Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Matt Carbonara was recorded in March 2020.
Matt Carbonara, Managing Director at Citi Ventures, discusses the fund’s activities and focus.>>>
Elly Truesdell is Partner at Almanac Insights, a fund focused on food related investments. We have a fascinating conversation.
The markets are down right now, and it might be a good time to scan for some worthy investments among cloud stocks. FinTech company Q2 Holdings (NYSE: QTWO) qualifies for this list with an average revenue growth rate of 26% for the past five years since it went public. Prior to the crash, it had delivered share price growth of 27% per year.>>>
The DevOps world is fast moving towards total automation and self-correction. However, the holy grail is still another 3-5 years away. How do we get there? A fascinating conversation with Chris Nguyen who is steeped in building the data infrastructure necessary to run AI/ML algorithms subsequently.
Great interview, short and punchy.>>>
This feature from The Washington Post maps the spread of the coronavirus in the US and worldwide. It helps identify patterns in infection clusters and timelines. For this week’s posts, click on the paragraph links.>>>
Sramana Mitra: In a cyber security startup, I don’t think anybody other than the founder who’s the product visionary can close those deals with the first few customers. Only a founder who has deep enough knowledge of the product and space can position on the fly.
Let’s talk about a couple more case studies of companies that you’ve invested in that you’re particularly excited about. What do we learn from that? What do we learn about trends? In the enterprise, where are we going?>>>
I’m publishing this series on LinkedIn called Colors to explore a topic that I care deeply about: the Renaissance Mind. I am just as passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, and business, as I am about art and culture. In this series, I will typically publish a piece of art – one of my paintings – and I request you to spend a minute or two deeply meditating on it. I urge you to watch your feelings, thoughts, reactions to the piece, and write what comes to you, what thoughts it triggers, in the dialog area. Let us see what stimulation this interaction yields. For today – Basque Hermitage, Rolling Hills
Basque Hermitage, Rolling Hills | Sramana Mitra, 2018 | Watercolor, Pastel, Brush Pen | 9 x 12, On Paper
Sramana Mitra: Do you want to do another example?
Ashish Jain: Let’s take one from India. I would not even call it emerging anymore. India is going through Innovation 3.0. 1.0 was around business process outsourcing. 2.0 was around IT services companies.
These founders are looking beyond replicating. They are looking into supply chain, platforms for IoT, automation. Arzooo is one of them. They are ex-Flipkart employees. They saw an opportunity to digitalize the supply chain for B2B retail. They are executing it perfectly.>>>