Posted on Sunday, Apr 15th 2018
This feature from TechCrunch is a letter to all the CEOs of cyber security startups on the lessons to be learned from cyber security exits. It analyzes the funding and valuations of recent IPOs and acquisitions in the sector. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Will Zoom Go Public or Get Acquired?
Will Spotify Ever Generate Profits?
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Is GoodData Ready to Go Public?
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Will a Sales Strategy Change Help Cloudera?
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Can Splunk Sustain its Price Point?
Building a Global Enterprise Software Company from Europe: Gero Decker, CEO of Signavio
Very few software companies have been built from Europe with a global footprint. I am about to bring you the story of one that is growing nicely. Read More
Investor Podcast Interviews
1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Jonathan Lewy of Investo
Jonathan Lewy, Managing Partner at Investo, discusses pre-seed investment strategies and the Series A gap.
1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Eric Benhamou of Benhamou Global Ventures
Eric Benhamou, Managing Partner of Benhamou Global Ventures, was the CEO of 3Com, a pioneer in the networking space, and the key competitor to Cisco. He also ran Palm, the first Smartphone maker, that 3Com acquired, then spun out, and took it public. He provides an insightful window into the opportunities in the enterprise cloud infrastructure space, and in Cyber Security, and also explains why he is not necessarily looking for Unicorn companies to invest in. This, I might point out, is a highly unusual perspective in today’s VC universe, so you may want to pay attention to his analysis of the market.
Diversity in Tech: How can the innovators crack this code?
Upcoming 1M/1M Roundtables
As part of the 1M/1M initiative, Sramana Mitra offers free online strategy roundtables for entrepreneurs looking to discuss positioning, financing, and other aspects of a startup venture. Only the first five who register to pitch will be able to present their business ideas. These roundtables are public forums and recordings of all sessions are available here. Entrepreneurs who pitch at the roundtables will receive media exposure through the 1M/1M roundtable recap column which is posted on Sramana’s blog and elsewhere. All attendees are able to join in on the conversations via a live chat.
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