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After years of mulling over the idea of going public, San Francisco-based Billion Dollar Unicorn player MuleSoft finally listed this month. It became the first enterprise software company to list this year and initial market reports show that the stock is holding up well.
Sramana Mitra: In the 1M/1M program, bootstrapping is a huge part of our philosophy. We know this from statistics that over 99% of the business that try to raise venture capital actually get rejected because they don’t fit into the venture capital model necessarily. We are huge supporters of the bootstrapping model. What you’re saying is completely in line with our philosophy. We are huge believers in the laser sharp focus of bootstrapping.
Why are you in Israel? You said your market is largely in Latin America. Did I get that right?
Sebastian Kanovich: Yes, I’m in Israel. There is a slight confusion. Our end users are in Latin America and emerging markets as a whole, but our merchants are either in Europe or US. >>>
In order to give focus to some major changes she sees on the horizon, Sramana Mitra has written several pieces that grew out of her original article, Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates. Please share your thoughts and help get the conversation going.
In the first segment of this series, I said that human history is about to bifurcate into two distinct classes: the wealthy, powerful, highly educated class that will come to dominate the future; and the useless zombie class that will be the planet’s majority.
Let’s explore this in some detail.
Sramana Mitra: In terms of home care centers utilizing technology, what are the trends?
John Damgaard: On the caregiver side, there are tools to drive operational efficiencies and to match the caregiver labor force to where they’re needed. Think of the concept of Uber for home care where you’re able to see what home care agent assets are in a given region. That’s on the operational side of things. The tele-health monitoring device is interesting. >>>
The recent acquisition of AppDynamics by Cisco has brought the application performance monitoring (APM) market to the forefront. According to IDC, the APM market was worth $2.6 billion in 2015. The market is led by Dynatrace with 15% share and New Relic (NYSE: NEWR) came in sixth with 6.2% market share. AppDynamics accounted for 5.5% market share. New Relic has traditionally focused on Tier II and Tier III applications for small and medium sized enterprises. But now, it appears to be changing gears. >>>
Sramana Mitra: You inherited 40 customers from AstroPay. Were you doing prepaid private label cards for these 40 merchants and then you switched that to something else? What was the case for the spin off?
Sebastian Kanovich: First of all, we didn’t want to have a company which was both B2B and B2C. We wanted to have one company serving the end users. That was AstroPay. Then we wanted to have B2B.