MENLO PARK, Calif.
- Jan. 13, 2015
-- While the vast majority of entrepreneurs today are trying to figure out how to build billion dollar Unicorn (http://techcrunch.com/
club/)companies, Venture Capitalists have always been looking for Unicorns to fund.
And yet, the probability of founding or funding a Unicorn is, by definition, minuscule. Over 10,000 companies are born every year that go out to seek financing in the venture capital eco-system. Historically, we have only seen five or six Unicorns a year. The Internet’s reach has expanded dramatically, so this number may increase in the upcoming years. Companies are scaling faster these days, once they find the secret sauce that triggers adoption.
In Billion Dollar Unicorns
(Amazon Kindle; $9.99), Sramana Mitra (http://www.sramanamitra.com/
bio/) invites 17 entrepreneurs who have built ultra-scalable companies for in-depth discussions on how they navigated their ways through the startup process. Sramana’s goal: to identify the lessons learned that can be broadly applicable for millions of entrepreneurs.
Sramana Mitra is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, strategist, writer, and founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) (http://1mby1m.com/
) global virtual incubator. 1M/1M aims to nurture a million entrepreneurs to reach a million dollars each in annual revenue. In addition to her mentoring and consulting work through 1M/1M, Sramana writes about the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship on her blog, Sramana Mitra On Strategy (http://www.sramanamitra.com/
). Her articles can also be found at The Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sramana-mitra/
), Wired Innovation Insights (http://insights.wired.com/
, Harvard Business Review (http://blogs.hbr.org/
, and Forbes (http://www.forbes.com/
Perhaps, Billion Dollar Unicorns
will help more entrepreneurs learn to build billion dollar Unicorns. For sure, it will help many more entrepreneurs learn to build successful businesses.
Sramana is available to discuss Unicorn companies. Please let me know whether or not you are interested in scheduling an interview with Sramana Mitra.
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please let me know. I can send it to you now as a PDF. Our hope is that you might review or mention the book as part of a larger story.