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Qualcomm BREW 2006

   Qualcomm BREW is one of the conference that I always want to attend. Apart from the excellent talks & tutorials from prominent speakers that goes on in the main conference an added attraction is that this conference happens in the beautiful San Diego.(one of my fav cities). 

    Last year's conference had tons of useful and interesting stuff. It takes a while(1-1.5 mnths) for the Qualcomm folks to upload the videos and presentation of the conference. Will have to wait till then 😦

Sequoia Capital India’s First Investment

Sequoia Capital India does series A round of investing in TutorVista. The investment is around $2 million. It is founded by Ganesh K who is a serial entreprenuer with earlier successes like Customer Asset(BPO). Tutorvista according him is a “new generation education company” that is challenging the “cyber coolie” label given to the Indian BPO sector and is offering a more specialized outsourcing service called KPO — or knowledge process outsourcing.

I have met Ganesh a few times in TiE bangalore meetings, he comes across a very energetic and is extremely analytical and he gave me some very good feedback on my ideas.

I found it very amusing that I could not find any link in any of the online space( online papers or blogs(like contentsutra or alootechie etc) or even Sequoia/Tutor’s website) where I could link to this piece of news. I read this news in todays edition of Economic times. We need some place(site or a blog) where we can gat information of what is going on in the startup scene in India.

update: Contentsutra refers to businessstandard article here

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