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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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Twitter Surpasses Estimates, But Fails On All Other Fronts
Earlier this week Twitter announced its first quarter performance, which surpassed market expectations. But the market is still not pleased.
Adieu Yahoo!
After 21 years of being listed on the stock exchange, Yahoo recently announced the results for its last quarter as a public company.
2017 IPO Prospects: Uber And Lyft Have Miles To Go Before They List
Lyft continues to remain Uber’s major rival in the US. It is still much smaller than Uber – generating about $700 million in revenues in 2016 and recording almost $600 million in losses. But that hasn’t stopped it from growing.
Box Revenues Still Not Turning Into Profits
Box’s fourth quarter revenues grew 29% over the year to $109.9 million, ahead of the market’s expectations of $108.8 million. But the company continued to suffer losses and ended the quarter with a loss of $0.10 per share.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: C3 IoT Joins The Club
The worldwide market for Internet of Things (IoT) was worth $16.3 billion in 2016. Touted to be the next Industrial Revolution, the IoT market is expected to reach $185.9 billion in 2023.
For AliBaba, It Is About Mobile Payments
Alibaba’s revenues for the third quarter grew an impressive 54% over the year to RMB 53.24 billion (~$7.7 billion), ahead of the market’s forecast of RMB 50.1 billion (~$7.3 billion). EPS for the quarter grew 43% to $2.57 billion, or $1 a share.
IBM Still Awaits Benefits Of The Turnaround
While the numbers may not seem impressive, IBM is confident of a bounce back as it continues to invest in the new growth segments of cognitive solutions: cloud and mobile technology.
Netflix Increases Focus On Original Content
Netflix is already delivering more than the industry’s growth rate of its revenue growth. But things may not look all that rosy in the future.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Zoom Video Communications Enters The Club
Zoom’s market penetration is strongest among tech companies, but it also claims to work with 88% of the top 200 universities. It has over 400 employees and 450,000 business customers including 5800 educational institutions.
2017 IPO Prospects: Carvana Wants To List, But Will It Follow Beepi To The Scrapyard?
The used car market is dominated by physical dealerships but has seen several online players. Not many of these have managed to succeed. Carvana is one player ready to test stock market appetite for a business model that has yet to profit.
The Recent Presidio IPO Fails To Create Interest
Many expected the Snap IPO earlier this year to help drive more tech Unicorns into the public markets. Some have followed suit and listed, but to rather unimpressive results. One such company is IT solutions provider Presidio.
Foursquare On The Way To Profitability
After struggling for a while, geolocation services provider Foursquare has finally figured out a sustainable business model and is on the way to profitability.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Will Cisco Buy Nutanix?
Technology startup Nutanix went public last October. After the initial surge post listing, the stock hasn’t seen many good days. Last month as the lockup period on the shares expired, the stock fell even further.
2017 IPO Prospects: Cloudera Files For IPO
There has been a flurry of IPO activity over the last few weeks with more than seven companies joining the IPO pipeline. Among them is Billion Dollar Unicorn player Cloudera.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: In Uptake, Groupon Founder Shows He Has Learnt His Lesson
Uptake is privately held and does not disclose financials. It has, however, revealed that it has been profitable and is “generating significant revenue”. Another report estimates that its annual revenue run-rate now exceeds $100 million.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Actifio Focuses On Profitability, Not IPO
Actifio was expected to go public last year, but the public market performance appears to have scared it away. The company has, instead, focused on improving its profitability through active cost management and layoffs.
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