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Today’s 400th FREE online 1Mby1M roundtable for entrepreneurs is starting in 30 minutes, on Wednesday, May 16, at 8:00 a.m. PDT/11:00 a.m. EDT/8:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join. All are welcome!
According to a research by P&S Market Research, the global wearable fitness tracker market is estimated to grow to $48.2 billion by 2023 driven by the increasing use of fitness tracking apps, demand for continuous health monitoring devices, and increasing disposable income. Billion Dollar Unicorn player Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) has been among the pioneers in the industry. But the company has continued to see its valuation dwindle since it went public in 2015.
Sramana Mitra: What kinds of things have they been able to do after connecting over a hundred datasets?
William King: The use cases are numerous across the organization. What ends up happening is, we serve two different constituents. We serve the people who are out in the field. They’re engaging with the decisions. They’re thinking about the community and the patients ecosystem.
What we’re able to do with them is very similar to what you experience in your consumer life. When I got into the car this morning, my phone connected to the Bluetooth and it suggested driving directions to the office. Clearly, I know the way to the office, but I still look at that because there might be traffic or roadwork. I never told my phone where the office is. I don’t explicitly >>>
Sramana Mitra: There are 70,000 seed investments a year and only about 1,200 to 1,500 venture investments. There is a huge Series A gap that people have to deal with. How do you recommend the seed investors as well as the entrepreneurs who are raising seed money mitigate the gap?
Don Hutchinson: You’re going to be in a very competitive process to gain that Series A. In all likelihood, a venture fund will be a normal part of your future if you’re the kind of company that you and I are talking about. You got to have the characteristics that will appeal to that audience, although there is still room for opportunities.
We’ve seen a great increase and interest in Blockchain, Bitcoin, and all types of cyber currency. That would be something where a >>>
Sramana Mitra: The basic discipline that growth is important and so is profitability went away in the early part of this decade. It’s starting to correct itself again. What happens in the minds of venture capitalists so that what seems like basic arithmetic suddenly disappears?
David Blumberg: Over the last few years, we like to oversimplify by saying that venture capitalists have only two kinds of glands. We have a greed gland and a fear gland, and we oscillate between the two. We get into these cycles where greed overtakes. That was 1999 to 2000, and then coming into 2007, and then probably in 2013 to part of 2015. Sometime in 2015, it started switching to fear. We had stock market nervousness. We had geopolitical threats around the world. >>>
Entrepreneurs, please join us to celebrate our 400th 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/8:30 p.m. India IST. To celebrate this milestone, we have invited several exciting entrepreneurs to share their journeys. Register Here.
For the past eight years, Sramana Mitra has been holding a free and online roundtable almost every week. Approximately 75,000 have participated and at least 1,000 entrepreneurs have pitched their businesses for immediate feedback and advice. You can find a diverse sampling of interesting pitches from all over the world here.
Please invite any entrepreneurs in your circle who may be interested. As always, all are welcome!
Billion Dollar Unicorn player GitHub was founded in 2008 by Tom Preston-Werner, Chris Wanstrath, and PJ Hyett to expand the open source operating system market that was developed by Linux.