Entrepreneurs are invited to the 372nd FREE online 1Mby1M mentoring roundtable on Thursday, October 19, 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.
Doug Randall: The first thing we do is we look for narrative richness. This is text that has high levels of emotion and that is not simply mundane and descriptive. Mundane and descriptive is, “I went to Starbucks yesterday.” Emotion is, “I like my green tea latte because it makes me feel good.”
We then use that to find what are the underlying claims or beliefs that are being expressed. Those component parts of the narratives are what we’re analyzing. Once we have those, we can start to look for similar claims and we can assign measurements to them. If we see a New York Times editorial about the problems of sugar, we can find all of the places where we see that claim >>>
According to Gartner, the Configure Price Quote (CPQ) application suites market is expected to grow 20% annually through 2015 to 2020, driven by the growth in cloud-based solutions. Billion Dollar Unicorn Apttus is a leading player in the space that is toying with the idea of going public yet again. >>>
Sramana Mitra: Across your activities within Gemalto, where do you think you’re providing the maximum leadership as far as financial technology is concerned.
Hakan Nordfjell: The thought leadership that we provide is within the online banking security and actually how you drive that into a new domain. Securing access from a person to a bank perspective might be interesting. It’s very important for a bank. While doing this, we are looking much further at how we can actually create a digital landscape.
By having the right security within the end users’ hands in some sense and empowering them better, >>>
Today, the #MeToo thread has started to spread all over social media. I want to point you to an article I wrote for women entrepreneurs on how to deal with sexual advances from VCs some time back.
As an attractive woman in the male dominated technology industry, I have dealt with my share of sexual advances. I have never named names in public. I am still not naming names or recounting anecdotes.
This is a fascinating window into how AI analyzes narratives to aid marketing and other functions. Read on for more!
Sramana Mitra: Let’s get started. Why don’t we start with having you introduce yourself as well as Protagonist to our audience.
Doug Randall: I’m the CEO and Founder of Protagonist. We’re a company that helps businesses as well as foundations and governments understand the narratives that are impacting them and understanding them in some special ways. We can identify >>>
We’re doing a deep dive into the current seed investment eco-system and talking to our investor friends about what they’re looking for.
Here, you can hear the perspective of Swati Chaturvedi of Propel(x), a B-to-B angel network:
Come talk to me to brainstorm, strategize, weigh your funding options.
According to Goldman Sachs, the music industry will hit $41 billion in revenue by 2030 driven heavily by streaming revenue. Benefitting from this trend is Billion Dollar Unicorn Spotify, which is reportedly gearing up for a direct listing. >>>