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Why Web Startups Need To Think Small -  Startup Saturday Kolkata, 13 th  March, 2010 Mayank Dhingra  (http://mayank.name)
About Me <ul><li>Electronics & Communication graduate from Delhi College of Engineering (2001-2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Work...
Context (Blog Post) http:// mayank.name
Context (Talk by DHH) http:// mayank.name
With VC Money on my Mind <ul><li>Raising Money: Pitching VC, Getting Angel Funding </li></ul><ul><li>VS </li></ul><ul><li>...
The Free/Paid Dilemma <ul><li>Giving away your core offering for free to get more traction like say Facebook, YouTube, Twi...
small is the new BIG <ul><li>Mainstream: Building a product that will be used by millions of users from around the world <...
The Math <ul><li>Revenue: 50,00,000/Year </li></ul><ul><li>Charge: 1,000/Month </li></ul><ul><li>5000 Customers </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Questions/Comments? </li></ul>http:// mayank.name
<ul><li>  Thanks !!! </li></ul><ul><li>    Mayank Dhingra      http ://mayank.name </li></ul><ul><li>  [email_address] </l...
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Startup Saturday 13th March

  1. 1. Why Web Startups Need To Think Small - Startup Saturday Kolkata, 13 th March, 2010 Mayank Dhingra (http://mayank.name)
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Electronics & Communication graduate from Delhi College of Engineering (2001-2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Worked as a software developer for Fidelity and startups like Slideshare and Mpower Mobile. </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Founded kwippy.com with 2 colleagues in early 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>A blogger since 2005, have been writing about social media and marketing at http://mayank.name for about 3 years now. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently working as a freelance Social Media Consultant. </li></ul>http:// mayank.name
  3. 3. Context (Blog Post) http:// mayank.name
  4. 4. Context (Talk by DHH) http:// mayank.name
  5. 5. With VC Money on my Mind <ul><li>Raising Money: Pitching VC, Getting Angel Funding </li></ul><ul><li>VS </li></ul><ul><li>Making Money on your own: How to be Viable/Profitable? </li></ul>http:// mayank.name
  6. 6. The Free/Paid Dilemma <ul><li>Giving away your core offering for free to get more traction like say Facebook, YouTube, Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>VS </li></ul><ul><li>Charging users for using your service </li></ul>http:// mayank.name
  7. 7. small is the new BIG <ul><li>Mainstream: Building a product that will be used by millions of users from around the world </li></ul><ul><li>VS </li></ul><ul><li>Niche: Building a product that only a few hundred or thousand users from a specific geography/profession use </li></ul>http:// mayank.name
  8. 8. The Math <ul><li>Revenue: 50,00,000/Year </li></ul><ul><li>Charge: 1,000/Month </li></ul><ul><li>5000 Customers </li></ul>http:// mayank.name
  9. 9. <ul><li>Questions/Comments? </li></ul>http:// mayank.name
  10. 10. <ul><li> Thanks !!! </li></ul><ul><li> Mayank Dhingra http ://mayank.name </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with me: </li></ul>

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