B Hari

March 23, 2021

purplle.com exit

When I first met the Purplle.com founders some 6 years ago , I was wondering how these techies would make an impact in the makeup industry . IvyCap ventures , a private Equity fund founded by Vikram Gupta was an early investor in Purplle.com. I continue as a Board adviser in the fund since inception and over the last 6 years have witne...
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March 22, 2021

To be or not to be a lead investor

It feels great when as a lead investor in a syndicate , you are able to present an offer to your co investors for a potential exit . Today , a Zoom call was organised for me to share the offer of a potential exit for one of my portfolio companies with my co-investors. Overall it was a good call and though I have the rights to decide if...
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March 20, 2021

Using clubhouse app for self enquiry

Who Am I ? ( naanyar.com) is a powerful tool to investigate our real nature . It is not meditation , but a technique which can make the mind quiescent and discover one's true nature which is beyond body and mind. Science has always hit a boundary , when it comes to spirituality. Evidence for any thing beyond space and time is a challen...
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March 18, 2021

The joy and sorrow of exits

Exits are milestone events for investors in startups. Liquidity events are not something which are frequent nor can be predicted in the startup world. For a lead investor in any Angel group , it is a matter of great joy to share the news of an exit offer with investors who co-invested . As a lead investor , I have had the opportunity s...
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March 17, 2021

Angel & Seed Investments - India

The CII ( Confederation of Indian Industry) had organised an Angel Investment Masterclass for corporate executives and businessmen today. I was invited to join the panel as a speaker in this virtual workshop. While talking with fellow panelists , I realised that the startup funding landscape in India needs a disruptive model if we need...
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March 16, 2021

Catnip toys from hriku.com

During the recently concluded Startup Uttarakhand event , I was invited to be in a panel of judges to evaluate startups from the state. One of the startups that caught my interest was a company which was producing and selling cat toys called hriku.com . The company started by two cat lovers was growing catnip ( a herb ) in the Himalaya...
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March 15, 2021

Infinity & Time

When in school we were taught that 1/0 is infinity. During my younger days , I always thought of INFINITY as a concept in mathematics. As life progressed and went into several twists and turns , I read and heard from several spiritual books , teachers and gurus about the "infinite" which has no beginning nor end , which is timeless and...
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March 14, 2021

Politics of Social Distancing

We have still not got over the virus. Newer strains , sudden spikes and concerns are no more based on rumours , but on actual reporting by more or less authentic sources. In this backdrop , I was shocked to see that the Election Commission of India and the political parties in India have ignored the area of political rallies which have...
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March 13, 2021

First flight after a year

I tool a flight to Coimbatore from Kolkata yesterday . This travel is after a year. Covid had completely grounded most people and I had avoided any type of travel and had no inclination to travel since the lockdown was announced in March 2021. Had a board meeting from morning and it was pretty refreshing to hear from our Fund Managers ...
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March 12, 2021

Changes to personal website

Just realised that it would be easy to direct people to the video collections from one place, since the list is growing on a daily basis. Have made provisions in the web site www.bhari.com for listing all the video databases that have been created since the lock down. Here is the link for the video database . Am travelling from today a...
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March 11, 2021

SPAC Video database

There is growing interest in knowing more about SPAC . Have now put together a video database consisting of 394 videos on SPAC extracted from Youtube.com . The extraction and updation took about an hour or so. Here is the LINK Hari
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March 11, 2021

Launched naanyar.com

www.naanyar.com was launched yesterday. Hope that this would help many people to quickly find resources on self enquiry and Advaita. Have to now build a simple template to track the 10 minute meditation sessions. Also need to finish the video on why I switched to Airtable from Notion for keeping the notionvideos.com database robust. Ha...
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March 10, 2021

Bitcoin video database

I have put together a video database containing 1500 videos on Bitcoin , Cryptocurrency and Blockchain . Will pack it and offer it in gumroad soon. It took about 2 hours to assemble it . B Hari Simplicity with substance www.bhari.com
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March 9, 2021

naanyar.com ( Who Am I ?) in Tamil

The web site naanyar.com is now live. The website has resources for people who wish to start their inward journey. This was a long cherished intention which has now got realised, thanks to the clubhouse app. The Who am I ? club was started in joinclubhouse.com . We have 10 minute silent sittings there every day in the morning and eveni...
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March 9, 2021

Notion Videos everyday

Having moved the database to Airtable from Notion, it took about 44 minutes to fetch , clean , update and tweet the results of daily Notion videos added to youtube.com. I would like to complete this in 30 minutes and would like to explore all avenues of automation to get this done. This is the link to see all channels that have publish...
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March 8, 2021

What software/tools do I use each day

August Bradley asked a question in his community about the software that each person uses regularly. This facilitated a tool/software review of what I use almost daily. Here goes the list : Email : • hey.com • Google Apps Calendar : • Google Calendar Data • Airtable • Notion • Numbers • Google Sheets Writing : • Pages • Notion • Apple ...
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March 7, 2021

Who Am I ? - Audiobook & PDF

The naanyar.com website is under development to support the clubhouse WHO AM I ? club. I was able to create a link for the text of Who Am I and the Audiobook that I produced a few years ago. Check the www.naanyar.com site and download the audiobook and the text. B Hari Simplicity with substance www.bhari.com
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March 6, 2021

Notion is versatile

Having used Notion for a few months now, I can confidently state that it is a very powerful tool for quickly turning any idea to a simple document with quite a lot of intricate use which make it a versatile tool. Recently I had to create a bunch of documents for a whistle blowing activity and I was able to produce a very impressive doc...
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March 6, 2021

Who am I ? Club in Clubhouse App

The latest update of the clubhouse app allows users to create their own clubs. I was able to create the Who Am I ? Club that I wanted to create when I joined club house. It is a silent space inside club house for self enquiry to start with. As we go along , we will see how things take shape. Now we have three sessions each day of 10 mi...
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March 6, 2021

Clubhouse - Space for Silence

Have created a space in clubhouse , where I invite people to sit for 10 minutes in silence. The timing is 6.00 am and 6.00 pm Indian Standard Time every day. Since people in other parts of the world, find it inconvenient , another session each day at 6.00 am Eastern has started from yesterday. I now intend to create a Notion template f...
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March 5, 2021

First Covid Shot

Extremely grateful to all the agencies and people involved in getting people vaccinated for COVID-19. Got vaccinated today at Rabindranath Tagore Hospital in Kolkata , India. It was well organised. Self registration in a portal and using the Adhaar card , everything was done smoothly. Great work . B Hari Simplicity with substance www.b...
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March 5, 2021

Simple & brilliant move by hey.com

Saw an email from Jason Fried of basecamp.com that hey.com has introduced a very simple way of creating blogs for their customers. It is simple and brilliant. Every paying HEY customer gets a personal blog and email newsletter to share ideas , thoughts and writing with the word with no additional costs. Just write an email to world@hey...
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