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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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IBM Seems To Be Making Slow But Steady Progress
IBM reassured the market that it was still forecasting an operating EPS of at least $13.80 for the full year. The market was looking for a full year EPS forecast of $13.75.
Netflix Focusing On Original Content For Kids
The global video streaming market is expected to grow from $30.29 billion in 2016 to $70.05 billion by 2021. Netflix is reaping the benefits of this trend with its original content strategy.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Apttus Eyeing An IPO
The Configure Price Quote (CPQ) application suites market is expected to grow 20% annually through 2015 to 2020. Billion Dollar Unicorn Apttus is a leading player in the space that is toying with the idea of going public yet again.
2017 IPO Prospects: Spotify To Go Public Soon
The music industry will hit $41 billion in revenue by 2030 driven heavily by streaming revenue. Benefitting from this trend is Billion Dollar Unicorn Spotify, which is reportedly gearing up for a direct listing.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Is Houzz’s Valuation Justified?
The online market for home furnishings is expected to double from $27 billion in 2015 to $55 billion by 2020. Benefitting from this growth is Billion Dollar Unicorn Houzz, which recently raised a massive round.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: What Are AUTO1’s Margins?
The used car market in the mature EMEA market is projected to reach 36.03 million units by 2021. AUTO1 Group is a Billion Dollar Unicorn that recently raised another massive round.
Billion-Dollar Unicorns: Coupa Close To 52-Week High
Last year, Coupa listed on the Nasdaq at $18 a share and soon peaked to $41.61 during its first day of trading. Since then, the stock tumbled and hit a 52-week low of $22.5 in March. It hit a 52-week high of $37.72 in May following acquisitions.
Indian Fashion E-Tailer Yepme Looks Shaky
Yepme is an online fashion player looking to make it big in this industry. However, there are several obstacles in its path.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Yuanfudao, China’s First EdTech Unicorn
Yuanfudao’s core differentiation is the data from its huge user base, using which it builds courses to cater to diverse needs.
2017 IPO Prospects: Farfetch Dresses Up To Go Public
Farfetch has taken several steps to ensure that it becomes a leading fashion e-commerce platform. Earlier this year, it announced the addition of Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet as its non-executive co-chairman.
India’s Furniture E-tailer Pepperfry Diversifies
In September 2017, Pepperfry launched its furniture rental services for younger customers in metro cities. Through this rental service, it will be looking to offload its less popular items and inventory from its offline studios.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Is Cybereason The Next Cyber Security Company To Get Acquired?
Cybereason may have an interesting history and a Unicorn valuation, but given the vast number of vendors that are currently in the cyber security market, it will need to be more than just another name.
Is Palo Alto Networks Getting Ready For An Acquisition Spree?
Palo Alto Networks is in the enviable position of being one of those trusted vendors. As such, if it wants to roll up a set of startup products into its portfolio to create a broader offering, it would be at a significant advantage.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: TransferWise Turns Profitable
An estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015. The remittance market is dominated by Western Union, MoneyGram, and Ria but there is increasing competition from startups like TransferWise.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: CrowdStrike Joins The Club
Recent hacking reports, especially concerning the US Presidential election, have revived the interest in the cyber security market. Billion Dollar Unicorn player CrowdStrike is becoming a well-known name in the space.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Valuation For WeWork Continues To Soar
The global number of co-working members are projected to grow 41% annually over the next four years through 2020. Co-working company and Billion Dollar Unicorn club member WeWork is riding high on this growth and its valuation skyrockets.
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