It’s impossible to gauge the full impact of COVID-19 on the world and our economy. But there are steps that startup founders can take to adapt to the current environment, build resilience into their organization and even find opportunities for growth during the weeks and months ahead. We’ve pulled together insights and advice for startup founders that are relevant now -- and for any economic downturn that may unfold during the course of a startup’s journey.

  • By Arundhati Bhattacharya

    Lessons on Leadership and Managing Change

    Arundhati Bhattacharya, CEO, Salesforce India, shares leadership and business lessons from her four decades in the finance and tech industry.

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  • By Tejeshwi Sharma

    Extending Runway in Times of Covid

    Tejeshwi Sharma on how surviving is the new thriving! How do you extend your runway while taking care of your team and working with your competition.

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  • By Sequoia

    Coronavirus: The Black Swan of 2020

    Coronavirus is the black swan of 2020. Some of you (and some of us) have already been personally impacted by the virus. We know the stress you are under and are here to help. With lives at risk, we hope that conditions improve as quickly as possible. In the interim, we should brace ourselves for turbulence and have a prepared mindset for the scenarios that may play out.

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  • By Ravishankar G V

    Finding pockets of upside in the COVID-19 crisis

    India is facing a slowdown that’s of a scope and scale that none of us have seen, let alone know how to prepare for, in our working lives. To look for the positives from this crisis, it is important to reframe our current situation and get into the right mental zone to find those pockets of upsides.

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  • By Rajan Anandan

    Navigating Business Challenges During COVID-19

    Hope is not a strategy. This is not the time to wait and watch. You have to have a bias for action. An AMA with GV Ravishankar and Rajan Anandan on navigating business challenges during COVID-19

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  • By Abheek Anand

    Navigating Business Challenges in Southeast Asia During COVID-19

    How can scenario planning help you plan for this market? Have a plan in place for the worst-case situation. And as information keeps emerging, keep adapting to that. Abheek Anand speaks founders on business models, runways and workforce management during COVID-19

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  • By Sequoia and partner VC firms

    Best Practices for Founders in the wake of COVID-19

    We are in the midst of an unprecedented global health crisis that will have a deep impact on every facet of India’s society and economy. As we weather through this incredibly tough time, we as investors are trying to do what we can in our capacity to help steer our founders through these uncharted waters.

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  • By Rajan Anandan

    Opinion | Navigating your startup in these uncertain times

    Startups, particularly those in an early stage, operate with a high level of uncertainty during the normal course of business. COVID-19 is redefining what uncertainty means. Here are some practical tips that may help startup founders navigate the storm.

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  • By Rajan Anandan

    This too shall pass but startups need a strategy to emerge stronger: Rajan Anandan, Sequoia India

    The global pandemic has literally turned the world upside down, something that the world has not witnessed in the past 100 years. Bewildering as it is, there is also hope that people may get past this if we take decisive and rapid action.

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  • By Ravishankar G V

    Startups Vs COVID-19: Sequoia India’s GV Ravishankar On Shifting Paradigms In The Indian VC Ecosystem

    With the world going under quarantine, even the venture capital outlook is bleak for 2020. With layoffs on the cards for startups, VCs have also braced themselves for a slowdown. Besides the revenue of their portfolio startups and returns on investment, the funding capacity of VCs has also taken a hit due to crashing public markets

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