I’m publishing this series on LinkedIn called Colors to explore a topic that I care deeply about: the Renaissance Mind. I am just as passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and business, as I am about art and culture. In this series, I will typically publish a piece of art – a painting, a poem, a piece of music, so forth – and I request you to spend a minute or two deeply meditating on it. I urge you to watch your feelings, thoughts, reactions to the piece, and write what comes to you, what thoughts it triggers, in the dialog area. Let us see what stimulation this interaction yields. For today – Blue Village in the Snow
Blue Village in the Snow | Sramana Mitra, 2018 | Watercolor, Pastel, Ink | 9 x 12, On Paper
Entrepreneurs love to discuss success. Few are willing to discuss what they tried and failed at. Robly CEO Adam Robinson does a terrific job of sharing his journey through various failed experiments to a model that is now gaining traction.
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?
Adam Robinson: I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I went to Rice University. I graduated in 2003. One of my friends had an internship at Goldman-Sachs the year before.
According to an IBIS World report, the online event ticket sales in the US market are expected to grow 6% to $10.3 billion this year. San Francisco-based, Eventbrite (NYSE:EB) recently reported its third quarter performance that delivered mixed results.>>>
During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Kevin Groome, Founder at Pica9, who discussed his journey of building a capital efficient company with just friends and family financing.
As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Raj Krishnamurthy from Fremont, California, pitching Continube, a product focused on the Cyber Insurance sector.
Then, Sushil Goel from Fremont, California, pitched LayerFive, an AI product focused on the MarTech Consumer Identity Management problem.
Brad Kirschner: After you get your eyes checked, you come out and you pick out your glasses. People will measure the distance between your eyes and the height of the bifocals. Our system does the measurements for the fitting and not for the prescription itself. They just bring their prescription to the kiosk.
Sramana Mitra: Where do you see opportunities in e-commerce in general? In particular, in the eyewear space.>>>
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Ontario-based Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) has had a stellar run so far. For the year, the company’s stock has almost doubled. But the recent earnings results were a bit of a disappointment. While revenues continue to outpace market expectations, higher than anticipated spend for international expansion steered the company into a loss. Its stock fell 4% in the after-hours trading session post the result announcement.>>>