Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Upcoming OCC meet on 3rd August


Well we are already looking forward to an interesting OCC meet on 3rd Aug 08 and it just seems to get bigger.

Vijay Anand of, Sameer Gulgani of Morpheus Venture Partners, Anjana Vivek of VentureBean, Anjana Kaul of Footprint ventures, Ganesh Rengaswamy (Ex-Greylock) are all likely to be there (and maybe one more surprise guest).

Note: Sameer Gulgani and Anjana Vivek have also been our previous guests at OCC.

Post our interactive session with Rajeev (as outlined in the mail attached below), the above mentioned folks will be all ears to whatever you have to share, ask, inquire. They will help you with your mixed bag of queries across topics, do some creative problem solving and nurture cross-pollination of ideas.

On an another note: We are also likely to have Amit Pande – one of the key organizer for Dcamp 2.0 and hopefully Shashi Kiran from TiE Bangalore.

Request you to make most of the opportunity and contribute as well. Given that we have more on our plate we will increase the duration of the gathering: 10:30 AM – 01:00 PM.

For everyone’s convenience: Please be on time and do mark:



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From: Amarinder Gurdev Singh
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 2:37 PM
To: Bangalore OCC
Subject: Next OCC Meet - 3rd Aug 08: Interaction with Second Time Entrepreneur


For the first time in OCC Bangalore we have an interesting situation – where our featured guest is also keen to be our host. Cheers!

Ladies & Gentlemen – this coming Sunday we will be meeting with Rajeev K Purnaiya. Rajeev had most of his higher education in US (a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University).

Rajeev was the Founder and Managing Director of CyberBazaar, India's first and largest conferencing company. After selling CyberBazaar to WebEx, Inc., he was the Managing Director of WebEx India until mid-2005.

Subsequently, Rajeev has gone back to entrepreneurship and has recently launched – “hooeey” – which helps you manage your browsing productivity. You may learn more at:

We will interact with Rajeev on the following points:

- Rajeev’s initial days and the first ideas / plans / thoughts on wanting to be an entrepreneur

- Experience of launching & building CyberBazaar. It’s acquisition by WebEx

- Ideas behind “hooeey” and the product launch. More discussion on the product as well.

- Transition from a Telecom Venture to a Web Based Product.

- Experiences, lessons and other points which the group may want to learn from Rajeev

Folks you are welcome to register and actually use for a while before the meet. This will enable you to give feedback to Rajeev and his team. Though we are not keen to do a hooeey’s demo but couple of members from product team will be available to help you - in case you want to look at the product and talk more tech, usability and other points. As the meet is in their office – we will have access to some desktops, internet.

Here are the Logistics:

Date: 3rd Aug 08

Day: Sunday

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Venue: Principal Axis, 34/1 Crescent Road, Bangalore, 560 001.

Office Board Line: 4126 6279/80/81 (request you to call the front desk in this week and make sure you get the directions correct so as to avoid delays on Sunday)


Beverages & Cookies: Hospitality from Hooeey’s team.

Please mark your confirmations on this link (this is a must, thanks):