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Startup Ideas for the Post Covid World: Meaningful Friendships Through Literature and Film

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 30th 2020

In December 2017, I wrote a piece called Let’s Go Beyond Superficial Virtual Interactions in 2018 encouraging my readers to look for opportunities to interact more in person through meaningful activities. I shared my own experience with our literary group Caravanserai Literati.

At the end of 2019, I published our Literati Reading List as my readers wanted to know what we were reading.

Well, little did I know that the Literati, to self-preserve, would have to go virtual and operate through a video conferencing platform in the wake of the Covid menace!

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Roundtable Recap: July 2 – Spotlight on Post-Seed Investing

Posted on Thursday, Jul 2nd 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Raoul Maier, Founder and Managing Partner at Eudemian Ventures, a fund focused on post-seed investment in North America.

Lighthouse

As for entrepreneur pitches, this week we had Sinjini Sengupta from Gurgaon, India, pitch Lighthouse. The idea is quite nebulous at this point and needs a lot of work.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here.

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492nd Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting NOW: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Jul 2nd 2020

Today’s 492nd FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting NOW, on Thursday, July 2, at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/5 p.m. CEST/8:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join. PASSWORD: startup All are welcome!

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492nd Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting In 30 Minutes: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Jul 2nd 2020

Today’s 492nd FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting in 30 minutes, on Thursday, July 2 at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/5 p.m. CEST/8:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join. PASSWORD: startup All are welcome!

Bootstrapping with a Paycheck from New Jersey: Suuchi Ramesh, CEO of Suuchi (Part 3)

Posted on Thursday, Jul 2nd 2020

Sramana Mitra: Where is the domain knowledge for supply chain coming from in your team?

Suuchi Ramesh: My domain knowledge with supply chain is with respect to the data piece of it. Then of course I had the opportunity to study supply chain from a data standpoint with the companies that we had sold predictive data solutions to.

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Cloud Stocks: SurveyMonkey Should Get Into PaaS

Posted on Thursday, Jul 2nd 2020

According to a MarketWatch report, the global Online Survey Software market size is expected to grow at 11% CAGR to reach $2.58 billion by 2026 from $1.2 billion in 2019. SurveyMonkey (Nasdaq: SVMK) recently reported its first fiscal quarter results that delivered stellar growth.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Prem Jain and Soni Jiandini, Co-Founders of Pensando Systems (Part 4)

Posted on Thursday, Jul 2nd 2020

Sramana Mitra: Help me highlight whatever other innovations and thought leadership you’re bringing to this venture. I don’t know your innovation portfolio. Give me some guidance on where else we should take this conversation.

Prem Jain: I can give my perspective, and I think Soni can add also. When we started looking at it at the beginning, we had 23 years of working with Cisco. We had designed many different networks.

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Bootstrapping with a Paycheck from New Jersey: Suuchi Ramesh, CEO of Suuchi (Part 2)

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 1st 2020

Sramana Mitra: Before you quit your day job, what was the timeframe between your coming up with this idea, deciding to start this company, and quitting your job?

Suuchi Ramesh: The idea took shape about 18 months before I quit my day job. By that time, Suuchi Inc became really tangible. It was in the second quarter of 2016 when we signed on our first few customers. I quit my day job at the end of 2016.

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Rendezvous Online from June 30, 2020

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 1st 2020

Sharing insights and answering questions from entrepreneurs on building successful startups. Some audience questions answered by Sramana:
– What are your thoughts on the impact of the Coronavirus on the global economy?
– Do you have startup ideas for artists and art collectors in the post-Covid world?
– How did you start your own startup? How did you pick an idea?
– How can entrepreneurs get feedback from you on their startup ventures?