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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: John McEleney, Head of Strategy, PTC (Part 3)

Posted on Saturday, Oct 10th 2020

John McEleney: One of the best things about a SaaS solution is that it’s very easy to get multiple people and locations to get onboard. The strategy with respect to Creo is to continue to improve the core base and then embrace and extend it with other cloud-related applications and functionalities.

We’re not forklifting everybody to our cloud offering. That being said if customers are leaning in, we also are not saying, “You have to stay with your legacy product.” There are many large customers that are going through the early evaluation process. They’re using Onshape as a glue to connect customers.

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504th 1Mby1M Entrepreneurship Podcast With Suman Talukdar, AiSprouts.VC

Posted on Saturday, Oct 10th 2020

Suman Talukdar is Founder and Managing Partner at AiSprouts.VC.

Bootstrapping to $10 Million: Coalition Technologies Co-Founder Jordan Brannon (Part 5)

Posted on Saturday, Oct 10th 2020

Sramana Mitra: Your primary business has been the e-commerce services business. You sunsetted the call tracking business. Then the rest of the product portfolio supported your services business. There was no other product that really took off, but you have more products that you have introduced to the market.

Jordan Brannon: Yes. We have a couple of smaller paid recurring apps. We have automated backup solutions for both Shopify and BigCommerce stores. Then we also have the LMS platform. We also have that recruiting software, which is now being used by about 800 companies. 

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Colors: Monsoon in Goa, Yellow Roof II

Posted on Saturday, Oct 10th 2020

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 – Monsoon in Goa, Yellow Roof II

Monsoon in Goa, Yellow Roof II | Sramana Mitra, 2020 | Watercolor, Pastel, Brush Pen | 6  x 9, On Paper

504th Roundtable Recording on October 8, 2020: With Suman Talukdar, AiSprouts.VC

Posted on Friday, Oct 9th 2020

In case you missed it, you can listen to the recording here:

Best of Bootstrapping: What Should Startups Do To Raise Seed Capital in 2021?

Posted on Friday, Oct 9th 2020

In general, Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later is the best strategy. You need to be ready to raise money.

If you decide to raise money, I strongly suggest you read the 1Mby1M Seed Capital series of interviews on our blog ASAP. We’ve profiled investor after investor to understand their investment thesis. You need to get in their heads and get a sense of what they’re looking for, especially if you’ve never raised money before.

Remember, Investors are looking to multiply the money that they put into startups.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: John McEleney, Head of Strategy, PTC (Part 2)

Posted on Friday, Oct 9th 2020

John McEleney: When PTC acquired Computervision in early 2000s, they stumbled upon a company called Windshield Technologies that Computervision had invested in and ultimately acquired. Windshield was based out of Minnesota and founded by Jim Heppelmann. It was the first cloud-based PLM system. The idea behind it is that you can manage data with links and allow the information to be managed in a much easier system.

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Roundtable Recap: October 8 – Find Your Segment Within Large Markets

Posted on Friday, Oct 9th 2020

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Suman Talukdar, Founder and Managing Partner at AiSprouts.VC.

Examd

As for entrepreneur pitches, this week we had Shantanu Dev from Plainsboro, New Jersey, pitch Examd, an online exam proctoring solution.

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