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Thought Leaders in E-Commerce: Gooten CMO Mark Kapczynski (Part 2)

Posted on Friday, Jan 8th 2021

Sramana Mitra: Are Shopify stores your largest customer base?

Mark Kapczynski: Most of our customers use Shopify stores, but we also have merchants that operate on places like Etsy, Amazon, WooCommerce, and BigCommerce. The bulk of them do use Shopify or a custom solution.

We have a raw API solution that people can tap into. It’s the full gamut. At the end of the day, we are more of a tech platform. Our goal is to integrate with whatever commerce platform that someone is using. 


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January 14 – 515th 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable for Entrepreneurs

Posted on Friday, Jan 8th 2021

Entrepreneurs are invited to the 515th FREE online 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/5 p.m. CET/9:30 p.m. India IST.

If you are a serious entrepreneur, register to “pitch” and sell your business idea. You’ll receive straightforward feedback, advice on next steps, and answers to any of your questions. Others can register to “attend” to watch, learn, and interact through the online chat.

You can learn more here and register to pitch or attend here. Register and you will receive the recording by email, even if you are unable to attend. Please share with any entrepreneurs in your circle who may be interested. All are welcome!

Cloud Stocks: The Key to PagerDuty’s API Strategy

Posted on Friday, Jan 8th 2021

According to an Allied Market Research report, the global DevOps market is estimated to grow at 19% CAGR to $9.4 billion by 2023. San Francisco-based PagerDuty (NYSE: PD) recently announced its results that impressed the market. The company is counting on expanding its integration with Amazon and other tech services providers to gain a bigger share in the market.


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Bootstrapping Using Services, Managing a Successful Pivot: Oomnitza CEO Arthur Lozinski (Part 5)

Posted on Friday, Jan 8th 2021

Sramana Mitra: How much did you raise this year?

Arthur Lozinski: We raised $12.5 million. 

Sramana Mitra: What metrics did you raise on?

Arthur Lozinski: We believe that we have a massive market. We have tons of customers who agree. We are growing at a nice rate. We think that the market opportunity is growing. There will be only more computers in the world and not less.


Roundtable Recap: January 7 – Lean Startups vs. Fat Startups

Posted on Thursday, Jan 7th 2021

During this week’s roundtable, we had as our guest Venktesh Shukla, General Partner at Monta Vista Capital. I have known Venk for more than 20 years, and we discussed both industry trends and his fund strategy.


As for entrepreneur pitches, up first we had Holger Ippach from Los Altos, California, a drone based logistics solution venture.


Next, Jack Jia from Vancouver, Canada, pitched the Share app, a social media app for connecting neighbors.

You can listen to the recording of this roundtable here:


Thought Leaders in E-Commerce: Gooten CMO Mark Kapczynski (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Jan 7th 2021
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A deep dive into the custom e-commerce world.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as Gooten to our audience.

Mark Kapczynski: I’m the Chief Marketing Officer here at Gooten. I’ll first say that Gooten has now entirely moved to working virtually. We used to be headquartered in New York. Now we are completely virtual with our entire executive team spread throughout the United States. We have embraced the situation that we are in.


Best of Bootstrapping: Rukkus CEO Follows Bootstrap First, Raise Money Later Strategy

Posted on Thursday, Jan 7th 2021

“My journey was as unexceptional as you can imagine,” says Rukkus CEO Manick Bhan, in describing how he got to $1 million annual revenue rate in transactions before raising financing. Read on for the whole story.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by going back to your very beginnings. I want to hear about where you were born, raised, and in what kind of background.

Manick Bhan: Both my parents come from Kashmir. They raised me in Baltimore, Maryland. That’s where I was born. I’ve grown up mostly in the United States. In the very early days, I liked to take things apart. When I was nine, they bought me this bicycle. The first thing I did was I opened the whole thing up. I took out all the screws and basically dismantled the beautiful bike. They were a little horrified about it because it was a birthday present. This has been pretty constant in my life. I like to take things apart and figure out how they work.


514th Roundtable For Entrepreneurs Starting NOW: Live Tweeting By @1Mby1M

Posted on Thursday, Jan 7th 2021

Today’s 514th FREE online 1Mby1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs is starting NOW, on Thursday, January 7, at 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST/5 p.m. CET/9:30 p.m. India IST. Click here to join. PASSWORD: startup  All are welcome!