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Can You Still Compete with Amazon in Niche eCommerce?

Posted on Monday, May 29th 2017

Can you still compete with Amazon in niche eCommerce?

You can, but the rules of the game have changed substantially.

Watch this inspiring 1 minute 33 seconds video and learn how:


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Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: ClearDATA CEO Darin Brannan (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, May 29th 2017

The infrastructure requirements of healthcare IT are particular. Darin discusses the issues.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to ClearDATA as well as yourself.

Darin Brannan: I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of ClearDATA headquartered out of Austin, Texas. I’ve been in the tech business for about 25 years, mostly out of the Bay Area. For the past six years, I’ve been directly and almost exclusively focused on the healthcare IT market. My stepdad, brothers, and uncles are physicians. I’ve been around healthcare for a long time. ClearDATA’s >>>

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Capital Efficient Entrepreneurship: Voices.com CEO David Ciccarelli (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, May 29th 2017

Voices.com started as a small recording studio, and pivoted into a two-sided marketplace for voice talent. Along the way, a thriving corporate business gained momentum. Read on to study the maneuvers.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your personal journey. Where are you from? Where were you born, raised, and in what kind of background?

David Ciccarelli: I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It’s a city of about a hundred thousand residents located just at the northern tips of the Lake Superior. Before graduating high school, mom and dad suggested to all the kids that we needed to >>>

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Catching Up On Readings: Interop ITX 2017

Posted on Sunday, May 28th 2017

The 31st annual edition of Interop ITX was held in Las Vegas this month. This feature looks at the award winning exhibitors across Cloud, Date and Analytics, DevOps, Infrastructure & Security. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links. >>>

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Capital Efficient Entrepreneurship: Greg Besner, CEO of CultureIQ (Part 7)

Posted on Sunday, May 28th 2017

Sramana Mitra: Switching gears to the business model, it sounds like it’s a regular SaaS business model. What kind of average deal sizes are you seeing? Are you focused on the large enterprises or is this also mid-market? Where is the target audience?

Greg Besner: The wonderful part of culture and engagement is the diversity of companies and customers. What we’ve learned in the last three years is that leaders care about culture regardless of their company and their industry. We have customers all over the world. We have customers from all industries and sizes. It’s really been amazing and it’s wonderful to see that leaders in all >>>

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Capital Efficient Entrepreneurship: Greg Besner, CEO of CultureIQ (Part 6)

Posted on Saturday, May 27th 2017

Sramana Mitra: You mentioned that there were a few things that you zeroed in on. You had very good access to validate your idea. In fact, you decision to start this company came out of people coming to you on this topic. What were those nuggets around which you built the product?

Greg Besner: Let me describe the problem a little bit and then I’ll describe how we solved it. The problem that companies were having was that we have a new generation of employees that make up the largest cohort in the workplace today. All employees now are able to give and get feedback on almost all parts of their life now. The paradigm for generations and decades leading up >>>

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354th Roundtable Recording On May 25, 2017: With Mark Dorsey, Bonanza

Posted on Friday, May 26th 2017

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording here:

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285th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Adam Singolda, Taboola

Posted on Friday, May 26th 2017

Adam Singolda, Founder CEO of Taboola, has had a fascinating journey as an entrepreneur. It took him four years to get product market fit, and today, the company is at over $200M in revenue. Persistence pays off. Resilience is the single most important characteristic that drives entrepreneurial success.

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