Mahesh Sharma

Mahesh Sharma earned his pen licence in his homeland, where he covered the technology industry for ZDNet, SMH, Sky Business News, and The Australian--first as an FTE, and later as a freelancer. The latter fueled his passion for startups and empowered a unique perspective on entrepreneurs' passion to solve problems using technology. Armed with this knowledge, experience, and discipline, Mahesh has returned to his spiritual homeland India to document the mixed fortunes of one of the world's most exciting technology economies.

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Swan's sledgehammer crushes startups

Swan's sledgehammer crushes startups

Treasurer Wayne Swan's whirlwind AU$200m tax grab has sent corporations and startups into a spin, viewed as a lopsided struggle to equitably share the spoils of business growth with the workers responsible.

published February 11, 2013 by

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It's open season on entrepreneurs

It's open season on entrepreneurs

Start-up hunters have set their traps — networking events, accelerators, and hobby weekends. They wait for their eager and naive prey to take the juicy bait: to ditch their dreary lives for the fame and riches that only a start-up can offer.

published October 3, 2012 by

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99 problems but a design ain't one

99 problems but a design ain't one

99designs strengthened its claim as the world's number one purveyor of crowdsourced logo competitions by acquiring German rival 12 Designers, but the quest for global domination has created enemies and taken casualties.

published August 30, 2012 by

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Look before you code

Look before you code

CultureAmp's makers quickly found out that it isn't enough to build a product and hope that customers will see the benefit in using it; instead, the product has to meet the needs of the market.

published August 16, 2012 by

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