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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: Ticket Monster To Invest In Groceries
Ticket Monster has recently forayed into grocery sales with the launch of Tmon Fresh. Currently, online general merchandise accounts for 70% of TMON’s business and margins have been thinning in this segment due to increasing competition.
Okta Delivers A Strong Quarter And A Strong IPO
Identity and Access Management services provider Okta went public. The listing of the San Francisco-based company appears to be doing well so far.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Sales AI Startup Afiniti Considering IPO
Afiniti does not disclose details of its financials. It is not yet profitable but expects to achieve profitability in fiscal 2018. Its revenues are growing at an estimated 100% run rate.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: DraftKings Faces Hurdles
DraftKings allows users to enter daily and weekly fantasy sports-related contests with winnings based on individual player performances.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Careem Focused On MENA
The highest privately valued company Uber is the poster child of ride sharing. One of its strong, regional rivals is Dubai-based Careem, which has recently entered the Billion Dollar Unicorn Club.
The Trade Desk Delivers The Rare Combination Of High Growth And Profits
Social media advertising is expected to grow 25% in 2017 and online video advertising is expected to grow at 20%. The increased adoption of programmatic advertising is helping The Trade Desk deliver stellar financial results.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Clover Health Reaches Milestone Valuation
Clover has 25,000 Medicare Advantage members as of May 2017, up from more than 16,700 in May 2016. It sells a plan with no premium beyond regular Medicare premiums, and requires no co-payments for primary-care visits and offers free generic drugs.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Garena Files Privately In New Avatar
In May 2017, following a massive round of investment for its growth, Garena rebranded itself as Sea. Sea will be the new brand at the corporate branding level. The company will continue to use the name Garena for its online gaming business.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Kuaishou To Focus On AI
Kuaishou is privately held and does not disclose its financials. It is expected to earn revenues through an advertising-based model supported by in-app purchases.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Yello Mobile Delays IPO
Yello Mobile has announced plans to merge entities and reduce its number of subsidiaries from 85 to nearly 20.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Peloton Cycles Into The Club
With the new funds, Peloton plans to increase the number of retail stores to 33 by the end of the year and extend in-house delivery to 10 markets, up from three right now.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Katerra Tackles The Construction Industry With Technology
Katerra offers a fully integrated service model so that the builders don’t need to depend on multiple partners and vendors. By controlling the entire process, it hopes to remove the middlemen in the project and help manage costs.
CloudHealth Is A Prospect For Acquisition
CloudHealth is a rapidly growing company. It claims to have grown 400% in 2015 and is reported to have grown 130% in 2016.
IPO Prospects: Zuora Inching Towards An IPO
The global spending on cloud application services will grow 20% to reach $46.3 billion in 2017. This has benefitted California-based Zuora, which helps companies deal with the billing and pricing complexities.
Aria Systems Is Helping Cloud Companies Bill
The cloud billing market was estimated at $5.7 billion last year, thus translating to a 24% annual growth rate over the next five years. San Francisco-based Aria is a leading player in this industry.
Indian Healthcare Startup Practo On Path To Profitability
Practo is not looking at any exit options right now and has no timeline for an IPO. It appears that they do have a path to profitability, and the business models are relatively clear and robust.
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