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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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A tale of two tech companies.One has an outrageous valuation, venture capital pouring into every pore, no revenue.The other, quietly, has turned $11 million of capital into an annual revenue run rate of over $100 million, went public, and has a lousy valuation.Valuation Without Revenue: NextdoorThere are several companies that have surprisingly reached the stature of Billion Dollar Unicorns without generating any revenues or any significant finan...
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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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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!

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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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Entrepreneurs are invited to the 254th FREE online 1M/1M roundtable mentoring session on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/8:30 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 more ...
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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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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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