The opportunity to build products for India is huge. However, there are subtle nuances that are not entirely clear at the surface level. Last week we published part 2 of the transcript from our Building for Bharat meetup. This part covers how a market can be segmented purely on the basis of access (or lack there of) to alternatives. It also covers the prevalence of middlemen in India and how technology should be used to enable them instead of disrupting them. Let us know what you think :)
One of the better products to come out of India, Lisn announced they're shutting down. Part of the team building the product worked out of Investopad. Sad to see such a beautiful product unable to survive the harsh realities of the music industry.
Over the past couple of years, Aadhaar has become a bit of a shape-shifter. It's important that people understand what this ID really is and how a comparison with the US' Social Security number is not at all accurate.