Rene Lacerte, Founder and CEO of Bill.com, is also the founder of PayCycle, a SaaS payroll company catering to small businesses with fewer than 20 employees. The company was acquired by Intuit. Bill.com has raised over $120 million in funding. Rene and I discuss strategies and nuances of selling solutions to small businesses, and the nuances of Do It Yourself SaaS, Do It For Me SaaS Enabled BPO, and Do It With Me, a hybrid of the two. If you’re working on a SMB solution, this is an important discussion to listen to.
Jaspreet Singh is Founder and CEO of Druva, India’s flagship global product success story.
Sid Banerjee is CEO and Co-founder of Clarabridge, a unicorn in the making from Virginia.
Roman Stanek, CEO and Founder of GoodData, is a serial entrepreneur. He discusses his thoughts about customer validation, go-to-market strategies, and the future of big data / business intelligence technologies in great depth.
By Guest Author Frank H. Levinson
In the previous two segments, we looked at what a Singularity was and as part of evidence for the possibility of a technology singularity, we studied the frequency of five scientific revolutions. Let us now analyze the impact of these revolutions.
It is perhaps hard for us to realize that the impact of each of these last five revolutions, measured by their pervasive effects which underpin modern life, is as important as the domestication of agriculture or creation of geometry millennia ago. But the modern ones have a much greater social impact because they arise, become widely available and approach near ubiquitous use in vastly shorter adoption times. >>>
This discussion focuses on the infrastructure end of private clouds.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself and ZeroStack to our audience.
Ajay Gulati: I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of ZeroStack. I started this company with a couple of other friends about three years ago. Prior to ZeroStack, I was at VMWare for a long time. One of the problems that we noticed with lots of companies is that there were companies who were looking at this new cloud-based model of IT both for building their applications and deploying their >>>
The highest privately valued company Uber is the poster child of ride sharing. One of its strong, regional rivals is Dubai-based Careem, which has recently entered the Billion Dollar Unicorn Club. >>>
Sramana Mitra: Could you throw some light on what kind of revenue sharing you were doing? It sounds like that is the core of your business model.
Brock Berry: For the services part of what we do, the media company takes 70 cents out of every dollar they sell. That’s the revenue share so to speak. If you think about our business model from a manufacturing perspective, we’re more of a distributor in that relationship. These folks that we work with are more like retail locations. >>>