J.T. O’Donnell, a top 20 LinkedIn Influencer, and CEO of Work It Daily (formerly Careerealism and CareerHMO), shares what she is seeing from the career coaching perspective. Our observations about this gigantic trend of people starting companies while holding onto their full-time jobs, is from the entrepreneurship perspective. J.T. is in the middle of the decision-making process as people are trying to decide how to play their careers and when to become entrepreneurs.
Janet Kosloff, Co-Founder and CEO at InCrowd, has bootstrapped her company, then raised about $2.5 million in funding and hit $10 million in revenue in 2016. She shares insights from her journey.
Heidi Jannenga, Co-founder and President at WebPT, yet another scrappy entrepreneur who managed to bootstrap to over $1M ARR and THEN raised the first million in angel funding.
Sramana Mitra: What trends are you picking up from your customer base?
Sash Sunkara: There’s some immediate problems that enterprises are trying to solve. One of the biggest issues is security. I think the clouds have addressed that. They have the newest technologies. These are new data centers with the latest in encryption management. With current data centers, these data centers are aging. The software is aging. They’re finding that, “I’m probably better off going there.” >>>
Sash Sunkara, Founder and CEO at RackWare, is a rare example of a female startup CEO who has built a sizable venture funded technology company in hardcore tech. She shared her journey and the discussion was enlightening.
Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) is one company that has successfully reinvented itself as a cloud-based service provider from a license-based software company. Each quarter, it keeps surprising the market with its stellar performance. Earlier this week, it reported its second quarter results, that helped send its stock to a lifetime high.
Entrepreneurs are invited to the 359th FREE online 1Mby1M mentoring roundtable on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/8:30 p.m. India IST.
If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll receive straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.
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