During this week’s roundtable, we had four entrepreneurs pitch their projects.
We started with Swetha Uday, recipient of a NetApp scholarship to the 1Mby1M Premium program, from Bangalore, India, pitching Anlyz, a Cyber Security company. Anlyz has four POCs in the works with lighthouse customers right now.
Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) recently reported its fourth quarter results that surpassed market expectations. But the Street was not very thrilled as the analysts remained worried about the continued slowdown in the cloud segment. >>>
Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Hussain Kanji of Hoxton Ventures was recorded in January 2018.
Hussain Kanji, Partner at Hoxton Ventures, is based in London and the primary focus is on European ventures.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s get you acquainted with our audience. Tell us about your fund. How big is the fund? What sized investments do you like to make? >>>
John Roese: Not only do I think that there is a huge opportunity here for entrepreneurs to take a business process and apply machine learning, but there’s also a fantastic job market that once you do it, the people you sell it to are the IT people who are looking for relevance as they move into the cloud world. These things have a huge material impact on the business and the productivity.
This is the next wave of productivity that we’re going to experience on a global scale. My message was unambiguous on that second bucket. If there is one place where we are not talking loud enough and are not excited about, it is this idea of real value of AI in enterprises. It will spawn startups. It will spawn entrepreneurs. It will spawn re-transformation and re-skilling of the IT work force. >>>
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Today’s 403rd FREE online 1Mby1M roundtable for entrepreneurs is starting in 30 minutes, on Thursday, June 21, at 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/8:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join. All are welcome!
Sramana Mitra: What have you concluded, through your various assignments, in terms of process? What processes have worked for you? What are examples of best practices?
Anita Sands: Let me share two. They’re related. As I look back on all of the various processes that we put in place to try and work through innovation, from ideation right through to end-to-end execution, was that innovation really works for large companies at the perfect intersection of three things. I used to describe it as a three-legged stool. If one of the legs is shorter, then things would topple over.
First of all, there needs to be a market need. There needs to be a customer need for the problem. The second is there has to be a >>>
Sramana Mitra: Let me ask the question in the context of non-Indian and non-Israeli founders. We also talk to a lot of European investors. One of the things I’m hearing is, there’s a real optimism right now in France. Paris is the story of 2017 as one of the investors based in London quoted recently to me.
What are you seeing? Where are the big pockets of immigrant founders that you are encountering? Cultures have biases. India benefits from the fact that there there’s a very big pool of IT services and offshore companies that have been based in India. There’s a very large trained workforce out of India. A large portion of that is here as well. The bridge has developed over a 20 to 30 year period. >>>