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April 15 – 527th 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable for Entrepreneurs

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th 2021

Entrepreneurs are invited to the 527th FREE online 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/5 p.m. CEST/8:30 p.m. India IST.

If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll receive straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.

You can learn more here and register to pitch or attend here. Register and you will receive the recording by email, even if you are unable to attend. Please share with any entrepreneurs in your circle who may be interested. All are welcome!

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Roundtable Recap: April 8 – Good Strategy Upfront Will Get You to Fundability

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had two entrepreneur mentoring segments.

Samphion

First, we had Udit Shah from Gujarat, India, pitch https://www.samphion.com, a health, fitness and lifestyle focused matching service.

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Best of Bootstrapping: Discussing Seed Stages with Amir Banifatemi of K5 Ventures

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th 2021

If you have been bootstrapping and think you are ready for investors, you need to learn how investors think. First, please study our free Bootstrapping course and Investor Introductions page. Then start looking for entrepreneur – investor fit. Today I introduce you to Amir Banifatemi.

Amir Banifatemi is the Founder and Managing Partner of K5 Ventures, a fund focused on pre-seed, seed, post-seed, and early-stage investments from Southern California. Amir is also a Board Member and former President of Tech Coast Angels, a group of 340 angel investors from Southern California. You can listen to the podcast interview here.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about K5 as well as your seed investing activities at Tech Coast Angels.

Amir Banifatemi: With pleasure. K5 Ventures is an early-stage venture firm. We call it venture capital, because it’s the easiest way to qualify it but, in fact, we are extremely hands-on investors. There are 12 partners and we have operations of different businesses, large companies, successful at exits. We love the opportunity to work with new startups as well. It is our own fund and we are investing with passion in entrepreneurs, and we are working with them on a continuous basis.

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526th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting NOW: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th 2021

Today’s 526th FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting NOW, on Thursday, April 8, 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!

Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: Drew Ivan, Chief Product and Strategy Officer of Lyniate (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th 2021
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Interoperability is a hairy issue within healthcare. Drew addresses it eloquently.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as Lyniate.

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526th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting In 30 Minutes: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th 2021

Today’s 526th FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting in 30 minutes, on Thursday, April 8, 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: Cloudera Focuses on Machine Learning for Verticals

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th 2021

According to a recent report, the global Hadoop-as-a-Service Market was estimated to grow from $7.4 billion in 2019 to $74.8 billion by 2026 driven by a demand for cost-efficient solutions for management of big data. Hadoop’s ability to handle large volumes of data efficiently and in a cost-effective manner is accelerating the growth of the service. Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), a leading player in the market, reported strong results for the fourth quarter.

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Bootstrapping Using Services from Atlanta: Avelead CEO Jawad Shaikh (Part 4)

Posted on Thursday, Apr 8th 2021

Sramana Mitra: How long did it take you to hit $1 million ARR with this product?

Jawad Shaikh: At the end of 2019, we were roughly at $500,000 ARR. Twelve months later, we were at $4.9 million ARR. We spent a lot and invested a lot in a period of three years to perfect this. We also changed our pricing model at the end of 2019. 2020 has been a blow-up year as you can see. There was a 900% growth from an ARR perspective. 

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