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Darshan Somashekar

Entrepreneur & Venture Partner TMV

Darshan Somashekar advises and writes about business and technology topics. He has spent time working as a programmer, tech co-founder, investor, VP of Product, and management consultant throughout his career.

He was a co-founder of drop.io, a media sharing, VC-backed startup that was acquired by Facebook in 2010. He also co-founded Imagine Easy Solutions, a research and citation platform (main brand EasyBib), which was acquired by Chegg in 2016.

He went on to serve as Chegg's VP of Product for its newly-formed Writing Tools group.

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World of Work

4 best practices for working with remote contractors

Darshan Somashekar

Much is written about how to be a great manager to full-time remote teams. What gets talked about less—but is arguably just as important—is how to be a great manager to...

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6 inspiring ways to bring remote employees together

Darshan Somashekar

From luxurious break rooms to fun team outings, employers have historically invested a lot in providing ways for their people to socialize. That is: until our working world moved from...

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Surprising skills managers need to adapt to a post-COVID future

Darshan Somashekar

We all know work looks different these days. Many companies are opting to stay remote-friendly for the long haul. And even those planning a return to the office are considering...

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4 Employee Engagement Lessons Workplaces Can Learn from Edtech

Darshan Somashekar

If you’re like most managers and company leaders around the world right now, employee engagement is probably top of mind. For one, employees are burnt out and as many as...

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Education needs to prepare students for the future of work – here’s how

Darshan Somashekar

The downfalls of traditional education are well-documented: universities are expensive, out of touch, and inaccessible to many students, to the point where nearly half of millennials say college wasn’t worth...


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The Great Resignation—why are they leaving?

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