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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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2017 IPO Prospects: Profitable Zeta Global Waiting For The Stars To Align
Zeta does not disclose detailed financials, but the company has maintained that it is very profitable. In fact, it has been profitable for 3 years, and is estimated to have earned $200 million in revenues in 2015.
Death By Overfunding: Jawbone Attempts Another Pivot
Smart wearables capable of running third party apps are expected to continue to struggle in the near term. One such company that is struggling to make its importance felt in the market is San Francisco-based Jawbone.
Hortonworks And Red Hat’s Cloud Focus Pays Off
The global Hadoop market was worth $7.69 billion in 2016. It is estimated to grow 50% annually over the next five years to be worth $87.14 billion by 2022. Palo Alto-based Hortonworks used to be a Unicorn in the market till a few years ago.
Salesforce.com Now Counts On AI
Salesforce.com recently reported its quarter’s results that continued to outpace market expectations. Salesforce continues to take market share away from the likes of Oracle and SAP.
EC Square Appears To Be Turning Around
The market is pleased with Square. Its stock is currently trading around a 52-week-high of $20.34 with a market capitalization of $7.7 billion.
India’s Most Important SaaS Venture: Strategic Options Ahead Of Freshdesk
Launched in 2010, Freshdesk is a proud flag bearer of India’s presence in the global cloud CRM space. Six months back, it raised $55 million at a valuation of $700 million. This takes its total funding to $149 million.
ServiceNow Ready To Deliver Under New CEO
Cloud-based enterprise services provider ServiceNow continues to outperform market expectations. It recently announced a leadership change when it brought over former eBay and Bain & Co. CEO John Donahoe as the new CEO.
2017 IPO Prospects: Blue Apron Ready To Deliver An IPO Next
Meal-kit delivery services like Blue Apron have seen stellar success in the recent past, driven by convenience offered to the consumers.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Robinhood Joins The Club
Robinhood believes that it has figured a way to reshape the brokerage industry. But I am still skeptical. The Gold subscription service opens it to a debt structure that sounds precarious.
India’s Most Dangerous (Ad)Venture: A Turnaround Strategy For Flipkart
A lot is riding on Flipkart’s destiny for India. Bogus maneuvers like the eBay India deal should have been avoided. I hope we’re not about to see another bogus maneuver in form of a Snapdeal acquisition next.
Will Microsoft Acquire Tableau In 2017?
The rising competition coupled with distant profitability prospects continue to put pressure on Tableau. However, the case for Microsoft acquiring Tableau continue to remain strong.
SAP Continues To Soar, Despite Earnings Miss
In the recent result announcement, SAP missed its earnings expectations. But the market is not worried and the stock has soared to a record high. Nothing appears to be stopping this stock.
Facebook Continues To Battle Controversy
Analysts estimate that Facebook will continue to have a tough time in delivering ad revenue growth. While mobile ad sales may have grown 58% over the year in the quarter, their share of the total revenues has been relatively flat.
Apple Fails To Impress
Apple may have become the largest dividend payer in the world and may have a cash pile bigger than the market cap of GE, but the market is still not impressed.
Ebay Trying To Take On Amazon With Weak Moves
To take on Amazon in India, eBay recently announced a $500 million investment in India’s leading e-commerce site Flipkart. eBay was part of the $1.4 billion round that Flipkart completed last month.
Alphabet Shares Racing To The $1,000 Mark
The unstoppable Alphabet appears to be moving fast to break the $1000 a share price tag. Its consistently stellar performance has helped drive its market cap north of the $600 billion market cap level for the first time.
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