Entrepreneurs are invited to the 534th FREE online 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable on Thursday, June 10, 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.
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Bootstrapping with service, then building two products, then splitting up the company into two, and finally, scaling a sizable product company – not the kind of stories we hear often. This story is a rare window into the journey of a group of entrepreneurs who have achieved amazing feats. This conversation with Ajay Sharma, Co-founder and Managing Director of Srishti Software Applications, took place in 2014.
Sramana: Let’s start at the beginning of your story. Where are you from and what kind of family do you come from?
Ajay Sharma: I was brought up in a village in Bihar. My father was a college professor in a rural college. It was actually rather common at that time for professors to pass through rural areas at some point of their career to help bolster those smaller, rural colleges. I attended rural schools until the tenth class. I then moved to another small, sleepy agricultural town for the eleventh and twelfth classes.
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Sramana Mitra: In 2014, you had five people in SteelCloud?
Brian Hajost: Yes, I came back in 2009 to sell off two of our three divisions. It was a rescue mission. The market for the third product line had gone away in 2012. We had to do a complete reboot of the company in 2014.
Sramana Mitra: What were the two product lines that you sold off? What was the left of the division where you built the company around?>>>
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Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the beginning of your journey. Where were you born and raised? What kind of background did you have?>>>
According to an IDC report, the converged systems market grew a modest 0.2% over the year in the fourth quarter last year. The industry only grew 0.6% during the year. But within the market, the hyperconverged system sales grew 7.4% over the year. Dell remains the leader in the global hyperconverged systems market with a 33% market share. HPE is a distant second with 14% share, followed by Nutanix that recorded a 10% market share in the fourth quarter of the year. Recently, Nutanix (Nasdaq: NTNX), reported its third quarter results that continued to surpass market expectations.>>>
Jana Eggers is CEO of Nara Logics. Most of the Artificial Intelligence recommendation engines are based on clustering algorithms and a limited number of parameters. Nara Logics is pushing the envelope on releasing both constraints, and going to a more granular level of personalization.
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