Paroon Chadha is Co-founder and CEO at Passageways, a company that has been bootstrapped from Indiana to $10 million ARR and has recently raised funding. Textbook case study of our mantra: Bootstrap first, raise money later.
Slava Rubin, Founder of Indiegogo.com. Slava walked us through the trends on his crowdfunding platform.
Dafina Toncheva, Partner at US Venture Partners, is an expert in Cyber Security. We discussed a variety of topics including the shifting of Series A metrics to $2M-$3M ARR for SaaS companies.
John Stewart, CEO at MapAnything, discusses how he has bootstrapped his company using the “Bootstrapping Using Services on Salesforce.com” blueprint.
Devdutt Yellurkar, General Partner at CRV, who discussed his investment principles. It was an excellent discussion!
Gero Decker is Co-founder and CEO at Signavio, an enterprise software company that has successfully scaled to $20 million in ARR from Europe. They have also made a successful entry into the US market and raised financing from a US venture firm.
Alexander Ross, Founder at Illuminate Financial, talks about his firm’s FinTech investment thesis.
Waikit Lau, investor and serial entrepreneur, has a refreshingly open attitude towards investing in very early stage companies. Wonderful conversation.
Biplab Adhya and Venu Pemmaraju, Co-Heads of Wipro Ventures.
Kelly Perdew is Co-founder and Managing General Partner at Moonshots Capital, a firm that has a unique investment thesis of supporting military veterans. Very interesting insights.
Anita Sands, Board Director at Symantec and ServiceNow, talks about corporate innovation as it pertains to large enterprises experiencing disruptive change, as well as some experiencing hyper growth. Anita has perspective on both, and generously shares her thoughts.
Abhishek Rungta, Founder and CEO of Kolkata, India based Indus Net Technologies, related his story of moving his company from a commodity web development services venture to an IP-based, differentiated technology provider in the Banking and Financial services sector.
Avik Pal, Founder and CEO of CliniOps, relates his story of getting to $1 million in bootstrapped revenue with a clinical trials management software.
Heidi Jannenga, Co-founder and President of WebPT, discusses how they raised $1 million WITH $1 million in revenue already booked, and then turned that $1 million into $17 million in revenue.