The Evolving Landscape of High Tech Entrepreneurship

I've had the good fortune to be involved with a number of high tech companies with hands-on experience in strategy definition, startup capitalization, executive leadership, product innovation, mergers and acquisitions, going public and many other areas related to high tech entrepreneurship.

Based on my experience over the years, I'm happy to share my perspective on what it takes to start and run a fast-growth tech startup. As time permits, I will be posting articles about high tech leadership and startup management here.

How Important Are Awards for Tech Companies?

There are many tech leaders who are skeptical of awards. I’m not one of them.

Those who believe award submissions are a waste of time and money pin that view on two key arguments, neither of which hold much water, in my opinion.

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Thoughts on WhatsApp and Others Transitioning from Consumer to Enterprise

If a tech company starts out serving a consumer market, can they later transition to the enterprise market?

Based on what I’ve seen, it’s an uphill battle. Right now, as I write this, I have numerous competitors trying to make the transition.

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My First Job: A Father’s Day Letter to My Kids

In our industry, career paths are extremely diverse. Like everyone else, I’ve made some really good career decisions, but I’ve also learned some hard lessons along the way – lessons that seem appropriate to pass along to my sons this Father’s Day.

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The Silver Lining of Running a Tech Venture in a Crowded Market

For many technology executives and entrepreneurs, a crowded market can feel daunting, especially when there are many new entrants with backing from venture capital firms.

But if I’ve learned anything from my decades of experience in the tech industry, it’s that a surplus of emerging competitors isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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What to Look for at Apple’s WWDC 2016

Rumors are flying ahead of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), scheduled to kick off June 13th in San Francisco.

Although the company is always cagey about planned announcements at WWDC, there are a few things I’ll be watching for at this year’s event – advances that could impact wireless and messaging for millions of mobile users around the world.

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A Key to High-Tech Startup Success: Market Need Anticipation

My many experiences as a high-tech entrepreneur and executive have taught me many lessons.

Perhaps the most important thing I have learned is that the high-tech companies that do best are those that can see market needs emerging well before the competition does.

If you are first to see a big problem coming, you can solve for it and be there with a solution when everybody else realizes there is a problem.

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Anurag Lal

Anurag Lal

With more than 25 years of leadership and operating experience in technology, mobile, SaaS, cloud and telecom services, Anurag Lal is a recognized mobile technology authority and high tech entrepreneurship thought leader.

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