AuthorKalyan Gali

A technology evangelist who has played the role of virtual CTO of over a dozen tech start-ups globally, with several of them now becoming renowned names in their verticals. I’m a digital professional, leader and strategist. Most of my colleagues and gurus say am expert in business communications, product management, User product design, startup strategies, creative direction and process design. I love making new networks or professional tie-ups. You can reach out to me if you want to talk numbers, technology, usability or movies.

Rajul’s Pine Labs; touching every walk of life through digital payment infrastructure

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Remember the particular date of November 08, 2016 in the context of the India Economy? Most of us Indians can never forget that date. The reason is simple… The biggest ever Demonetization Drive is popularly known as “DeMo” was announced that changed the course of the Black – Money or Parallel Economy in India. The volume of liquidity (cash money) in circulation, in the denominations of INR...

SHEROES – The inspiring Sairee’s story you cannot miss

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In recent years, the entire world was hit by a huge wave of the #MeToo movement. Later, it turned out to be an impactful revolution among the womenfolk, especially those, who kept silent or were pressurized in one or more ways to stay mum over sexual misconducts/harassments at workplaces. This movement has somewhat diluted to an awareness campaign now but still alive & kicking. Over the years...

Swiggy – The failure’s story of success

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In June, food-delivery startup Swiggy entered the Unicorn Club when it raised US$ 210 million in a funding round led by Naspers and DST Global. Swiggy has changed the way Indians now order food online. The company was reportedly valued at US$ 1.3 billion at the time. There is more to the story that you do not know about. Swiggy has travelled and transformed a long way from a bootstrapped business...

The Indian ecosystem of Unicorn Startups

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Before we take a deep dive in the Indian ecosystem of startups, and in that pool… the Unicorn ones, let us understand the terminology first. A Unicorn is a privately held startup that has been valued at over US$ 1 billion. This particular term was coined and used in 2013 by a venture capitalist – Aileen Lee. Since startups, in general, are more prone to perish than thrive (owing to numerous...

The ever expanding scope of infrastructure

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Infrastructure; its scope and importance for healthy economic growth of any startup is a crucial aspect. Most of the budding entrepreneurs, who have recently stepped into the highly competitive realm of business, think of infrastructure as broadly as their office and the related paraphernalia. Setting up a well-defined office in a prime location, where 10-15 people can work as a small-scale...

Directors: Your DIN is not your identity

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DIN or the Director Identification Number is a unique ID number (8-digit number with lifetime validity) provided to the existing or a potential Director of any business entity. As an amendment in the year 2006, DIN was introduced after the addition of section 266A and 266B to the Companies Act, 1956. DIN was created to serve a similar purpose like any other identification tag; to provide...

What Multi-Cloud means to the non-IT executive?

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Cloud-based services are the buzzwords nowadays. Every new software or Software as a Service (SaaS) provision is being made cloud-accessible so that it automatically integrates with the global network. If your startup engages in providing IT-based solutions, your entire executive workforce needs to be well-versed with the cloud-based utilities and the related services. IT-based solutions are...

Moving SAP and other legacy apps to the cloud

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Before we dive-in for thoroughly understanding the topic of discussion, let’s discuss a few things that are composing it; SAP, Legacy apps and Cloud.   SAP: SAP is an acronym for Systems, Applications, and Products. SAP is popularly known for its ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning as well as Data Management programs. SAP incorporates the key and crucial business functions of any business...

Modern data protection summary

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What drives the digitized world? What runs the online businesses; the wireless enterprises; the web marketplaces; the E-commerce platforms; the entire modern business world (mostly app and web-based)? Just the entrepreneurs? No. The skilled human resources? No. It’s data! Gigabytes of data streams make to-and-fro trips across the internet with each passing second. Billions of binary codes...

Tax Management in your startup

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Initiating a startup is an enthusiastic, visionary and a relatively exciting move for any budding entrepreneur. Startups are not at all easy to operate in a highly modernized, extensively digitized and intensely competitive market. The adrenaline rush to stay ahead of the potential competitors often leads to missing out on a few very crucial aspects. One of those things is Tax Management. Many-a...

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