So long and thanks for all the fish, but not really

We moved to India 6 years ago from the valley. I started BuzzGain and then wanted to start another company, but ended up at Microsoft instead.

Now we are moving back to the US in July or August. We are heading to Seattle.

I will still come to India every couple of months and the team here will continue to report to me, but I will live in Seattle.

Microsoft Ventures in India has 2 leaders – Ravi Narayan and Rajinish Menon. Ravi focuses on the accelerator and Rajinish on the community and engagement with the ecosystem.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in India and have made many friends and a few enemies as well. I have made more than my share of mistakes. So for all those mistakes and the people I have messed up, apologies.

To all the wonderful folks in the various cities that have hosted me and been such a source of support when things were going horribly wrong, thank you very much.

Most of all, thank you very much for being good friends and supporting me with your emails, tweets, blog comments and messages.

16 thoughts on “So long and thanks for all the fish, but not really”

  1. Mukund, I will miss you. Your suggestions on our biz @ the 10k pitching session, to your many blog posts, wonderful.

    I definitely remember your journey at TiE too.

    Bangalore startup community will miss you too for sure.

    Shivaram

  2. I still remember meeting you for the first time at a NASSCOM session in Delhi, taking your advice couple of times, over phone and in person and seeing you at the NPC 2012 in Bangalore. Your insights always helped in giving me a larger, clearer picture to make a better decision. I thought we’d be able to meet one more time. Who knows? May be!

    I wish you a great time in Seattle and best wishes in this endeavor.

    Thank you once again, Mukund. Stay in touch. 🙂

  3. All the best Mukund! I’m glad I got a chance to meet you in person and spend some quality time with you. It would be interesting to hear your stories from the other side.

  4. What could I say Mukund? It’s heart breaking really!! Having you around was like saying to oneself; this man has seen it all & he knows where the shoe pinches. Your views & blogs have been such a comfort.

    But I’m sure you’ll not disappoint us & continue to blog & share. And do let us know when you are around, we’ll meet then. So long & All the Best!

  5. Hi Mukund

    Will miss meeting you and seeing your energy in action 🙂 at NPC. Thank god “Geography is history” borrowing from the tagline of Iridium phones who died a premature death in 1999, we can read your blogposts from anywhere and stay connected.

    Cheers

    Vishal

  6. Hi Mukund,

    nice to meet you in Pune Tie workshop & learned so much from you.
    Wish you could be here for some more time. Keep writing on your blog & I would love to read those insightful.

    thanks & regards,
    Sagar kasar

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