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Bill.com Counts on Partnerships Amid Covid

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 2nd 2020

Bill.com (NYSE:BILL) went public in December last year. In spite of the recent market turbulence and the global economic conditions, its stock has had a strong run. Since listing, the company’s stock has soared almost 220%.

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Bootstrapping by Piggybacking from Romania: 123FormBuilder CEO Florin Cornianu (Part 2)

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 2nd 2020

Sramana Mitra: What was the product that you got together?

Florin Cornianu: It was a very small script that allowed you to build a contact form and put it on your website. Back then, there wasn’t any Google Forms.

We thought about automating the creation of contact forms. It turned out to be a product. Instead of selling the script, we decided to sell it as a subscription. We did it on a freemium model.

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487th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Christian Czernich, Round2 Capital Partners

Posted on Monday, Jun 1st 2020

Christian Czernich is Founder and CEO at Round2 Capital Partners, a firm that is experimenting with an alternative financing model.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Parthib Srivathsan of Companyon Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jun 1st 2020

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Parthib Srivathsan was recorded in May 2020.

Parthib Srivathsan, Co-Founder and Head of Platform at Companyon Ventures, discusses his firm’s investment thesis.

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Cloud Stocks: Workday Extends its PaaS Strategy

Posted on Monday, Jun 1st 2020

SaaS-based financial and human resources enterprise services provider Workday (NASDAQ: WDAY) recently reported results for a strong first quarter that beat estimates. It was also its first ever $1 billion revenue quarter.

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Bootstrapping by Piggybacking from Romania: 123FormBuilder CEO Florin Cornianu (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jun 1st 2020

You may have been reading our PaaS coverage, as well as Bootstrapping by Piggybacking posts.

Well, Florin has built a $6M SaaS business using this methodology with just $1M in funding. What’s more, he has done it entirely from Romania and sells to largely a US customer base.

Excellent story!

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Catching Up On Readings: Future of Work

Posted on Sunday, May 31st 2020

This feature from TechCrunch discusses the opportunities in venture capital for investment in remote work solutions. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links.

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From a Security VAR to a $10 Million ARR SaaS Product Business: Andrew Plato, CEO of Anitian (Part 7)

Posted on Sunday, May 31st 2020

Sramana Mitra: If I were you, I’d take more of that responsibility on the fact that you didn’t necessarily know how to explain it to investors. If you did, this is not so difficult to understand.

Andrew Plato: I suppose. It is true that it took a lot of iterations to figure out how to describe the platform. The message there is that it’s the context problem. When you don’t have good context, you really need to be able to tell the story and you’ve to think about how the story will be heard and not how the story is being told.

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