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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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.

August 30, 2012 by in Start-Ups

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.

August 16, 2012 by in Start-Ups

Around the world in many ways

Around the world in many ways

Rome2Rio's founders have rejected the widely accepted dogma that start-ups must rapidly acquire non-paying consumers and leverage this for a multimillion-dollar investment or buy-out, a high-stakes game dominated by Silicon Valley natives.

June 14, 2012 by in Start-Ups

SmartSparrow gives e-learning wings

SmartSparrow gives e-learning wings

For over a century, education has been stuck in the multiple-choice paradigm, so University of New South Wales student Dror Ben-Naim used his four-year PhD in adaptive e-learning to develop an alternative: an application-based "intelligent learning system".

May 30, 2012 by in Start-Ups

Accelerator targets 'clean-tech' start-ups

Accelerator targets 'clean-tech' start-ups

The start-up accelerator model made popular locally by Startmate, and internationally by Y-Combinator and Techstars, is being appropriated for the clean-tech industry as part of an experiment to see whether it can be transplanted to a niche.

May 23, 2012 by in Start-Ups

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