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Ventures..

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This summer I am in Chantilly, VA. Northern Virginia, DC suburbs as they say. I am at a Venture Capital firm that looks at companies in the software sector. Quite interesting work and challenging. Although quite a lonely place.

My introduction to the Venture Capital industry was through the company I helped get started (www.indiaretailnews.com). That was the first half of last year. I wish I had done more on that.

I had dabbled with several things in the past – tried to help an open source project, an online fantasy sports platform among other things. Those two were driven by pretty motivated and capable guys and I never felt I was a part of it to the extent that I would go out of my way to get things better. Truth was that I never really bought into the vision. And unless that happens, it is hard to put things aside and gun. I still did reasonable amount of work on both for free but I never felt that I achieved anything. The venture last year was much more promising. Unlike others, I felt like a part of this endeavor. It went far. Mainly because the other founders strongly believe in the vision to the extent that they left things behind to pursue this. I am sure they will succeed.

I am still looking for the elusive idea that will drive me to work those nights and those times that I surf aimlessly to put something together that I am proud of. And that is a tall order.

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Written by internesia

June 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

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  1. Good to see you back. I know what you mean… often times our search for something to believe in leads us into a bunch of stuff that we lose interest in pretty quick. I believe that so long as we’re in the hunt, that elusive idea you talk about has every chance of being born. Sometimes I think we need to go through our share of missteps to truly appreciate the real spark when we find it.

    mechanigal

    June 23, 2009 at 2:21 am


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