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Sramana Mitra has been an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley since 1994. Her fields of experience span from hard core technology disciplines like semiconductors to sophisticated consumer marketing industries including fashion and education.

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Billion Dollar Unicorns: What Is Okta’s Inorganic Growth Narrative?
The global Identity and Access Management is estimated to grow 12% annually over the next few years. Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA) corroborate this rapid growth.
IBM Fails To Convince The Market
Over the last few quarters, IBM has been trying to recover from its streak of over five years of revenue declines. It managed to turn the growth around at the end of last year, but there is still a lot more work left to do.
Netflix Knows No Limits
If anyone ever thought that Netflix had no room to grow in the US, they are in for a surprise. Earlier this week, Netflix reported its first-quarter results and it delivered stunning subscriber growth, even for the domestic market.
What Other MarTech Startups Will HubSpot Acquire Next?
The global cloud-based marketing platform market to grow 9% annually over the period 2017 to 202. There are a few other vendors like Billion Dollar Unicorn HubSpot that are doing very well in the industry.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Can Fortinet Get To $10 Billion In Revenue?
Fortinet’s stock is trading at a 52-week high of $55.82 with a market cap of $9.4 billion. Its 52-week low was $35.44 in September last year. It had gone public in 2009, raising $156 million at a valuation of $804 million.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Can Splunk Sustain Its Price Point?
Splunk’s fourth quarter revenues grew 37% over the year to $419.7 million, ahead of the market’s expectations of $391 million. Total billings grew 44% to $622.8 million.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Will A Sales Strategy Change Help Cloudera?
Revenues for the quarter grew 42% over the year to $103.5 million, ahead of the market’s forecast of $93.7 million. Net loss of $0.10 a share was also better than the Street’s estimates of a loss of $0.23 per share.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Is GoodData Ready To Go Public?
GoodData is a leading player in the market that is successfully leveraging the growth in Big Data to deliver cloud-based analytics products.
EC Will Spotify Ever Generate Profits?
Spotify’s valuation and user base may be rising, but that is not spelling an end to its losses. Since inception, the company has amassed an accumulated deficit of €2.43 billion (~$2.98 billion).
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Will Zoom Go Public Or Get Acquired?
The enterprise video market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 20.1% from $16.34 billion in 2017 to $40.84 billion by 2022. Zoom Video Communications is a Billion Dollar Unicorn that is reporting growth rates of 150%.
What Else Will Red Hat Acquire?
Linux provider Red Hat is reaping benefits from this dominance in the market. Fourth quarter revenue grew 23% over the year to $772 million, against the market’s forecast of $762 million.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: How Will Ellie Mae Handle Looming Mortgage Worries?
Ellie Mae may be delivering a strong product for loan originators, but the concerns about the mortgage industry continue to cloud its performance.
How Will The Investors Of Upwork Get Their Exit?
By 2027, researchers believe, that freelancers will account for majority of the US workforce. Growth like that should have been promising for freelance services provider Upwork, which is struggling to take advantage of these trends.
Death By Overfunding: What Led To The Sinking Of Shyp?
Shyp finally woke up to its true potential in early 2016 when it partnered with eBay. Soon, online sellers and small businesses accounted for over 50% of its revenue.
How Will Docker Handle Competition?
Docker is the biggest startup in containers that made it to the Billion Dollar Club in 2015. It recently raised another round of funding that valued it at $1.3 billion.
How Will Intuit Improve Its Growth Rate?
Intuit launched TurboTax Live, which leverages one-way video technology to give customers access to an expert. It also built an end-to-end expert platform that enables about 2,000 certified public accountants and enrolled agents to serve customers.
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