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Thursday, October 12 – 371st 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable for Entrepreneurs

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 10th 2017

Entrepreneurs are invited to the 371st FREE online 1Mby1M mentoring roundtable on Thursday, October 12, 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.

You can learn more here and register to pitch or attend here. Please share with any entrepreneurs in your circle who may be interested. All are welcome!

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Indian Fashion E-Tailer Yepme Looks Shaky

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 10th 2017

According to a joint study by the global Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Facebook, the online fashion market is currently worth about $4 billion or 5% of the Indian fashion retail industry. By 2020, about $30 billion of the Indian fashion industry is expected to be digitally influenced. Yepme is an online fashion player looking to make it big in this industry. However, there are several obstacles in its path.    >>>

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Capital Efficient Entrepreneurship: Don Mal, CEO of Vena Solutions (Part 2)

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 10th 2017

Sramana Mitra: You grew up watching that way of life or owning your own business. That’s very common actually. I’m also an entrepreneur’s daughter. It makes that very big difference.

Don Mal: I used to help my father in different roles. When I turned 16, I actually got a job selling insurance to fishermen. There is a company that sells accident insurance to fishermen. They hire kids in school. I got this job where I drove to the fishing docks.

As fishermen used to come in with their catch, I would sell them a $10 insurance policy that would protect them if they lost an 

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Thought Leaders in Cyber Security: Michael DeCesare, CEO of ForeScout (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 9th 2017

We’ve covered Forescout for a while. They’re doing something very interesting in the Cyber Security space, quite an important architecture to track devices plugging into an enterprise network. This is an important company to understand in the sector.

Here are the two past articles: Billion Dollar Unicorns: ForeScout Does Not Want To Go Public Yet and 2017 IPO Prospects: ForeScout Files “Confidentially” that cover their IPO trajectory and maneuvers.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as Forescout to our audience. >>>

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What Are Seed Investors Looking For With Venk Shukla

Posted on Monday, Oct 9th 2017

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 Venk Shukla of Monta Vista Capital and TiE Angels:

Come talk to me to brainstorm, strategize, and weigh your funding options.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Yuanfudao, China’s First EdTech Unicorn

Posted on Monday, Oct 9th 2017

According to iResearch, China’s online education market is projected to grow to $40 billion in 2019 from $23.5 billion in 2016. Riding this wave are China’s leading Internet giants Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding, and Tencent, who have invested heavily in online education. A beneficiary of this interest is Yuanfudao, which early this year became the first Chinese Billion Dollar Unicorn in the sector. >>>

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Capital Efficient Entrepreneurship: Don Mal, CEO of Vena Solutions (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 9th 2017

 

Don Mal

Don grew up in a small island off the East Coast of Canada, and has built a capital-efficient business leveraging some key strategic assets. Very instructive interview.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your journey. Where are you from? Where were you born, raised, and in what kind of background?

Don Mal: I was born in India and immigrated to Canada when I was seven years old. We moved from Northern India to a small >>>

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Catching Up On Readings: Nobel Prizes 2017

Posted on Sunday, Oct 8th 2017

This feature looks at the winners of the Nobel Prizes this year in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, and Peace, which were announced over the week. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links. >>>

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