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Will Airbnb Continue to Grow Past Hotel Chains?

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 17th 2019

Vacation rental marketplace Airbnb is expected to go public this year. Last year, the company announced that it was delaying its IPO and focusing on improving its business and financial model. It was expected to be ready to go public by June this year. It still hasn’t announced concrete plans so far, but recent news reports suggest that it has improved its financial and operating metrics significantly.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Hernan Fernandez of Angel Ventures Mexico (Part 2)

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 17th 2019

Sramana Mitra: You said you invest in Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Colombia. Are the angel investors also from all the four countries or are they all Mexican investors?

Hernan Fernandez: We have a very broad base of angel investors that represents 15 nationalities. We do have investors from the US and Canada, but the core is certainly Mexico. Colombia might be a close second. We have Germany, Spain, Japan, Thailand, and Australia.

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Thursday, July 18 – 450th 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable for Entrepreneurs

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019

Entrepreneurs are invited to the 450th FREE online 1Mby1M mentoring roundtable on Thursday, July 18, 2019, 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. Everyone who registers will receive a recording of the event. Please share with any entrepreneurs in your circle who may be interested. All are welcome!

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Jose Deustua of UTEC Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019


Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Jose Deustua was recorded in May 2019.

Jose Deustua, Managing Director at UTEC Ventures, talks about Peru’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get to know you. Let’s get you introduced to our audience. Tell us about yourself as well as UTEC Ventures.

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A Year Since Listing Zuora Struggles to Scale

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019

According to a Zion market research report, the global subscription and billing management software market is estimated to grow 15.5% annually to $10.5 billion by 2025 from $3.8 billion in 2018. San Mateo-based Zuora owns 6% of the market and is looking to expand its presence. But the recently reported financial results were disappointing as the company struggles to meet the market’s expectations.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Hernan Fernandez of Angel Ventures Mexico (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019


Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Hernan Fernandez was recorded in May 2019.

Hernan Fernandez is Managing Partner at Angel Ventures Mexico, a firm  that invests in Mexico, Chile, Peru, and Colombia. This is an excellent discussion on trends in Latin America.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get to know you and let’s get to know Angel Ventures Mexico. Tell us about the fund. Tell us about your activities. Where do you invest? What size fund do you run?

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180th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Alain le Loux, Cottonwood Technology Fund

Posted on Tuesday, Jul 16th 2019

Alain le Loux is General Partner at Cottonwood Technology Fund. The firm invests in hardcore technology startups in Northern Europe and the South West of United States.

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August 22 Kolkata Event – Sramana Mitra Discusses Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates

Posted on Monday, Jul 15th 2019

Artificial Intelligence enabled automation is sweeping through society. In this century, it will have a species level impact on humanity. What form will that evolution take? This talk explores the nuances of humanity’s future.

Before attending, please read the Man and Superman: Human History Bifurcates blog series this talk is based on. Sramana will pick up from where she left off with the The Future: End of Capitalism talk she gave at this venue almost three years ago. You can watch the video here. Come with your questions, Sramana would like to have an interactive Q&A discussion with the audience.

The event is free, but registration is required. REGISTER HERE

TIME:
Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:00 p.m. IST

LOCATION:
Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture
Vivekananda Hall
Golpark, Kolkata

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