Blogs by "Thiyagarajan M"
Thiyagarajan M
Thiyagarajan M

M. Thiyagarajan (Rajan) is a Co-Founder & Fellow In Residence at iSPIRT and leads the M&A Connect program. Prior to this he was the head of products for Quickbooks India, a Saas accounting software. Rajan was an entrepreneur earlier and was involved in 2 mobile startups in product & engineering role. Rajan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from IIIT-H Twitter : @mtrajan LinkedIn : Views stated in here are personal opinion

  • Startup Playbook for Potential Strategic Partnerships

    February 10, 2017

    We spoke to couple of Indian product founders (who went through M&A or strategic investments) and friendly lawyers to extract advice on tips that they will keep in mind when making their next deal. Two key… MORE >>

  • Technology has always been political

    December 25, 2016

    Rants are not worth responding but I have known Nikhil for 10 years and have the highest respect for him, after Om Malik he is my most favourite technology journalist for his deep and incisive views…. MORE >>

  • StartupBridge India – Strengthening Potential Strategic Partnership to the world

    November 30, 2016

    There are many dimensions to India becoming a Product Nation. A thriving  local market is critical, which are shaped by changing consumer preference and policy.  Also important is increased trade in areas of comparative advantage…. MORE >>

  • Why Indian startup founders should think about M&A and not be shy about it ?

    November 18, 2016

    Think about endgame, chess grandmasters do so to win. Studies point out that chess grandmasters visualize the chess board state few steps away to a ‘winning game’ and make moves based on memory pattern that… MORE >>

  • Playbooks is one of the key pillars of iSPIRT bouquet.

    October 13, 2016

    Playbook in iSPIRT denotes entrepreneurial learning meant for Indian software product startups to become world class and be successful. Roundtable is a format of learning intended for startups that have reached a happy confused stage. In this format… MORE >>

  • Market Maps – Thinking market instead of an idea 

    September 20, 2016

    Starting point of a startup is an idea and it goes through a journey of product releases and pivots to reach its product market fit and further scale. Source of this idea is a brainstorming… MORE >>

  • The last list – the final 25 #PNgrowth companies.

    December 16, 2015

    This is it, then. The last announcement of #PNgrowth 2016 is here. We have now the entire 200 companies who will get together in January for the inauguration of what is the most ambitious mentorship… MORE >>

  • The final agenda for #Pngrowth is here

    October 28, 2015

    In the fourth #PNGrowth hangout last week, the usual suspects got together but this time with something a lot more concrete to hand out. With #PNgrowth generating the buzz that it has, we have been… MORE >>

  • Inviting the most ambitious product founders to learn growth mantras at PNGrowth

    September 22, 2015

    FusionCharts is one of India’s oldest product companies, and easily one of the first to get on the SaaS wave to world recognition. This makes Pallav Nadhani’s company one of the first few in India… MORE >>

  • Discovery Hack Playbook Series – Effectuation – Experiential Workshop

    January 31, 2014

    In Early Stage Startups – What to do next ? Early stage startups and first time entrepreneurs face many challenges that are unprecedented in nature. – How to know which discussion (customer, vendors, mentors) inputs… MORE >>

  • Inside story on The making of #PNCamp

    December 02, 2013

    The journey of doing something different for the software products ecosystem that started almost half year ago comes to climax as #PNcamp in Pune this first week of Dec 2013. Over 125 product leaders will… MORE >>

  • Speaking at PNCamp – Dhiraj Kacker(Canvera) and You

    October 30, 2013

    Get to hear speakers at conferences every day, don’t you? Delivered over the mike, broadcast mode. Speak speak, no listen. It won’t happen. Not at PNCamp Because when folks like Dhiraj Kacker are at PNCamp, it’s not to… MORE >>

  • What to expect in the first #PNSummit – 4th & 5th December, Pune

    September 27, 2013

    The #PNSummit is going to be an event like none other. Volunteers who are from the Product community themselves, are putting it together and building it on the pillars of intensity, focus and exclusivity (only… MORE >>

  • Next Gear into ProductNation Summit

    September 12, 2013

    The journey is unstoppable. India has started building software products that the world recognizes… a far cry from the days when it was known only for software programmers and not for software. Through its successful… MORE >>

  • How to think about a product startup progress ?

    July 03, 2013

    One of the most difficult things in a product startup is to know when has progress happened and if it is in the right track. This is an even more difficult problem for first time… MORE >>

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