Bill Draper Back In India…Almost

Just back from Baramati or thereabouts and wish I had taken the laptop along. The region apparently has excellent WiFi connectivity and I missed out on an opportunity to blog from the field. It is never quite the same when you get back to concrete Mumbai and try to recapture the essence of the experiences back there. Anyhow, I’ll put up some interesting photos as soon as the embargo is off — do catch the next issue of Outlook Business.

Much has happened in the interim. Dimdim got funded and Contentsutra’s parent ContentNext Media got acquired — UK’s Guardian News & Media bought it for over $30 million. I expected exactly the opposite…that grapevine seems to have mixed things up horribly. The Dimdim deal, specifically, is interesting because it sort of brings back Draper Richards to India — the firm led a $6 million Series B investment round. Draper Richards is in a way connected to Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) — the first is led by William H Draper, III

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