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Aditya Gupta

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Tipping 💰

All it took was someone willing to have a look into what was going on behind the scenes. And the lives of thousands of gig workers--the most vulnerable workforce in today’s society -- changed for better. Only a bit though, but it did. Last month, an article by the New…
Aditya Gupta
August 9, 2019
Thoughts

Gen-Z & the rise of future realists

The last time I heard from my cousin who is pursuing a Bachelors in Computer Science here in India, he told me about his internship at Volkswagen in Germany. Seemed like he had worked out the financial aspects with the paid internship at the auto giant. Interestingly, this guy also…
Aditya Gupta
August 3, 2019
Thoughts

Timing

Have you ever heard somebody say that they got their timing right? And, how often have you heard the same person mention how somebody else always got their timing right and that it was easy to be at the right place at the right time?  If only all of this…
Aditya Gupta
July 16, 2019
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Gig Economy & the Future of Work

Lying on the couch, I’m working on my laptop. A few minutes later, I find myself scrolling through the infinite food options on Swiggy. You’ve probably used one of the many ‘food-tech’ apps either to search for a restaurant, make a reservation at your favourite bar. Restaurant picked, the discount…
Aditya Gupta
June 30, 2019
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Publishing as a business📖

A tweet by @therealpkj trigged a bunch of thoughts when I was trying to figure the publishing space. Thread: Echo's my thoughts as to why we didn't raise monies & exited Social Samosa early in the game when others went ahead to raise money, and now seem to be folding…
Aditya Gupta
June 9, 2019
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When investor funds are used for everything but the startup

Having run two startups, Social Samosa, and Igenero, I feel the pulse of the startup industry. Over the course of 7 years of running Igenero, we have worked with 80+ startups. Not boasting, just setting some context. Igenero currently works with a bunch of venture capital funds & helps their portfolio…
Aditya Gupta
April 15, 2016