We have just released a new course on Udemy: How To Build Unicorn Tech Startups with Sramana Mitra. Did you know Fred Luddy founded ServiceNow as a solopreneur? ServiceNow, today, is $100+ billion market cap company. The course contains origin stories of 25+ Unicorns. It would take you about 5 hours. Udemy currently has a promo on it (normally $39.99, promo price $11.99 at the moment). Check it out!

The current pandemic conditions have helped accelerate the adoption and usage of digital transformation tools even across the SMB segment. Smaller businesses are leveraging services such as those provided by Bill.com…

We have just released a new course on Udemy: How To Build Unicorn Tech Startups with Sramana Mitra. Did you know Fred Luddy founded ServiceNow as a solopreneur? ServiceNow, today, is $100+ billion market cap company. The course contains origin stories of 25+ Unicorns. It would take you about 5 hours. Udemy currently has a promo on it (normally $39.99, promo price $11.99 at the moment). Check it out HERE!

Ravi Mohan is Managing Director at Shasta Ventures, a firm that has invested in three SaaS Unicorns. Ravi discusses these investments: Apptio, Anaplan, and Zuora. …

If you have been bootstrapping and think you are ready for investors, you need to learn how investors think. First, please study our free Bootstrapping course and Investor Introductions page. Then start looking for entrepreneur — investor fit. Today I introduce you to Amir Banifatemi.

Amir Banifatemi is the Founder and Managing Partner of K5 Ventures, a fund focused on pre-seed, seed, post-seed, and early-stage investments from Southern California. Amir is also a Board Member and former President of Tech Coast Angels, a group of 340 angel investors from Southern California. You can listen to the podcast interview here.

Sramana…

I’m publishing this series to discuss a topic that I follow closely — cloud stocks, trends, strategy, acquisitions, and more. I like fundamentals-focused business building, and outline the principles of fundamentals-focused business building in my free Bootstrapping course.

According to a recent report, the global Hadoop-as-a-Service Market was estimated to grow from $7.4 billion in 2019 to $74.8 billion by 2026 driven by a demand for cost-efficient solutions for management of big data. Hadoop’s ability to handle large volumes of data efficiently and in a cost-effective manner is accelerating the growth of the service. …

I’m publishing this series to discuss a topic that I follow closely — cloud stocks, trends, strategy, acquisitions, and more. I like fundamentals-focused business building, and outline the principles of fundamentals-focused business building in my free Bootstrapping course.

According to an IDC report, the global IaaS and PaaS market for individuals and organizations with less than 500 employees is expected to grow at 27% CAGR from $44.4 billion in 2020 to reach $115.5 billion by 2024. New York-based DigitalOcean (NYSE: DOCN) is a leading player in the segment that went public last week.

DigitalOcean’s Offerings

DigitalOcean was founded in 2012…

If you haven’t already, please study my free Bootstrapping course. I publish this series to discuss the nuances of bootstrapped entrepreneurship.

Founder CEO Katie Echeverry had a pharmaceutical sales job that she used to bootstrap with a paycheck for 5 years, before quitting to go full-time with her business, Unique Vintage.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the very beginning of your journey. Tell us where you’re from. Where did you grow up? Where were you born and raised?

Katie Echeverry: I was born in Burbank, California. I still reside in Burbank, California. I went to school and got my Bachelor’s…

If you haven’t already, please study my free Bootstrapping course. I publish this series to discuss the nuances of bootstrapped entrepreneurship.

We’re always impressed by entrepreneurs who manage to build sizeable companies without outside capital. Read how Founder Christian Blume maneuvered Cleverbridge to $40 million in revenue and did not want to deal with venture capital and private equity when we last spoke in 2015. You can listen to our podcast interview here.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start at the beginning of your story. Where are you from? Where were you born and raised? What kind of background?

Christian Blume: I…

I’m publishing this series to discuss a topic that I follow closely — cloud stocks, trends, strategy, acquisitions, and more. I like fundamentals-focused business building, and outline the principles of fundamentals-focused business building in my free Bootstrapping course.

According to a recent report, the global enterprise AI software market is estimated to grow at 24% CAGR from $18 billion in 2020 to reach $44 billion by 2024. Tom Siebel’s C3.ai (NYSE: AI) is a recently listed player in this market, which announced its third quarter results that surpassed market’s expectations.

C3.ai’s Financials

C3.ai’s third quarter revenues grew 19% to $49.1…

If you have been bootstrapping and think you are ready for investors, you need to learn how investors think. First, please study our free Bootstrapping course and Investor Introductions page. Then start looking for entrepreneur — investor fit. Today I introduce you to Swapna Gupta.

Swapna Gupta, Senior Investment Manager at Qualcomm Ventures, explains the firm’s investment strategy. You can listen to a podcast of our conversation here or watch the roundtable video below:

Sramana Mitra: Let’s have you introduce the firm to our audience first.

Swapna Gupta: Qualcomm Ventures is a global billion-dollar fund. Qualcomm Ventures India is…

I’m publishing this series to discuss a topic that I follow closely — cloud stocks, trends, strategy, acquisitions, and more. I like fundamentals-focused business building, and outline the principles of fundamentals-focused business building in my free Bootstrapping course.

According to a recent report, the global cloud-based ERP market size is expected to grow from $45.3 billion in 2020 to $101.1 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of over 17%. SaaS-based enterprise services provider Workday (NASDAQ: WDAY) recently announced its fourth quarter results that continued to outpace market expectations.

Workday’s Financials

Workday’s fourth quarter revenues grew 15.9% to $1.13 billion, ahead…

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