Mahesh Sharma

Australian-born, Bangalore-based Mahesh Sharma is ZDNet's India correspondent.

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Filling the early start-up funding gap

After an innocuous start, $60 million investment fund Uniseed is paying dividends for its stakeholders: three of Australia's biggest universities and a trillion-dollar super fund.

November 4, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma


Uni tries wings with cloud start-up

The fortunes of a Melbourne cloud computing start-up could be a prototype for how Australian universities can successfully commercialise their intellectual property.

October 21, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma


Betting the future on predictions: Kaggle

Local start-up Kaggle has developed a platform that has tackled some of the greatest dilemmas of our time: HIV prevention and predicting the winner of the Eurovision song contest.

October 10, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma


A new toolkit for the new entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are renowned for being innovators, but lately they've had to undergo some innovation themselves, making use of new tools providing opportunities for commercialising ideas that don't fit with the current system.

September 3, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma


Lack of brotherhood harming start-ups

The current model of start-up commercialisation fails entrepreneurs, with the balance of power too heavily weighted in the favour of financiers and advisers, according to the head of a start-up advisory firm.

August 26, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma


Paycycle gets on a *pay* roll

If there is any truth to the saying "necessity is the mother of invention" then the government offices in Canberra should be a more fertile breeding ground than hotel rooms frequented by Tiger Woods.

August 12, 2010 by Mahesh Sharma


Expanz on assembling .NET

Matt Clarke was working for a large financial services company which had decided to take development of a new application in-house when he first met Radek Cerny, the software engineer who would become the other half of the founding team behind Australian start-up expanz.

February 1, 2010 by Renai LeMay