A deep-dive into cloud infrastructure.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Rackware.
Sash Sunkara: I’m the CEO and Founder of Rackware. My Co-Founder is Todd Matters. He’s my Chief Architect. We started Rackware in 2009. Rackware is a cloud management platform specifically targeted at mid-size to larger enterprises. We have a cloud management suite of products. We started off migrating applications into a variety of private and public clouds. Soon after, we introduced disaster recovery in the cloud. >>>
Amit Gupta, Co-Founder of InMobi, knowing my aversion to ‘Valuation Without Revenue’ Unicorns, starts off by telling us that InMobi’s valuation is firmly anchored in revenues. He goes on to discuss InMobi’s strategy for going global, and highlights the unorthodox nature of the journey.
Arjun Dev Arora, Founder of ReTargeter and currently Venture Partner at 500 Startups, has a great deal of domain expertise in AdTech, and we spent most of the discussion on that topic.
Bhavin Parikh, CEO and Founder of Magoosh, has built an incredibly capital efficient venture, and we discuss his philosophy, strategy, and tactics.
Blaine Vess, Co-founder of StudyMode, discusses how he made multiple business model shifts, and eventually scaled his company to $20 million in revenue with a sub 1% freemium conversion rate.
According to Nasscom, India’s analytics industry is estimated to be around $2 billion and is expected to grow ten-fold to $20 billion by 2025. Billion Dollar Unicorn Mu Sigma is the first among the Indian Unicorns to deliver consistent profits over the years.
Sramana Mitra: What year did you start building this product?
Senraj Soundar: In 2008. It took several years to get it right because there’re a lot of moving parts. You have to seamlessly optimize your calling agent’s time. The calling agents are navigating the call. While they’re navigating the call, you have to show the sales rep what is going on. Sales rep has full visibility. The sales rep can tell the system, “Do not call this particular individual in the list.” >>>
Al Lalani, Founder and Chief Strategist at Social Annex, discusses why he has followed his capital-efficient entrepreneurship strategy, and how he has managed to win against competitors who have each raised tens of millions in funding. Al has raised a total of $3 million.