Archives for the ‘Business & Tech’ Category

Silicon Valley’s Cinequest Festival Co-founder & Director Halfdan Hussey

By • Feb 11th, 2014 • Category: Books and Authors, Business & Tech, Featured, Ideas, India, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Video

Every year Silicon Valley holds its annual Cinequest film festival that is a fusion of technology and arts. This year Cinequest  is celebrating its 24th year in  downtown San Jose from March 3-16, 2014. Our guest today is Halfdan Hussey, co-founder and director of Cinequest Film Festival, who shares the highlights of this year’s festival. [...]

Anjali Joshi of Dhrishti, A Startup With A Difference

By • Nov 12th, 2013 • Category: Bangalore, Business & Tech, Featured, Ideas, India

Meet Anjali Joshi, who has her eyes set on making a difference to people in the bottom of the pyramid in Karnataka, the state where Bangalore, “Silicon Valley” of India is located. Dhrishti (means vision), is a start-up she founded with Kiran Anandampillai, her techie husband. Dhristi’s goal is is provide quality eye-care in underserved areas [...]

Indian Ambassador to US Nirupama Menon Rao on India-US Relations – Part-1

By • Nov 1st, 2013 • Category: Bangalore, Business & Tech, Ideas, India

Indian Ambassador to the US Nirupama Menon Rao talks about the opening up of the India-US relationship and how it has evolved over the years. In Part-1 of our interview the Ambassador talks about the changing nature of the relationship. She talks about new opportunities especially in the education sector between the 2 countries. And [...]

NEA’s Kittu Kolluri on Venture Capitalism and Entrepreneurship

By • Oct 15th, 2013 • Category: Business & Tech, Featured, Hyderabad, Ideas, India, San Francisco/Silicon Valley, USA, VC & Private Equity Funding, Video

Kittu Kolluri is a general partner at the venture capital firm  New Enterprise Associates (NEA)  in Menlo Park. A couple of weeks ago one of the startups he invested in was acquired by Monsanto for $1 billion. This is one of the biggest acquisitions for NEA. This was also one of the biggest acquisitions in the [...]