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591st Roundtable Recording with Anirudh Damani, Artha Venture Fund

Posted on Friday, Sep 23rd 2022

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

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Roundtable Recap: September 22 – Spotlight on India’s Startup Ecosystem

Posted on Friday, Sep 23rd 2022

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Anirudh Damani, Managing Partner at Artha Venture Fund. We had a terrific discussion on the Indian Startup Ecosystem and its trends.

Wast-e-collecter

As for our entrepreneur pitch, we had Puneet Agarwal from Jaipur, India, pitch Wast-e-collector, a concept stage venture.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:

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Cloud Stocks: DocuSign Focuses on Integrations

Posted on Friday, Sep 23rd 2022
Docusign

According to a recent report, the global digital signature market size was estimated to grow at 28% CAGR from $4.4 billion in 2021 to $42 billion by 2030. DocuSign (Nasdaq: DOCU) recently announced its second quarter results that surpassed market expectations, but the company’s outlook was not too impressive.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Dheeraj Pandey, Founder of Nutanix (Part 5)

Posted on Friday, Sep 23rd 2022

Sramana Mitra: You’ve touched upon a few different open opportunities. One is you talked about the gap in the visualization space. There are a lot of data solutions but, when it comes to presenting, there’s a lot more to be done.

The second thing that I find interesting is a lot of technologies especially on the data engineering side are very expensive. They are affordable for large enterprises, but when it comes down to small businesses, it’s not accessible. Where is the affordable version of that?

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Bootstrapping a FinTech Startup by Piggybacking with Services: Quavo Co-Founder David Chmielewski (Part 5)

Posted on Friday, Sep 23rd 2022

David Chmielewski: The closer you can stick to having a real product, the better you’re going to come out in the end. It’s really those first three or four clients that help refine your product and allow you to understand what’s truly different and what’s not. We had the experience at BoA. At First Tech, we had the experience of two clients, so we had some ideas.

Our next two clients were Golden One Credit Union and CardWorks. By the time we were done with them, we knew what our product should look like. We had a breadth of knowledge that allowed us to say that this is what our product is.

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591st Roundtable for Entrepreneurs Starting NOW: Live Tweeting by @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Sep 22nd 2022

Today’s 591st FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting NOW, on Thursday, September 22, 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!

591st Roundtable for Entrepreneurs Starting in 30 Minutes: Live Tweeting by @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Sep 22nd 2022

Today’s 591st FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable for Entrepreneurs is starting in 30 minutes, on Thursday, September 22, 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!

Best of Bootstrapping: Founder Bootstrapped to Over $35M

Posted on Thursday, Sep 22nd 2022

If you haven’t already, please study our Bootstrapping Course and Investor Introductions page. 

In these unusual times, many who once dreamed of funding are forced to bootstrap. Well, bootstrapping is good during good times, and necessary during bad times. Here, BannerBuzz Founder and CEO Nishant Shah shares how he bootstrapped to over $35 million in 2019 revenue.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your journey. Where are you from? Where were you born, raised, and in what kind of background?

Nishant Shah: I was born and raised in Ahmedabad, India. I studied civil engineering at the university, and then went on to do my masters in construction management from Georgia Tech in Atlanta.

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