Unsurprisingly, Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) continued to outpace market expectations. Adobe has had a strong run this year. Its stock has climbed more than 50% since the start of the year. But analysts suspect that it may be time for a slowdown. After the recent result announcement, the stock fell because its forecast was in line but not higher than market expectations.
Sramana Mitra: At this point, were you charging for the product?
Anthony Smith: We were not. Anybody could install Insightly and start using it. I was still at Perth in Western Australia. A lot of Google’s customers were based in the US which is a 12-hour time difference. A lot of stuff was happening in the middle of the night for me. My email system was blowing up. There were a lot of people inquiring about it, submitting bugs, and needing technical support and help. I was doing a lot of work from 9PM through to 6AM.
Sramana Mitra: How many downloads did you get and how many of these were active users? >>>
Rob Purdy, Founder and Global CEO at Power2Motivate. Rob’s is a classical 1Mby1M case study that I suggest you take a look at.
Stefania Mallett, CEO at ezCater, who raised multiple seed rounds, and then, over a period of a decade, $70 million. Stefania describes her journey of building a 2-sided marketplace for catering services that will do a billion dollars in billing soon. Great story of a woman entrepreneur who focuses on data, metrics, and results, not bias!
Hugh Massie is CEO at DNA Behavior International, a company that had a slow start and hovered in the $2-3 Million revenue range for the first six years of its existence. Today, this fully bootstrapped company does over $10M in revenue and is accelerating further. Hugh offers important lessons in managing a company that is ahead of the market.
Ravi Gururaj, Chair of NASSCOM’s product council, and Sharad Sharma, Founder of iSPRIT, each with enormous contributions towards the growth of the Indian software product eco-system, weigh in with their thoughts on the various aspects of the market.
Sramana Mitra: Who owns the bid data? When you talk about ad exchanges, is that data owned by the ad exchange? In that case, how do you get to them?
Jim Regan: We’ve created relationships with the ad exchanges. They didn’t have a market for this secondary data. They were just sitting on it.
Sramana Mitra: You can buy the bid data logs from the ad exchanges and then you can apply that to the technology company’s internal CRM data and so forth. >>>
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