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Roundtable Recap: August 1 – A Conversation on Niche E-commerce Startups

Posted on Saturday, Aug 3rd 2019

During this week’s roundtable, we had Sean Dawes, Co-founder at Modded Euros, as our guest. We discussed the state of the union in niche e-commerce startups in the shadow of Amazon’s dominance.

BetterPT

As for the pitches, up first we had Greg Peters from New York, NY, present BetterPT, a SaaS company catering to hospitals that have physiotherapy units. The company currently has $50k in MRR and is executing nicely.

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1Mby1M Virtual Accelerator Investor Forum: With Nnamdi Okike of 645 Ventures (Part 1)

Posted on Saturday, Aug 3rd 2019

Responding to a popular request, we are now sharing transcripts of our investor podcast interviews in this new series. The following interview with Nnamdi Okike was recorded in June 2019.

Nnamdi Okike is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at 645 Ventures. We have an excellent conversation about trends and his firm’s investment thesis.

Sramana Mitra: Tell us about 645 Ventures and your journey a little bit so we get to know you.

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Ganes Kesari, CEO of Gramener (Part 2)

Posted on Friday, Aug 2nd 2019

Ganes Kesari: The final aspect is the storytelling. There can be great insights from analytics, but unless it’s used by the organization, it is a waste. That’s where we bring in a data visualization and storytelling layer to convert all of these insights into interactive stories.

That’s consumed by all the teams – product, marketing, and sales. They understand integrated customer experience and what actions their specific teams need to take. That’s one area where we’re seeing a lot of benefits for the customer. They’re able to target their investment and are able to see some ROI.

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Qualys Banks on Product Innovation

Posted on Friday, Aug 2nd 2019

According to a recently published report, the global device vulnerability management market is estimated to grow 13% annually from $5.97 billion in 2019 to $16.3 billion by the end of 2025. Earlier this week, cloud-based security service provider Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS) reported its second quarter results that surpassed market expectations.

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Thought Leaders in Cloud Computing: Mark Geene, CEO of Cloud Elements (Part 3)

Posted on Friday, Aug 2nd 2019

Mark Geene: We don’t do a point-to-point mapping structure. We give companies the ability to define a data structure, create a virtual representation of that, and make them all look the same.

The benefit of that is, instead of doing all these point-to-point mapping, you’re now always dealing with one common model. We help them make everything they integrate to look like that common model. That’s one of the big differentiators.

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August 7 – Rendezvous Meetup to Discuss How to Compete with Heavily Funded Competitors

Posted on Thursday, Aug 1st 2019

For entrepreneurs interested to meet and chat with Sramana Mitra in person, please join us for our bi-monthly and informal group meetups. If you are living in the San Francisco Bay Area or are just in town for a visit, we hope you will add these meetups to your calendar and join us. Pre-registration is required, REGISTER HERE.

Location:
Café Borrone
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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August 8 – 453rd 1Mby1M Mentoring Roundtable for Entrepreneurs

Posted on Thursday, Aug 1st 2019

Entrepreneurs are invited to the 453rd FREE online 1Mby1M mentoring roundtable on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT/5 p.m. CEST/8:30 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. Everyone who registers will receive a recording of the event. Please share with any entrepreneurs in your circle who may be interested. All are welcome!

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Thought Leaders in Big Data: Ganes Kesari, CEO of Gramener (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Aug 1st 2019

This is an excellent discussion on visualization products in the Big Data space and the gaps that could be filled by new entrepreneurs.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Gramener.

Ganes Kesari: I have a series of experience in technology with half of that as an entrepreneur in the data science industry. In the early part of my career, I focused on driving strategic technology initiatives for clients like General Electric and AT&T.

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