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Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: Praava Health CEO Sylvana Sinha, Bangladesh (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, May 19th 2022

We love pioneering entrepreneurs. Sylvana is working on upgrading the healthcare system in Bangladesh. Wonderful, inspiring story!

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start with some background about your own journey. How did you get going with Praava Health?

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Cloud Stocks: Who Will Buy Zendesk?

Posted on Thursday, May 19th 2022
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According to a recent report, the global complaint management software market is projected to grow 6% to reach $2.85 billion by 2028, from $1.8 billion in 2021. Zendesk (NYSE: ZEN) continues to deliver strong growth but is also looking at possible exit options.

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Thought Leaders in Cyber Security: Elisity CEO James Winebrenner (Part 4)

Posted on Thursday, May 19th 2022

Sramana Mitra: Healthcare and manufacturing are two big segments where you are doing a lot of work.

James Winebrenner: Yes, we are starting to see acknowledgment of this need in traditional enterprise space. I met with a large investment bank in New York last week that has done micro-segmentation initiatives in their data centers, but they’re now moving back out into their campuses and looking at user segmentation and device segmentation in those environments. These are networks where we think about iPads and laptops, but we see everything from Peloton to process controllers. It’s becoming more of a challenge.

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Best of Bootstrapping: Bootstrapping a Virtual Company with a Paycheck

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th 2022

If you haven’t already, please study our Bootstrapping Course and Investor Introductions page. 

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. When we spoke in 2019, FormAssembly Founder and CEO Cedric Savarese had almost 50 employees spread around the world, and while it maintained a small office of fewer than 10 people in Indiana, the bulk of the company had scaled as a virtual workforce. Excellent model, and I encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to read this carefully.

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?

Cedric Savarese: I was born in France and expatriated to the US. I grew up in a small town not so far from Paris.

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Cloud Stocks: Freshworks’ Bots Make Customer Interactions Easier

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Chennai, India and San Mateo-based Freshworks (Nasdaq: FRSH) continues to grow rapidly as it expands its CRM offerings. The company is focusing on product innovation and recently added several new bot capabilities to drive growth.

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Thought Leaders in Mobile and Social: Clickatell CEO Pieter de Villiers from South Africa (Part 3)

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Sramana Mitra: Is telecom the largest category in which you’re doing chat commerce?

Pieter de Villiers: Telecom is the largest category where we see high-volume adoption of chat commerce. However, we believe that financial services will eclipse that very soon.

Sramana Mitra: What kind of financial services?

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Thought Leaders in Cyber Security: Elisity CEO James Winebrenner (Part 3)

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th 2022

Sramana Mitra: Your primary insight is that you had the technical background, but you spent time building up sales and business model experience before you took the leap into entrepreneurship.

James Winebrenner: Yes.

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Best of Bootstrapping: Bootstrapping RainmakerForce Decisively to $5M+

Posted on Tuesday, May 17th 2022

If you haven’t already, please study our Bootstrapping Course and Investor Introductions page. 

RainmakerForce CRO Mack Sundaram has built a successful business optimized for autonomy and profitability. Excellent navigation!

Sramana Mitra: Let’s go to the very beginning of your journey. Tell us where you’re from. Where did you grow up? Where were you born and raised?

Mack Sundaram: I was born in South India in a village near Chennai. I spent some time of my childhood in Chennai and Pondicherry. I later went to school in New Delhi. Since then, I moved over to the United States where I had an opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in Economics. That’s where the transition happened.

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