About Shashank Singh

Founder @ MajiKal

The Ten Commandments of Fundraising [REPOST]

I received the below in an email from my business class professor and thought of sharing it with everyone. I am sure you will find it useful.

Note: I was unable to find the original article hence posting the article here (if you have the link please post as a comment and I will update the post).

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What is wrong with current location-based checkin service?

Location-based check-in service came into prime-time of social networking in year 2009 with launch of Foursquare, a location-based social networking application for mobile devices, and then tons of other similar apps such as Gowalla (recently acqui-hired by Facebook), Loopt, Scvngr, Hotlist, and many more are trying to crack location-based services. Few of them are moderately successful but none of them have been able to get location-based services into mainstream of social network. Facebook too tried with Facebook Places (which is now simply called “Check In”) and has now integrated location as part of every Facebook action (status update, pic upload, etc). Continue reading

What startups can learn from McDonalds?

McDonald’s and startups might seem to be two diametrically opposite concepts. McDonald’s founded in 1940 is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. The success of McDonald’s teaches us three invaluable lessons which is very critical to success of any company and more so for startups. Continue reading