The First Post

For a while, I was thinking of writing a blog about random tech entrepreneurial musings. Finally, I managed to get around to it.

A bit about me/what I’m upto:

I’m Anish Godha. I’m originally from India, currently in Palo Alto, CA. I recently got my MS degree from Stanford, have a BS degree from Northwestern and went to high school at the Cathedral & John Connon School in Mumbai.

For the entrepreneurial process, I’m founder & CEO of MochaMeet – a group planning startup that exists solely because I wanted a way to stay in touch with my friends after graduation, but could not find anything available that was ‘it’. There has been a tremendous amount of learning and a lot of my future blog posts would draw on my experiences with MochaMeet. I’ve spent about 2 years on the concept, pivoted away from an earlier direction and recently, our revamped web version went live!

I’m also co-founder of a made-to-order jewelry e-commerce company called Diamondere.com – a spin-off from our jewelry manufacturing family business in India. Diamondere is a concept where any piece of jewelry can be personalized to suit the user’s style – change gem stones, change gold color/quality & even engrave for free. Given our manufacturing background and proximity to the source (India processes about 92% of the world’s diamonds), we are able to price this at about 30-50% cheaper than other retailers.

Needless to say, I keep myself fairly occupied. Since both startups are so different – team, market, product, business model etc, I’ve been able to get quite a varied experience in a fairly short amount of time.

So, I intend this blog to be something more along the lines of random, ‘Thoughts, Musings & Erratic Ramblings’ – though most of it would be fairly focused on tech entrepreneurship.

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