Posted on Sunday, Jun 23rd 2019
This feature from The Banking & Finance Post covers the growth of the FinTech industry and the disruption due to AI. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links.
VMWare Eyeing Containers
Veeva Soars, But Dassault Acquires Medidata for $5.8 Billion
Splunk Becomes a Strategic Acquisition Target for Several Major Players
A Year Since IPO, Zscaler Delivers Through Acquisitions and Partnerships
Tableau Acquisition Signals Massive Analytics Push for Salesforce
Best of Bootstrapping: How FormAssembly CEO Bootstrapped a Virtual Company with a Paycheck
Cedric’s story is a textbook case study of the kind of entrepreneur we want to see emerge and grow in every corner of the world: a solo entrepreneur who is a developer and a product guy capable of getting to validation while holding onto a day job. Today, FormAssembly CEO Cedric Savarese has almost 50 employees spread around the world, and while it maintains a small office of fewer than 10 people in Indiana, the bulk of the company has scaled as a virtual workforce. Excellent model, and I encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to read this carefully.
1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum
Taylor Greene of Collaborative Fund
Taylor Greene, Managing Director at Collaborative Fund, shares his firms’ investment thesis.
Daniel Ibri of Mindset Ventures
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.
Upcoming 1M/1M Roundtables
As part of the 1M/1M initiative, Sramana Mitra offers free online strategy roundtables for entrepreneurs looking to discuss positioning, financing, and other aspects of a startup venture. Only the first five who register to pitch will be able to present their business ideas. These roundtables are public forums and recordings of all sessions are available here. Entrepreneurs who pitch at the roundtables will receive media exposure through the 1M/1M roundtable recap column which is posted on Sramana’s blog and elsewhere. All attendees are able to join in on the conversations via a live chat.
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