Entrepreneurs are invited to the 447th FREE online 1Mby1M mentoring roundtable on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/5 p.m. CEST/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.
Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Taylor Greene was recorded in April 2019.
Taylor Greene, Managing Director at Collaborative Fund, shares his firms’ investment thesis.
Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to you and to Collaborative Fund. Tell us about the fund. What is the fund size? What size checks do you like to write? Let’s get to know one another.>>>
Pleasanton, California-based Veeva (NYSE: VEEV) recently reported its first quarter results that surpassed all market expectations and sent the stock soaring 15% to a record high. The market is also pleased with the company’s product upgrades and the stock is expected to continue growing in the coming quarters.>>>
Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Daniel Ibri was recorded in April 2019.
Daniel Ibri, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mindset Ventures, talks about his firm’s investment thesis in enabling US and Israeli companies to enter Brazil.
Sramana Mitra: Tell us about yourself and about Mindset Ventures. Let’s get you introduced to our entrepreneur audience.>>>
Virtualization giant VMWare (NYSE: VMW) recently announced a stellar first quarter that beat estimates. VMWare dominates the virtualization infrastructure market with a 91% share and now it is looking to bolster its containers and security capabilities.>>>
Sramana Mitra: What kind of numbers did you do in 2016, 2017, and 2018? What was the ramp in terms of free users and paying users? What was happening?
Ryan Chan: We’ve been growing very fast. We’ve hit a true nerve in this market and the completely underserved industry. Over 2,500 paying companies use UpKeep. Each company could have anywhere from a single user to several hundred users in their UpKeep account. Again, we literally had zero about three years ago, which is nuts.>>>
Sramana Mitra: How does this trend of people working from home all the time these days and this whole gig economy thing play into all the scenarios that you’re describing?
Danny Kibel: Yes, that’s key. In the old trusted world, people were either VPN-ing into their office. In that case, they become part of this big trusted circle of their enterprise or they would work from the office which already puts them, in terms of their physical location or network physical location, in a trusted world. They’d be given almost a blank trust to do whatever it is they need to do in the organization.>>>