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Thought Leaders in Cyber Security: Michael DeCesare, CEO of ForeScout (Part 3)

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 11th 2017

Sramana Mitra: What do you see happening in the industry? You’ve been in the Cyber Security space for a long time. What are the key trends? How do you see the industry shaping out given the fact that there’s such an immense amount of venture activity there.

Michael DeCesare: The interesting thing about cyber is that unlike any other area of IT, it has to evolve the quickest. You have the other side of the coin where the bad guys around the world are creating new ways to go after organizations. It tends to keep the Cyber Security industry very nimble. >>>

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: Coupa Close to 52-Week High

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 11th 2017

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It has been a year since Billion Dollar Unicorn Coupa (Nasdaq: COUP) listed successfully on the stock exchange. However, its stock soon tumbled on concerns of continuing losses. It has since recovered.  >>>

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Capital Efficient Entrepreneurship: Don Mal, CEO of Vena Solutions (Part 3)

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 11th 2017

Sramana Mitra: How long did you stay with the company?

Don Mal: I was there for four to five years. I was 24 years old when I started there. I grew from inside sales to outside sales, and I eventually led sales at SoftKey when I was 27 years old. I had about 18 sales people reporting to me in major leagues cities in the US as well as in Toronto. I became Director of Sales at 27 for a company that sold for $4 billion a few years later. It was quite an amazing opportunity.

Sramana Mitra: Did you have equity in the company? >>>

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326th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Cem Sertoglu, Earlybird Venture Capital

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 10th 2017

Cem Sertoglu is Partner at Earlybird Venture Capital, based in Turkey. Cem brings the spotlight on Turkey and the Eastern and Central European startup eco-systems.

If you are enjoying our 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast, please publish a Review on iTunes, click Apple Podcasts below, thank you!

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October 19 – Next Rendezvous with Sramana Mitra

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 10th 2017

For entrepreneurs interested to meet and chat with Sramana Mitra in person, please join us for our informal group meetup this month. If you are living in the San Francisco Bay Area or are just in town for a visit, we hope you will add these meetups to your calendar and join us. Pre-registration is required, REGISTER HERE.

Location:
Café Borrone
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Times:
Thursday, October 19, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. PDT, Register Here.
Thursday, November 9, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. PST, Register Here.
Wednesday, December 13, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. PST, Register Here.

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Thought Leaders in Cyber Security: Michael DeCesare, CEO of ForeScout (Part 2)

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 10th 2017

Sramana Mitra: What is the expectation? I’m a Cyber Security person inside a large enterprise looking at your dashboard. What is your dashboard alerting me to do or take action on?

Michael DeCesare: Our dashboard is a real-time view. It’s agent-less, so it gets its data across all devices. It’s heterogeneous. It works across multiple network architectures, and it’s continuous. We are constantly looking at every connection on the network. What we do is, we see every IP address. Without that customer having to put a lot of effort into the product, we are able to classify almost all of those devices by the correct bucket. We’re able to show them Windows machines from Amazon instances. >>>

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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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