Anyone who's anyone in the technology circuit will likely know by now that traffic from India to Quora is huge. It recently surpassed the United States about a month ago, with Alexa stating that India represents around 31.1 percent of traffic compared to 21.8 percent from the U.S.
Being a Quora fanboy myself, I feel it is one interesting Web site that grabs your attention especially since you keep sinking into it one question at a time. And certainly many a times I see fellow Indians dominate this Q&A Web site with opinions, answers, discussions, debates, even arguments and insights of their own.
And when it comes to learning about a specific topic, I'd say it is truly a great place for personal insights that you can rarely find elsewhere especially for the Indian Startups scene.
I'm happy that a lot of the Indian entrepreneurs, VCs are quite active on Quora and building the ecosystem within this web site to engage with others and helping them too. Kudos to all of them. Of course, not to mention, it's a great way of personal branding. But what they are doing is beyond just that.
So I thought of writing a post on what are the quintessential people, topics, companies, questions & their answers you'd should follow if you are part of the Indian startup community or are aspiring to be, or for that matter just want to know what's happening and what's interesting out here.
Get to know the people who are out there day in, day out creating a vibrant community sharing insights. Also generating a lot of interest not only among people who are new to startups in india but also within the veterans who have a lot of experience and share their nuggets of wisdom out there.
So here's a curated list of questions, topics, companies, people, groups about various startups, VCs in India. And I must say some of these questions have interesting answers, some very insightful and some very amusing as well.
Quora has a certain level of tolerance and policies for joke answers and it would be sad on my part not to showcase that out in this blog post.
Yes, Indian entrepreneurs have a really great sense of humour too. This one, for example, hits the nail despite being a joke answer.
On a serious note here's the rest of the insightful stuff. Some of my top picks:
These are in no particular order. All of them are active and have answered quite a number of questions, and a lot of them are insightful as well. The links direct to their answers in Startups in India topic.
Hope you find this useful. Of course Quora is vast and ever-expanding, so there is a high chance that there are some more interesting, people, topics, questions companies that I might have missed to add. Feel free to comment.