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Sramana Mitra
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When it comes to billion-dollar startups, late-stage investors may to be chasing PR rather than returns.
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Billion Dollar Unicorn club member ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) may have been founded to offer IT Service Desk Management capabilities over the cloud. But in recent years, they have diversified their offerings beyond ITSM to include additional enterprise management capabilities including HR, operations, legal, and facilities management. They continue to do so with stellar results as is evident from their recently reported performance.ServiceNow’s Finan...
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During today’s roundtable, we celebrated the launch of my book, Billion Dollar Unicorns, with Fred Luddy, Founder and Chief Product Officer of ServiceNow, one of the most successful companies in the history of enterprise software. The company, founded in 2003, is valued at over $12 billion in the public market today. It was a truly wonderful discussion, marked with Fred’s warmth, humility and wit: “We hire people with a lot of experience. We ask ...
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Analysts expect the global e-commerce market to grow from $1.5 trillion in 2014 to $2.4 trillion by the year 2018. The growth in e-commerce is also leading to a bigger demand for safe and capable payment processing solutions like the one offered by Billion Dollar Unicorn club member Adyen.Adyen’s OfferingsAmsterdam-based Adyen was founded in 2006 by Pieter van der Does and Arnout Schuijff. Arnout had founded the Dutch company Bibit earlier and Pi...
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Earlier this year, we covered Billion Dollar Unicorn company Lynda.com. Carpinteria, California-based Lynda.com is an online learning company that has seen meteoric rise in valuation in the recent past. Last week, they reached their peak when they were bought for $1.5 billion by professional social network, LinkedIn. This was not only the biggest acquisition by LinkedIn so far, but was also the biggest valuation for an ed-tech company. I have lon...
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According to a recent study by research firm Edelman Berland, more than 53 million people in the US are doing freelance work. That accounts for 34% of the country’s workforce. Billion Dollar Unicorn club member Elance-oDesk is helping this freelance workforce make their mark in the economy.Elance-oDesk’s OfferingsMountain View-based Elance was founded in 1998 by IIT Bombay alumni Srinivas Anumolu, Sanjay Noronha, and Beerud Sheth. While working a...
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These days, everyone seems to be a startup mentor. Whether they have ever done a startup or not, whether they have ever raised money or not, they are ready to advise entrepreneurs.As you are navigating through your options, consider these points as guidance in finding a good mentor to shepherd your journey.One thing I have learnt is that it is extremely difficult to give negative feedback to entrepreneurs without triggering a defensive reaction. ...
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According to an IDC report, the global cloud market is expected to grow to $118 billion by 2015 and will be worth $200 billion by 2018. The growth will be driven by an increased adoption of the hybrid cloud as organizations are still trying out the cloud and would like to use ways that help bridge the gaps between the comparatively low-security public clouds and the high-security private clouds. Something similar was envisioned by entrepreneur Ga...
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Hello Entrepreneurs! Some of the growth starts at this amazing event!

Today's UPDATE!  Startups Showcase, brings you the 2015 4th edition, Startups {$hark Tank} Showcase, where startups have received funding on our Stage!

We hope you are looking forward to the 4th edition, April 17, 2015 as it is set to be an amazing night! We welcome, Hult-IBS, co-creation lab will have 8 startups presenting to the Sharks,

Please be sure to bring a VALID I.D.  This is a 21+ establishment and you must have a Valid I.D. to enter the building!

Also, we are starting right at 6PM so be sure to bring your ticket so we can get you into the event swiftly!

Facebook Page, click here: https://www.facebook.com/events/329047220559907/

Event page click here: http://www.meetup.com/StartupsShowcase/events/218729151/

Thank you,

Startups Showcase Group, Inc.
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The venture capital market is getting more and more irrational every day. VentureBeat just reported this week that VCs are ‘collecting logos’ of unicorn companies. According to Pitchbook, more than 60 percent of all VC-invested capital went to rounds of more than $25 million in 2014, the highest percentage since the dotcom boom. There were 414 rounds of $25+ million last year, 50 percent more than the 276 rounds in 2013. VC capital invested jumpe...
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In this series, professionals reflect on their inevitable career mistakes. Follow the stories here and write your own (please include #BestMistake in your post).In the spring of 2005, I started blogging.During those days, blogs were not as commonplace as they are today. Om Malik, at the time a close friend, and a pioneer in the tech blogging scene, introduced me to the concept. “You are so opinionated, you must blog!” Om declared. Then, he went o...
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Founder of One Million by One Million: http://1m1m.sramanamitra.com
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Sramana Mitra is the founder of One Million by One Million (1M/1M) the first and only global virtual incubator/accelerator that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. She has a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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