Ashwin Ramasamy

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  • Waiting for the right professional network Crunch Network

    Waiting for the right professional network

    Today there is enough data available to bring people of similar or adjacent profiles closer, and inform them about signals and contexts where they could either help, pay it forward or seek help. Over a period of time, a community (a micro-market network) will form that will prospect for each other — be it for a job or a deal or funding. Read More

  • It’s the end of “euphoric times” for custom app developers Crunch Network

    It’s the end of “euphoric times” for custom app developers

    For the first time in about eight years, we saw a decline in the small business customer base of app developers (in terms of revenue and per-project value). The primary reason cited is the rise of white labels and SDKs. “Uber for X” toolkits have indeed become a force to reckon with. Small businesses increasingly rely on “ready to use” frameworks rather than opting… Read More

  • The Rationale Behind Soaring App Development Prices Crunch Network

    The Rationale Behind Soaring App Development Prices

    During the last quarter of 2014, we were approached by a funded startup based in Boston to identify an app development company to build an app for their European launch. The skill sets were quite niche, and the yearly spend would cross $100K, so we had to approach platform evangelists to identify some development studios that they’d recommend based on first-hand experience. Read More

  • Are All Accelerators Decelerators? Crunch Network

    Are All Accelerators Decelerators?

    Hari, a smart and very savvy early-stage entrepreneur, emailed me to ask if it was worth joining a well-known accelerator. I texted an emphatic “No!” We then spoke to each other for over 30 minutes and I don’t recall having made such an impassioned argument. I almost felt like it was my duty to save an entrepreneur. Read More

  • Lessons From Sourcebits’ Road To Acquisition Crunch Network

    Lessons From Sourcebits’ Road To Acquisition

    Globo, an enterprise mobility and telecom software services company, acquired Sourcebits, a design-led engineering company that builds mobile apps for enterprise and consumer markets. The acquisition seems to be for capabilities. In a tough hiring market, teams with execution maturity at an enterprise level make perfect sense. The sale also strongly points to the growing appetite of tools… Read More