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Sramana Mitra
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During today’s roundtable, we celebrated both our milestone 250th roundtable, as well as the launch of my book, Billion Dollar Unicorns, with Scott Sandell, General Partner, NEA.Among Silicon Valley’s venture firms, NEA holds a special place in my own entrepreneurial journey, being the first VC firm that I successfully raised funding from. Oddly, and we discussed this today, at the time in the late nineties, the fact that my company was doing pro...
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Till a few years ago, flash sales sites were the darlings of e-commerce. But soon, as the fad passed, so did their valuation. One of the recent sites to have fallen off the plank is Zulily (Nasdaq: ZU). The Billion Dollar Unicorn club member went public a little over a year ago in a rather successful IPO. But the tables have turned since and the company has seen its valuation crash as the company continues to miss the market’s expected financial ...
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Continuing with our Billion Dollar Unicorn club analysis, here is the story of another interesting company. Chicago-based Cleversafe was founded in 2004 by MIT alumnus, engineer, and serial entrepreneur Chris Gladwin. The company is addressing the growing large scale enterprise storage market, which according to IDC is estimated to grow to $17 billion by the year 2015.Cleversafe’s OfferingsPrior to founding Cleversafe, Chris had founded a music s...
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During today’s roundtable, we celebrated the launches of my books, Bootstrapping With A Paycheck and Billion Dollar Unicorns, with Girish Navani, CEO of eClinicalWorks, who has bootstrapped a billion dollar Unicorn with a paycheck. Girish didn’t quit his job for two years, while he tested and validated his original product and customer base. Today, 16 years later, he has built a $300 million revenue company that is still 100% bootstrapped, privat...
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The Billion Dollar Unicorn Club has some interesting stories of companies in the same space reaching Unicorn status through different business models. One such story is that of Egnyte, which like Box, operates in the cloud storage space. But unlike Box, Egnyte operates a leaner ship and offers an enterprise grade product that can command much higher pricing.Egnyte’s OfferingsMountain View-based Egnyte was founded in 2008 by entrepreneurs Vineet J...
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Entrepreneurs are invited to the 251st FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. India IST.If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll gain straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.You can learn more her...
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You have already read my recent piece, Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later, as one of the tried and true approaches to building Unicorn companies. In this piece, I want to share with you some other strategies worth looking at as well, as part of our Billion Dollar Unicorns exploration. Each of these has a video conversation from one of our recent 1M/1M roundtables. You only need to liste
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A Goldman Sachs study published last month estimates the global SaaS market to grow to $106 billion by next year, translating to a 15% growth over the year. Here is an interesting story of MuleSoft, an integration platform provider for multiple SaaS-based enterprise applications that is expected to join the Billion Dollar Unicorn club soon.MuleSoft’s OfferingsSan Francisco-based MuleSoft was founded in 2006 by Ross Mason whose professional life b...
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Entrepreneurs are invited to the 250th FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/9:30 p.m. India IST.If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll receive straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.You can learn m...
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The market is eagerly awaiting the IPO of another unique Billion Dollar Unicorn club member – Etsy. Over the past decade, Etsy has become the go-to place for one-of-a-kind artisan products. By establishing their presence in a niche space, they have managed to create a successful business model that not only earns high revenues, but is also profitable.Etsy’s OfferingsEtsy was founded in 2005 in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The idea was born when Rob Kalin, a ...
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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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