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At Vishwak, we believe on the potential of the Internet and the innovative advertising that’s possible in Web to keep the Online industry growing. Yes, the slow-down is affecting this industry too, much worse than expected. Still countries like India, Indonesia and China are showing reasonable growth even in this recession climate. And the online Ad industry is very different that it was in the Dot-com days. Today we have seen for many of our customers in Vishwak, their online revenues constitute 10-15% (the variation depends on how successful is their sales and new products team) of their overall revenue.…

One of the concerns for everyone in the Indian IT Industry – for both the insiders and the (abroad) customers are the rising cost of manpower. In the last 3 to 4 years (Indian Financial Years Apr-Mar) the industry has grown tremendously. All the 3 Indian IT majors have joined the billion dollar club, continued to double there revenue every year and are now multi-billion corporations. All of them are close to having over 100,000 employees. They have been joined closely by Tier 2 IT companies as well in the multi-billion dollar club and many of them have over 50,000…

The last programme of TiECon yesterday was Pitch to VCs, several budding entrepreneurs presented their case for seed capital. I was surprised when I was invited next on stage to present on Vishwak’s story (my good friend and our GM – Manigandan Gopalakrishnan had listed my name without my consent :-)). Doing an elevator pitch in 5 minutes for Vishwak which has 10 years of experience and achievements is difficult. Hence I decided to be precise, to the point and highlighted them in 6 buckets (headings). About Vishwak: When was it founded, what we do, number of people and locations…

Over the few years our team size in Vishwak has grown from less than 50 to over 150 now. This means as the Chairman of the organization I don’t get to meet every team member individually, have a chat with them and get to know them better. So few months we experimented with a program titled “Coffee with Venkat”, obviously inspired by the TV talk show by a similar name. This is a bi-monthly event normally held on the first & Third Saturday’s of a month. A few randomly selected team members spend an hour over coffee to have an…

I was recorded on Day 1 of Digital Hollywood to say our pitch about Vishwak by Vator.TV and it was published now (click the above video). Vator.tv is a professional network and marketplace for ideas and businesses. Anyone, across all industries, at any stage, can share ideas, products, services and businesses with the rest of the world, mainly through video. When they recorded with a small handycam I doubted on how well it will come. Not only it has come out well but they have published our About us and also enrolled us in SDForum Competition.