Helping 1000 employees "misfired" and "massfired" by Flipkart

In an unfortunate turn of events, Flipkart announced last week that it is “firing” 800 to 100 employees. I wrote a LinkedIn post on this topic and was overwhelmed to see 100+ comments from people who have expressed their shock on the way Flipkart has handled this entire event. Looking ahead: Connecting Flipkart employees with new employers Criticization doesn’t help anyone.… Continue reading Helping 1000 employees "misfired" and "massfired" by Flipkart
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SocialHelpouts is now CutShort!

Yes, that’s true. After a year of experimentation and learning, we are changing our name to “CutShort”. Why? SocialHelpouts was a great name, but only when we had explained it to someone for a good 10 minutes. When an average attention span is less than 10 seconds, asking for 10 minutes online is like asking for… Continue reading SocialHelpouts is now CutShort!
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Our hiring lessons

Like many of you, we have spent a fair time in hiring & faced several challenges. So many calls, so many meetings -most have yielded nothing. But recently we were able to hire someone in just 3 days flat, from start to finish. Upon reviewing the process we discovered some hiring hacks that we inadvertently used.… Continue reading Our hiring lessons
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Why we didn't raise funding early on

Are you guys funded? Everyone loves to ask this question. People at startup events, college buddies on WhatsApp groups and even co-passengers on flights. And sure, I get it. In the world littered with umpteen startups, funding reflects a certain external validation and “seriousness” of your venture. So nothing wrong with this question, really. But… Continue reading Why we didn't raise funding early on
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Two weeks after the PubMatic layoffs: here is what we have achieved so far

A bit of context first: Two weeks ago, we heard the unfortunate news that PubMatic was laying off 100+ people. To help the employees affected by this, we started an initiative to connect them with their prospective employers easily on our platform. Here is a brief checkpoint on what has happened since then. 40 companies have… Continue reading Two weeks after the PubMatic layoffs: here is what we have achieved so far
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