In 2010, Sramana founded One Million by One Million (1M/1M), the world’s first and only global virtual incubator/accelerator, to help a million entrepreneurs globally to reach a million dollars in annual revenue, build $1 trillion in global GDP, and create 10 million jobs.
Sramana Mitra has been an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley since 1994. Her fields of experience span from hard core technology disciplines like semiconductors, cloud computing to sophisticated consumer marketing industries including fashion and education.
As an entrepreneur CEO, Sramana founded three companies: Dais (off-shore software services), Intarka (sales lead generation and qualification Software; VC: NEA) and Uuma (online personalized store for selling clothes using Expert Systems software; VC: Redwood). Two of these were acquired, while the third received an acquisition offer from Ralph Lauren which the company did not accept.
As strategy consultant, Sramana has consulted with over 80 companies, including public companies such as SAP, Cadence Design Systems, Webex, KLA-Tencor, Best Buy, MercadoLibre and Tessera among others. Her work has also included numerous startups and VCs, and she played interim VP Marketing roles for seven such ventures. Sramana has a proven track record in turnarounds, both small private companies (Example: think3, with Joe Costello) and divisions of larger companies (Example: a $100 million business unit of Cadence, with Lavi Lev).
Sramana has authored Entrepreneur Journeys, a series of 12 books focused on demystifying entrepreneurship. In addition, Sramana has authored Vision India 2020.
From 2008 to 2010, Sramana was also a columnist for Forbes. She currently also syndicates her columns to Wired, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Xconomy, Small Business Trends, and a host of other publications.
In 2015, LinkedIn named Sramana one of their Top 10 Influencers.
Sramana has a Masters degree in EECS from MIT and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College.