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10 Things that increase your product valuation and fuel growth

10 Things that increase your product valuation and fuel growth

I work with startups at all stages of growth with few having got acquired as well with large enterprises looking to be software driven. While interacting with our clients and their investors as software outsourcing technology partners, few patterns emerged particularly during growth, scalability, business maturity and valuation discussions. Wanted to share my thoughts on …

Scaling Lean : Principles Over Process

Scaling Lean : Principles Over Process

Large and Mid-size organizations today are trying to act like startups. They outsource software development to implement lean methodology in their curriculum or trying to implement with their development teams. Lean methodology is not something new which enables scaling of the core benefits to the entire organization. Here’s a Devops Services’s framework from IBM which I …

Your First Week as Startup CTO

Your First Week as Startup CTO

Technology plays a necessary, omnipresent role in every modern business venture. A CTO’s role in comprehending technology and regulating its usage for company profit is therefore vital. There is no standard role defined for the startup CTO, key responsibilities may differ from one startup to another. Let us rewind and begin with the CTO’s first …

Secrets of Successful Startups Revealed

Secrets of Successful Startups Revealed

The few extraordinary organizations that succeed among startups share some common characteristics that enable them to withstand the unpredictable and fluctuating business environment and come out with flying colors. The starting point for every single successful enterprise is a convincing business idea. Starting a successful company requires a strong blend of three important elements: business idea, management team, and …

Wanted: Startup Programmers

Wanted: Startup Programmers

Programmers or developers are the catalysts who drive a web or application-based startup. They are the very wheels that power a startup train forward. Selecting a programmer or any other employee is thus a critical process. So, how do you go about assembling a team of talented programmers for your Avengers-like startup? Shortlisting Why do …

The Top Common Mistakes Startups Make

The Top Common Mistakes Startups Make

By the end of their first year in the market, about 25% of startups will have shut shop (As per 2014 statistics). But people still dream, new companies still find their way to the market. Cuelogic has been collaborating with startups and established companies alike. We list here the most common mistakes that startups make, …

Startup Blues: Why aren’t VC’s interested?

Startup Blues: Why aren’t VC’s interested?

“We don’t build services to make money; we make money to build better services.” – Mark Zuckerberg, Co-Founder, Facebook (When Facebook went IPO in 2012) VC companies invest on many promising startups all the year round. As 2012 statistics tell, only 49 IPO deals and 449 acquisitions and mergers came through the 3,723 investing prospects …

Hiring Philosophy, Decoded

Hiring Philosophy, Decoded

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll (1871) The impossible things of the world (apart from stark truths concerning life and death) are usually about things not attempted yet. Once upon a time, not a long time ago, …