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Sramana Mitra
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There are several Billion Dollar Unicorn club members who have taken their time getting to the club. But there are a few stories of startups that have sped their way to the club. Here is one such interesting player, two-year-old team communicating service Slack, which is making waves in the market.Slack’s OfferingsSanFrancisco-based Slack was founded in January 2013 by Serguei Mourachov, Eric Costello, Cal Henderson, and Stewart Butterfield. Thei...
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During today’s roundtable, we celebrated the launch of my book, Billion Dollar Unicorns, with Rob Hull, Founder and Chairman of Adaptive Insights. Rob shared in-depth insights on how he raised $4.5 million to get the company off the ground, as well as what he would do differently today.HelloHealthyAs for the pitches, first up, Jude Chiy from Chicago, Illinois, pitched HelloHealthy, a workplace health and wellness concept.JaipurBeltThen, Ganesh Ja...
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While my first key lesson from Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins is for both men and women, this one is specifically for women.Yes, we're watching this trial bring to focus gender discrimination as a core issue in the technology industry. That discussion needs to happen. I am glad it is happening.Meanwhile, for young, talented, ambitious women out there, I have a few words of wisdom.Please do me a favor, and do not go have affairs with married collea...
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During today’s roundtable, we celebrated the launch of my book, Billion Dollar Unicorns, with Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam. Veeam is Ratmir’s second venture, so he had some money to bootstrap with. Consequently, Veeam avoided taking any venture capital and grew organically till about $200 million in revenue. Today, Ratmir has taken some money from Insight Ventures, but only to give himself and his co-founder some liquidity, and access Insight’s ...
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According to a report by Gartner, the enterprise backup recovery software market was worth $4.7 billion in 2013. BAAR, Switzerland-based Veeam is a Billion Dollar Unicorn club member in the enterprise backup, recovery and data de-duplication segment which is making big waves in the industry.Veeam’s OfferingsVeeam was founded in 2006 by Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov. Ratmir had discovered his entrepreneurial drive early on in his career. Afte...
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According to a 2014 Accenture report, the global market for electronic health records (EHR) is projected to grow to $22.3 billion in 2015. North America is expected to remain the biggest region in the industry, growing 7% annually to bring in $10.1 billion. Westborough, Massachusetts-based eClinicalWorks is a growing force in the industry and a proud member of the Billion Dollar Unicorn club member. What’s more, the company was bootstrapped with ...
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Like many, I have been following the Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins saga. Last week, New York Times had a report on it that has a brief mention of the key issue, in my opinion, that no one else seems to be highlighting:Kleiner has had about 24 junior partners in its history, Mr. Doerr testified. Most of them were male. Most of them did not make it to the inner circle.“What’s unusual, what is truly unusual, is for a partner to be promot...
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During today’s roundtable, we celebrated the launch of my book, Billion Dollar Unicorns, with Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam. Veeam is Ratmir’s second venture, so he had some money to bootstrap with. Consequently, Veeam avoided taking any venture capital and grew organically till about $200 million in revenue. Today, Ratmir has taken some money from Insight Ventures, but only to give himself and his co-founder some liquidity, and access Insight’s ...
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According to a recent report by Deloitte Digital, the global e-commerce market is projected to grow to $1.4 trillion by the year 2016. Here is how London-based ASOS.com entered the Billion Dollar Unicorn club by focusing on the niche market of designer products for the twenty-somethings.ASOS.com’s OfferingsASOS was founded in 1999 by Nick Robertson and Quentin Griffiths when they came up with the idea of setting up an online business where buyers...
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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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