything in Excel. We were making hundreds of calls every day, sending emails out by the …

Marketing

As Software Eats The World, Non-Tech Corporations Are Eating Startups

Netscape founder and VC titan Marc Andreessen famously wrote back in 2011 that software is steadily eating the world, disrupting industries like music, retail and more. Now large corporations in these industries are starting to eat startups.<p>Over the past year or two, non-tech corporations have …

Why MBAs Haven't Mattered Since the 90s

So argues a three-time Inc 500 CEO and former UPS exec.<p>Business school is a bad idea for aspiring entrepreneurs.<p>At least, that is the viewpoint of Cliff Oxford, a three-time <i>Inc.</i> 500 CEO and former IT manager at UPS. In his own career, Oxford found his M.B.A. (from Emory in 1994) to be helpful: "It …

Entrepreneurship

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

How To Get A Job After You’ve Been Rejected

Designer Karen X. Cheng did everything to land her dream job at Evernote. But it didn’t work. Now, looking back, she shares why that’s okay.<p>I’ve gotten everything I have because I was rejected.<p>My senior year of high school, when I was rejected by my dream college, I asked them if there was anything …

India: The Next Big Startup Nation?

India has been synonymous with IT services for a while. But a hotbed for promising startups? Not so much. A new trade organization wants to change that.<p>India's status as a global IT services hub is well-known. Its place as a software product hub? Less so. That last part is what a serial …

Deck, A Cloud-Based Presentation App From India, Raises $600K From Qualcomm, Hotmail Co-Founder

Deck, a mobile-first app that lets users create presentations on the go, has raised a $600,000 seed round from Qualcomm Ventures and angel investors led by Sabeer Bhatia, the Hotmail co-founder. The Bangalore-based startup of the same name says it will be using the funds to hire people — it’s …