Mahesh Sharma

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

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Cloud HR app solves chicken-and-egg issue

RecruitLoop has taken the cloud service delivery model to the Australian recruitment industry and in the process may have solved the chicken-and-egg problem that plagues start-up marketplaces often touted as the "99designs of x or y".

January 29, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Stanford encourages Oz entrepreneur

PhD student Jenna Tregarthen felt helpless as she watched her best friend suffer from an eating disorder, but that all changed when she was accepted into one of the world's most exclusive entrepreneurship programs.

January 11, 2012 by Mahesh Sharma


Grouponzi antidote empowers small biz

Australian small business owners now have the opportunity to leverage their best customers via a new application that combines the power of referrals with loyalty rewards schemes.

December 22, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Language app free to fly with Angry Birds

Mandarin Madness has cracked the 1000-download milestone, and has plans to leverage its unique "agnostic language mechanic" to boost its growing popularity with users in China and Korea.

December 20, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Incubator boom pushed to breaking point

Entrepreneurs are being encouraged to solve the world's biggest problems in the fields of the National Broadband Network, big data and big markets in order to qualify for the PushStart accelerator program, which has just been launched.

December 15, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Writing is on the wall for Aussie VC industry

It is telling that Australian venture-capital providers VCs have barely rated a mention in what has been a watershed year for local start-ups, and it appears that the vanishing act will persist for some time.

December 8, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Science exchange start-up moves on NSW

Experiments-outsourcing marketplace Science Exchange has raised $1.5 million in funding from a who's who of Silicon Valley investors, just months after the start-up graduated from the illustrious Y Combinator incubator program.

December 6, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Gamification combats group buying fatigue

After the hit-and-run experience of group buying websites, you could forgive bricks-and-mortar small businesses for completely shunning the web, but a Sydney question-answer start-up is hoping to overcome this.

November 30, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Equity for nothing? Advice ain't free

The incubator buzz has grown into a fully fledged bubble with the launch of a new type of company that takes a "significant minority stake" in a start-up, but doesn't give any cash in return.

November 22, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma


Apple, Kelly Slater, Startup Weekend... TaskWant

Tyson Lundbech has mixed with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs, including Apple and 11 times world champion surfer Kelly Slater. He's conquered Startup Weekends around the world and then successfully brought the concept to Australia. Now Lundbech's embarked on a start-up of his own.

November 21, 2011 by Mahesh Sharma