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Roundtable Recap: May 28 – Alternative Financing for Startups

Posted on Thursday, May 28th 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Christian Czernich, Founder and CEO at Round2 Capital Partners, a firm that is experimenting with an alternative financing model.

Prometeo

As for entrepreneur pitches, Jonathan Mentz from Cape Town, South Africa, pitched Prometeo, a risk analysis and monitoring solution.

Hustlebeez

Next Bing Huang from Sunnyvale, California, pitched Hustlebeez, a personal finance app for debt management.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Garrett Goldberg of Bee Partners (Part 4)

Posted on Thursday, May 28th 2020

Sramana Mitra: You had both transaction revenue and marketplace revenue.

Garrett Goldberg: The company exited right as we were turning on marketplace transactions. The next one had that as well. It’s a marketplace in the chemicals industry called Knowde. Instead of having a software product, it had a storefront tool for chemical producers to sell their wares.

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487th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting NOW: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, May 28th 2020

Today’s 487th FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting NOW, on Thursday, May 28, at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/5 p.m. CEST/8:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join. PASSWORD: startup All are welcome!

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487th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting In 30 Minutes: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, May 28th 2020

Today’s 487th FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting in 30 minutes, on Thursday, May 28 at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/5 p.m. CEST/8:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join. PASSWORD: startup All are welcome!

Spotify Soars on Podcast Acquisitions

Posted on Thursday, May 28th 2020

According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau, the global podcast industry is estimated to grow from $479.1 million in 2018 to over $1 billion by 2021. Online music streaming service Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) is already cashing in on this growth.

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From a Security VAR to a $10 Million ARR SaaS Product Business: Andrew Plato, CEO of Anitian (Part 4)

Posted on Thursday, May 28th 2020

Sramana Mitra: Which segment of the customer base did you go out to sell it to?

Andrew Plato: One of the things we learned very early on is that our product is very appealing at the enterprise SaaS level. Admittedly, it wasn’t what I originally thought. I thought we were going to be more mid-market. As soon as we hit the market, we resonated the most at the enterprise level, particularly, enterprise SaaS. 

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Garrett Goldberg of Bee Partners (Part 3)

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th 2020

Sramana Mitra: When you made the decision to invest in this young founder, how did they find you or how did you find them?

Garrett Goldberg: That’s part of what we do here, we try to make sure we’re approachable by founders. This particular one came through another founder that we had a relationship with. We see a lot of good deal flows from later-stage VCs. 

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Rendezvous Online from May 26, 2020

Posted on Wednesday, May 27th 2020

Some audience questions answered by Sramana:
– What are some cool cyber security startup ideas?
-Are cloud computing startups successful today?
– Are there any successful tech startups built out of Arizona?
– How can entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley reach out and connect with Silicon Valley’s VCs?
– What would be your advice for an engineer at Google who wants to start building his own business?
– Why do venture funded startups fail more often than bootstrapped startups?
– Is it possible to build a Unicorn startup out of Australia?
– How can I get feedback from you on my venture?