Travel has perhaps been the most defining driver of value of my 20s. My journeys have exposed me to new peoples and cultures and have thus completely transformed my life trajectory. I went from being a fairly insular child, to taking my first unchaperoned trip...

I came to MIT to start a company. I chose the school for its unparalleled combination of intellectual rigor and real-world pragmatism. The first startup I got involved in, however, had nothing intellectual about it, nor was it solving any real problem. What this cushion...

I’m sitting in Siem Reap, after a phenomenal vegan Cambodian meal and a day of childlike excitement amidst the temples in Angkor. I can’t think of many better ways to end and begin a year than to be in an ancient megalopolis that was an...

Today marks independent India’s 69th year of existence after British rule. A still nascent nation — the world’s most diverse country and its largest democracy too! — marches toward increasing global leadership. I am immensely proud to be Indian, to be a descendant of a civilization with more than...

Think twice the next time you fool yourself into substituting a phone call for an in-person meeting. I am always surprised when entrepreneurs turn down the opportunity for game-changing face-to-face meetings, but it happens regularly. We held our investor summit a couple weeks ago — 35...

I'm wary of (although undoubtedly guilty of using) the term "disruptive" and the phrase "disruptive innovation." Building great technology-driven companies (both B2B and B2C) revolves around the creation of enabling, empowering experiences - not disruptive ones. In that vein, today we announced our investment in a...

Placester announced its Series C today - a $20M round led by NEA, which also led the Series B. This round brings the company's total capital to over $50M. Placester enables the professionals who power residential real estate - real estate agents and brokers -...

We’re happy to announce that we’ve led the Series A for Cogito. It was a highly competitive round – hardly surprising given its technology pedigree (out of Sandy Pentland’s lab at the MIT Media Lab) and the massive market opportunity it tackles. I view life...