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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