I am off to the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, filled with excitement about the coming few days. I and my colleague Yavor will meet some old friends, find some new, see a lot of new faces, and also quite a few well-known ones. It is always a blast coming to a place where such a great bunch of talent are crammed together for a few days, creating and discussing ideas and business.
I've also been really lousy at writing anything here for a long time. Last week I went to India (Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore) with my wife Maja and helped her out a bit in her work towards the BoP market. It has been a long time since I learnt so much in such a short period of time. Even though I cannot make comments right now about any of the fantastic and remarkable start-ups we met (which I hope to be able to do soon), I'll stay at saying that Hand in Hand is doing a really wonderful and important job. We had the opportunity to visit both their Chennai headquarters as well as a solid waste management mini-plant in the rural areas around Kancheepuram and one out of soon-to-be 1000(!) citizen centers in Tamil Nadu.