Potential Startup Ideas for 2020

Some thoughts on Christmas from a coffee shop. A lot of these are problems I’ve been thinking about or directly encountered. International Visa Management  If you’re North American/European, this might not be as big a problem for you but if you’re not the process of getting visas is terrible. If anyone is building a plaidContinue reading “Potential Startup Ideas for 2020”

Looking Back: How Did I End Up at Opendoor?

It’s been almost 2 years since I joined Opendoor and what an incredible ride it’s been. Looking at my notes from Nov-Dec’16, here’s the story. Starting things is my default, whether it was thinking about how to capitalize on the fish wire craze in middle school or starting companies with friends after college. So whenContinue reading “Looking Back: How Did I End Up at Opendoor?”

Transparency at Startups: My Experience at Opendoor

When on vacation a few weeks ago I was reflecting on what are some things I love about Opendoor and Transparency as a value rose to the top. Transparency has always seemed like one of those things that’s a no-brainer to follow and I’m grateful to see the steps we’ve taken at Opendoor to putContinue reading “Transparency at Startups: My Experience at Opendoor”

DBX’s S-1: Bottom’s Up SaaS

The first companies that come to mind as one thinks about users as the gateway into an organization are Dropbox and Slack. While their individual mechanics are different, they’re very good at getting users to join orgs that then pay. In addition to building a 10x better product, they have the strong brand & communityContinue reading “DBX’s S-1: Bottom’s Up SaaS”

Not In Control

In the world of startups and entrepreneurship, we, almost religiously, believe that if we work hard, work with talented people, and get traction, then we’ll come out “victorious”.  Given the general optimistic nature of being a founder, when looking forward, we tend to brush the uncertainty under the rug and assume that outcomes are fully in ourContinue reading “Not In Control”

Bruin Entrepreneurs: Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Two night ago, I attended the 2nd UCLA Student + Alumni  Entrepreneurs Dinner. Last time I was here, a year ago, the event was my baby at Bruin Entrepreneurs for which we had raised some money from, the ever supporting, UCLA VC Fund, to host! The only difference was this year, I was back asContinue reading “Bruin Entrepreneurs: Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Ecosystem”