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Roundtable Recap: June 10 – More on Two-sided Marketplaces

Posted on Friday, Jun 11th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Jon Staenberg, Managing Partner at Staenberg Venture Partners. We discussed the trends he is seeing and investment thesis he is following.

Foodoop

As for our entrepreneur pitch, we had Chandra Subramanian from Helsinki, Finland, pitch Foodoop, a two-sided marketplace for home cooks to offer their services to consumers.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Cloud Stocks: Analysis of Splunk’s TruStar Acquisition

Posted on Friday, Jun 11th 2021

Big data player Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) recently announced its first quarter results that surpassed market expectations. The company is continuing to expand its market presence through acquisitions.

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How to Create a Monopoly in an Esoteric Niche: Steelcloud CEO Brian Hajost (Part 4)

Posted on Friday, Jun 11th 2021

Sramana Mitra: Are the system integrators required to install something like this?

Brian Hajost: No, nobody is required to install it. Systems integrators use it because they have a program that requires that they do this hardening work. They use the product in that work. The product takes two minutes to install and two hours to train. We build it because we deliver products all over the world. My product is used in India by a large US medical device companies.

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Best of Bootstrapping: How Robust SaaS Company RateGain was Bootstrapped from India

Posted on Thursday, Jun 10th 2021

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

RateGain is one of the top global SaaS companies built out of India. This interview from 2014 captures Founder Bhanu Chopra’s entrepreneurial journey.

Sramana: Bhanu, let’s start with the beginning of your story. What kind of circumstances where you raised in? What is the genesis of your entrepreneurial journey?

Bhanu Chopra: I am a Delhi boy, I was born and raised in a business family in Delhi. Right after I completed school, I went to the US for my undergraduate studies. I went to the Indiana University and have a double degree in finance and computer science. When I was growing up, I was very good with numbers. The advice that my father gave me was to get into something like finance. Computers are a derivation of mathematics. That is why I got interested in computers.

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534th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting NOW: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Jun 10th 2021

Today’s 534th FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting NOW, on Thursday, June 10, 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!

534th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting In 30 Minutes: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Jun 10th 2021

Today’s 534th FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting in 30 minutes, on Thursday, June 10, 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!

Cloud Stocks: Okta Expanding Government Sector Capabilities

Posted on Thursday, Jun 10th 2021

According to a recent research report, the global Identity Access Management market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 15% from $12.3 billion in 2020 to $24.1 billion by 2025.The pandemic conditions have accelerated the growth in the market as organizations look to accelerate their digital transformation and improve their work from home capabilities. Corporate identity management software company Okta (NASDAQ: OKTA) continues to benefit from this transition.

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How to Create a Monopoly in an Esoteric Niche: Steelcloud CEO Brian Hajost (Part 3)

Posted on Thursday, Jun 10th 2021

Sramana Mitra: You mentioned that you started building the solution in 2012 and then launched it in 2014. Did I hear that correctly?

Brian Hajost: That is correct.

Sramana Mitra: This period between 2012 to 2014 and the five people that were working on this, how was that financed? Was it from the sale proceeds of the other two divisions of Steelcloud?

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