192nd 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Serious Entrepreneurs Have Resilience
Today’s roundtable had several entrepreneurs who seem like serious folks with the resilience to see their visions through to fruition.
First up, Janaki Pendyala from Hyderabad, India, pitched HappyWeddings, a portal for wedding organizers to connect with vendors like caterers and such. Janaki is experiencing the slow growth and adoption rate of the Indian e-commerce market, and wants to explore markets abroad.
Next, Vikram Kumar from Kolkata, India, pitched inDefend, a solution for monitoring and preventing data loss and overall risk due to attrition, cyber fraud, etc., in organizations. The company has about 70 customers and is approaching $100k in revenue this year.
Then Sunny Sharma from Gurgaon, India, pitched Foetron, Inc., a solution for small, local businesses to mobilize their web sites. The company has good case studies, some revenues, and now needs to implement a proper go-to-market strategy.
Last, Kamal Nandan from New Delhi, India, pitched IamAliv, which he wants to position to address the issue of keeping track of investment, and other types of information such that when people die, their next of kin can manage the impact efficiently. Kamal’s problem identification is excellent. This is a real issue. I did not agree with his approach to finding the solution.
You can listen to the recording of today’s roundtable here.
Sramana Mitra is the founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) initiative, a virtual incubation program that aims to help one million entrepreneurs globally to reach $1 million in revenue and beyond. She is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and strategy consultant, she writes the blog Sramana Mitra On Strategy, and is author of the Entrepreneur Journeys book series and Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Mitra was a columnist for Forbes. As an entrepreneur CEO, she ran three companies: DAIS, Intarka, and Uuma. Sramana has a master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.