Marketplace Version 1.0

What is a Marketplace?

It’s a platform where buyers and sellers can come together and interact.

Humanity has been built on marketplaces.

The earliest examples were the Greek Agora, the Persian Bazaars and the Arabian Souqs and the Latin Mercatus ()

They originated from a…

My second job () was an amazing opportunity, when one of my best friends offered me the chance to help him and his brother build up their family office, investing in startups ().


Let me ask you a question.

Do you have any regrets related to speaking up, where you could have asked that hot person out, asked for a raise, asked for help, just asked for something… And you didn’t?

Odds are you answered yes.

Let me flip this question around.


At some point () you will be called upon to firefight. This thankfully doesn’t involve actually getting into a burning forest or building but handling a mini-crisis.

I wanted to share some of my experiences with fires and some tips to firefight, with…

Far Far Ahead

I was having a conversation with a good friend turned founder recently and one of the topics that had her worrying was her Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP).

Running out of ideas for a 30 day writing challenge, I leapt at the opportunity and promised her an article on it…

Sheer bliss

Hello everyone, a short post for today as I’m quite exhausted after my longest ride in years ().

Exercise. The word inspires delight in some, dread in others. …


Hello again folks! Picking up from where I left off yesterday. If you haven’t gotten a chance to read Part 1, here’s the link.

In my last article I covered the basics of Personal finance, talked about #SAVINGS & #INVESTMENT, touching upon topics like Compound Interest (

I do!!!!

The eternal dream, the pursuit of happiness (). After all money can’t buy happiness but it gets you pretty damn close.

This isn’t a love letter to Capitalism and Consumerism ().
It’s a crash course in everything I have learnt so far trying to ensure Future…

Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash

2020. What a terrible f**ked up year. In recent history (leaving aside World Wars), there hasn’t been a time when time itself came to a standstill.

Wherever you live, chance are you were in some kind of lockdown, working from home ()…

Putting the sunset away

I recently took up the sport of Golf. I’m not very good at it yet () though constant practise is helping me improve slowly.

I’m writing this today as the similarities between Golf and Life have been playing on my mind…

Avik Ashar

Angel Investor, Startup life (built and scaled across Asia), cyclist, amateur gardener, seasoned whisky enthusiast

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