Swathi Dharshna Naidu

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10 reasons why taking early money from VCs is a worthwhile risk

Three years ago, I left the cushy big company worlds of Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! to embark on my startup journey. I accepted an entrepreneur-in-residence position at a prestigious venture capital firm, which felt like a great, safe way to build a company from scratch. They provided seed …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Ribbon leads iOS Apps of the Week

Ahoy there! This week’s top iOS apps are headlined by a social networking app that lets your friends see what you’re up to so they can join in your …

Zendesk iPad App Looks Great

<b>Zendesk</b> is a leading cloud based software solution for customer service, used by over 25,000 companies. They’ve recently updated the Zendesk iPad and iOS apps and they were kind enough to give me a demo of the iPad app a couple weeks ago.<p>I came away from the demo hugely impressed with the Zendesk …

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iPad Version of Popular Mailbox App Coming Soon

This week the developers of the popular <b>Mailbox</b> app have confirmed that an iPad version of the app is already ‘in the works’ and coming soon. As 9to5Mac reported recently, the developers confirmed this in response to questions from users on Twitter.<p>Mailbox had an enormously long waiting list when it …

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