Why do so many rapes happen in India?

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups


Editor’s note: Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB. Follow her on Twitter @aileenlee

Many entrepreneurs, and the venture investors who back them, seek to build billion-dollar companies.

Why do investors seem to care about “billion dollar exits”? Historically, top venture funds have driven returns from their ownership in just a few companies in a given fund of many companies. Plus, traditional venture funds have grown in size, requiring larger “exits” to deliver acceptable returns. For example – to return just the initial capital of a $400 million venture fund, that might mean needing to own 20 percent of two different $1 billion companies, or 20 percent of a $2 billion…

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My thoughts on pulping Doniger’s book. Your “liberal” mind won’t like it.

Just a little something about Madam Doninger and her diabolical trolling that got her a lot of free publicity (ergo sales) of her asinine, rubbish book.

Swat of All Trades

Ok I’ve been reading a lot about this Wendy Doniger and her book The Hindus – An Alternative History.  

When I got to know of the book and how Penguin was going to destroy all the copies of the book in India (I use the word destroy, because the word pulp only paints a picture of tomato juice in my head), I wanted to know why. My sister logged onto Twitter, read a few lines about how the cover picture is of Krishna sitting atop a group of naked women (on one of their backsides, mind you) on the cover page, and how Shiva chopped handsome, young Ganesha’s head off because he suspected an oedipal relationship.

I know all of you are ranting on about lack of freedom of speech, and Siddharth Varadarajan has cancelled his contract with Penguin and Arundhati Roy wrote a sarcastic open letter to Penguin…

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Rahul Gandhi on Times Now: The report card

3 reasons why everything is wrong: Rainbow edition

“Dude, come on just a bit longer!”

Alternatives for the Alternatives….. Wait. Whaaa ?

Mother’s Day and its Commercialization

A Different Angle on the LGBT Debate, Inspired by a Dead Scorpion

The Invasion.

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