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EIT Health Partners with 1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator to Train More Than 100 European Entrepreneurs

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

Digital Health Semifinalists of the European Health Catapult have been awarded one-year scholarships to the One Million by One Million (1Mby1M) global virtual accelerator thanks to a new partnership with EIT Health. In addition to the 15 scholarships to the 1Mby1M Premium program, EIT Health will also fund scholarships to 1Mby1M Basic for an additional 100 promising digital start-ups.

Sramana Mitra, Founder of 1Mby1M, announced the winners during the Semifinals, held on October 10 in Erlangen, Germany. You can listen to her keynote address, AI Powered Digital Health IS The Next Big Thing, here:

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Utah Somani of AngelList India (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Utsav Somani was recorded in May 2018.

Utsav Somani, Angel Investor at AngelList India, talks about the newly launched AngelList India.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about the investing focus of AngelList in India. How are you operating? How is it structured? How is it different from the mother ship? >>>

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Marc Alacqua CEO and Steve Davis CTO of Signafire (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

Complex search queries remains a tricky arena. Read on to learn more.

Sramana Mitra: If you could provide us with some background about yourself as well as Signafire to start us off, that would be great.

Marc Alacqua: I’m the CEO and Co-Founder of Signafire. Steve Davis is one of my partners and also Co-Founder. I come from the military world. The origins of our company are from that world. I’m an ex-army officer and worked in special operations. Signafire was born out of the post-9/11 world where there was a mandate in the intelligence world to break down the silos of data across various >>>

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Building a VC-Funded B2C CRM Company From Virginia: Zaius CEO Spencer Pingry (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

We love companies that have roots in off-center geographies. Zaius started in Virginia, raised capital in Boston, and has grown to ~500 customers with a $24k average ARR per customer. These are healthy metrics, and for the team in Virginia, accomplishments to be proud of.

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?

Spencer Pingry: I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. I lived there for the first 24 years of my life. I went to the University of >>>

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October 24 – Rendezvous Meetup to Discuss the Funding Strategy for Your Startup

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

For entrepreneurs interested to meet and chat with Sramana Mitra in person, please join us for our bi-monthly and informal group meetups. 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.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: How will Paytm Navigate Rising Competition?

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

India’s digital payments market is expected to grow five times to reach $1 trillion by 2023. Following the acquisition of Flipkart, digital payment company Paytm has become the most valauble startup among Indian Billion Dollar Unicorns despite struggling with profitability.  >>>

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Catching Up On Readings: Women Nobel Prize Winners

Posted on Monday, Oct 15th 2018

This feature from USA Today looks at the history of women Nobel Prize winners and how the current year could bode well for women in sciences. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links. >>>

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Kanwaljit Singh of Fireside Ventures (Part 6)

Posted on Sunday, Oct 14th 2018

Sramana Mitra: I’m going to ask you a few questions about the Indian market. What is your analysis of the Indian e-commerce market?

Kanwaljit Singh: There is a large consuming market in India. E-commerce is satisfying several of those requirements for branded products that Indian consumers are not able to consume due to access and sheer logistics complexity. For a large consumer brand, to be able to reach the remote corners of the country is extremely expensive. >>>

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