Executive/Entrepreneur with many bruises that have taught me valuable lessons, technology, marketing, strategy and leadership.
Would be glad to help people with their challenges and at the same time help a cause that is dear to my heart.
Frankly without customers it would be a challenge to position the IP for a sale. With the barrier to entry being low in building the base technology, you have to show that there is something compelling you have built and customers really need this solution (even if they are not paying).
(Admittedly) In hindsight I can tell you this - don't build anything till you have lined up customers who are ready to pay. This is true even if you are building a freemium product.
Unless the technology you have built is remarkable and might find a place in some other company and given that the amount is relatively small, I would attribute it to cost of lesson learnt and move forward.
This is one area I would not cut-corners. If you are serious about this business then DIY is definitely not the way to go. It should not cost you a lot to get a Subscription Agreement drafted. You can always look at the contract of some of the successful SaaS companies, by asking one of your Sales friends, who might be working there but use that as a reference so when you work with your lawyer you know if your agreement is comprehensive.
Subraya is a smart, self-motivated, result-oriented and hard working professional. He will be an asset to any organization
Subraya was extremely insightful and quickly spotted areas ripe for new business growth, process improvement, efficiency and productivity gains, and overall operational performance improvement. He brings passion and drive into an organization, and then focuses and applies this energy in a very positive way. While very competent at the 50,000 foot level dealing with key fundamentals such the business model, value proposition, and overall product development strategy, he can also work at a granular level, dealing with issues that are at the core of client satisfaction and employee performance. I highly recommend Subraya, and I'm hopeful that our paths will cross again sometime in the future.
A very smart and driven employee. He has very good technical , managerial and product domain expertise.
I did not directly with him but from my knowledge I know that he is highly regarded by his team members for his overall capacity.
I highly recommend Subraya.
I have had the opportunity to work with Subraya on several occasions on pre-sales opportunities. Subraya reviewed the issues and responded in a timely fashion that allowed time sensitive, critical customer demonstrations to be conducted.
I praise Subraya for his technical skills, people skills, willingness to respond to time sensitive, mission critical matters and a great team player.
I met Subraya only once in India, though we were working together in the same group close to 2 years. He amazed me with his personality and his quick decision making skills. He is a real asset to Oracle and many people have learned a great deal from him. I wish him all the best.
I recommend Subraya without hesitation, and especially applaud his ability to work under very tight deadlines. His expertise, focus, and creativity under pressure have made him a tremendous asset to our team. In addition, he can balance the details required to get the job done without losing sight of the bigger picture.
It has been my great fortune working with Subraya past five years.Under his guidance and leadership I learnt a lot about software product development, internal processes to ensure quality and team dynamics.From my experience I have seen him managing different projects with different team sizes, and every time he has delivered a highly motivated, analytical and an effective team.Highly recommended.
Subraya has an unusually broad skill set and perspective that has made him invaluable to AgreeNet. At the same time, Subraya has the vision to analyze and recommend on large and strategic business issues while also being able to dig in and provide both leadership and practical accomplishment at the detailed technical level. It's a fairly unusual combination that makes his contributions so valuable.
Subraya was a terrific partner for me at Siterra who brought a broad and deep understanding of seemingly all technology, to every marketing discussion and planning session. He also has a very solid understanding of what motivates customers to buy and was able to synthesize ideas from others with his own keen instincts to develop real visionary strategies for new products and markets. Plus...he's an absolute delight to work with. Very sharp...very competitive...driven. He has a great sense of humor and is an excellent team player.
Subraya has a deep understanding of the enterprise software market and the value it provides to improve business productivity through more agile processes. He is a non-linear thinker and always keeps business values at the forefront of technology decisions or recommendations. The combination of his business skills and understanding of emerging technologies helps him to design the best solutions to customer problems.
Subraya is a font of energy and initiative and understands clearly those strategies that will result in increased sales and those that lead to wonderland. I would recommend Subraya heartily.