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  • Vinay Nair

Understanding Moats in A Startup

Updated: Feb 26, 2020

Unless you are extremely well-versed with medieval literature, it is somewhat unlikely that you had heard of "moats" before Game of Thrones staged a crucial episode at the fictional Moat Cailin. Till the cult favourite show branded the term into our collective consciousness, many people, barring the voracious readers, probably had little idea of what a moat even was. And few can blame them for their ignorance. For a generation struggling to get their hands on a decently sized apartment in a bustling metro, castles and ditches to defend their gates can sound like a distant dream. However, being unrelatable doesn't mean that moats are useless to us today.  While we may not have the sprawling mansions like the Knights of yore, we do have burgeoning economies and their highly lauded growth engines: the startups.

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