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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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HubSpot Counts On Its API Strategy
For the recently announced first-quarter results, HubSpot’s revenues grew 33% over the year to $151.8 million, ahead of the Street’s forecast of $148 million and higher than the management’s outlook of $146.5-$147.5 million.
Will OpenText Launch An App Marketplace?
The market is pleased with OpenText’s performance so far. Its stock is trading at 52-week high levels of $40.98 with a market capitalization of $11 billion.
Should SAP Acquire Zendesk Or Freshworks?
With the acquisition of either Zendesk or Freshworks, SAP could move up in the CRM customer engagement space and could increase its value.
Square Thriving Through Acquisitions And PaaS
Besides building a robust product portfolio, Square has also helped build a thriving developer community. It allows developers to use APIs and SDKs free of charge.
Rapid7 Counts On Acquisitions For Growth
Rapid7 has been focused on three key goals – drive growth, simplify customer adoption, and improve leverage in its financial model. During the quarter, it continued to deliver on these goals through product innovation and acquisitions.
Will SAP Acquire BlackLine?
BlackLine’s growth has made it a very attractive acquisition target for a player like SAP. Earlier this year, SAP announced that it was targeting to triple its value by 2023. The lofty plans would require growth through acquisitions.
GoodData Has A High Potential PaaS Strategy
GoodData earns revenues by charging a volume-based fee for data processed through its platform.
Qualys Scouting For Acquisitions
Over the past few years, Qualys has built its product portfolio through several acquisitions of smaller, relevant players. Earlier this year, it had announced the acquisition of 1Mby1M company Adya.
How Upwork Can Leverage The Virtual Company Trend
A time will come in the not too distant a future when tens of thousands of fast growth technology startups that operate as virtual companies will dominate the planet. Upwork should try to become the platform of choice for this segment.
For Apple, Growth Exists Beyond IPhones
With the smartphone market slowing down, Apple has been focusing on growth through other business segments. Services is now its second-biggest segment and is also an important contributor to its margins.
Proofpoint Expanding Footprint Via Acquisitions
Proofpoint has been growing through acquisitions of comparatively smaller players to expand market reach. Since being founded in 2002, Proofpoint has acquired 16 companies so far.
Tableau Needs A PaaS Strategy
Tableau is a leading player in the global data visualization market, but the company is leaving a lot of money on the table by not pursuing a developer ecosystem strategy more aggressively.
BigBasket’s Acquisitions
Online grocery in India is expected to grow between 65-70% annually to $1.4 billion by 2020. A leading player in this industry is BigBasket, which recently joined the Billion Dollar Unicorn Club.
Should Alarm.com Follow A PaaS Strategy?
Alarm.com stock is trading at $70.23 with a market capitalization of $3.4 billion. It had climbed to a 52-week high of $71.46 earlier this month.
Google Should Emphasize PaaS And AI Strategy To Mitigate Advertising Slowdown
Alphabet realizes that its growth in the advertising market is slowing down. To counter this growth, it is stepping up effort in the cloud and platform space.
Microsoft Became A Trillion Dollar Company Thanks To Azure
Microsoft announced quarterly results that surpassed market expectations and sent the stock soaring. Not only did its stock scale record high levels, but its value also sent Microsoft into the trillion-dollar valuation territory.
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