Founder at One Million by One Million (1M/1M)

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: What Is Coupa’s Next Acquisition?
It has been over a year since the San Mateo-based spend management firm Coupa (Nasdaq: COUP​) went public. The stock has done well so far, and was recently trading at life high levels.
How Will Saffronart Grow Into International Markets?
Saffronart, despite being a VC-funded company, has not really grown at venture-scale. It has been a decade since Sequoia invested, but the revenue growth is nowhere near the velocity expected.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Does New Relic Plan To Consolidate The APM Market?
Billion Dollar Unicorn New Relic (NYSE: NEWR​) recently announced its third quarter results. The market is extremely pleased with the company’s performance.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: How Will Nutanix Control Dell?
Nutanix expects revenues to grow 35% over the year to $275-$280 million with a non-GAAP net loss of $0.19-$0.21 for the quarter. The market was looking for revenues of $268.4 million with a loss of $0.23 per share.
Billion Dollar Unicorns: Will Apttus Take The Plunge?
Apttus was reportedly working with Goldman Sachs on its IPO plans but with the latest financing round from Golub Capital, would Apttus still take the plunge?
Billion Dollar Unicorns: What Is Anaplan’s Product Strategy?
Anaplan began as a financial planning platform, and it has delivered a very successful cloud based offering. Since then, it has diversified into other functions including sales, supply chain, workforce, marketing and IT.


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ALTR Altera Corporation
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CY Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
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MKTO Marketo, Inc.
MSFT Microsoft Corporation
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NOW ServiceNow Inc.
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REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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202nd Roundtable For Entrepreneurs
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Work Experience

One Million by One Million (1M/1M)
January 2010 - Present (8 years 4 months)
One Million by One Million is a global virtual incubator headquartered in Silicon Valley that aims to help a million entrepreneurs to reach a million dollars in annual revenue and beyond.
Author, Entrepreneur, Strategy Consultant, Blogger & Columnist
One Million by One Million (1M/1M)
January 2001 - Present (17 years 5 months)
1M/1M is an educational, business development and 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, Sramana was a columnist for Forbes.
Founder, President & CEO
Uuma, Inc.
April 1999 - December 2000 (1 year 9 months)
Founder, President & CEO
January 1997 - March 1999 (2 years 3 months)
Founder, President & CEO
DAIS Infotech
January 1995 - December 1996 (2 years)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Masters, EECS
1993 / 1995
Smith College
1989 / 1993
Computer Science & Economics


Bootstrapping Using Services: Entrepreneur Journeys
Sramana Mitra
Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Over 99% of entrepreneurs who seek financing get rejected. The seed capital gap leaves many entrepreneurs struggling to get their businesses off the ground. Bootstrapping, a tried and true method to self-fund a business, is a must to bridge this gap in seed funding. And offering a service is one of the best ways to bootstrap.
Seed India - How To Navigate The Seed Capital Gap In India
Sramana Mitra
Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
India has seen tremendous surge in interest in entrepreneurship. India has seen an equally acute shortage of seed capital to get these entrepreneurs off the ground. From one of the most highly regarded writers on the Indian startup scene comes a new book in her acclaimed Entrepreneur Journeys series. In Seed India, Sramana Mitra analyzes the current state of the Indian eco-system, and proposes ways of navigating the rest of the decade, such that a robust pipeline of entrepreneurs can survive the current malaise, and thrive, while the eco-system develops and matures in parallel. Outstanding case studies and role model interviews introduce aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs to the heroes who have managed to overcome the odds.
Feminine Feminism
Sramana Mitra
Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
"Five years ago, a good friend of mine hanged herself. I had coffee with her the day before." Thus begins Sramana Mitra's new book, Feminine Feminism. The feminist movement has suffered major set-backs, one of the greatest being that talented women drop out of the work force in large numbers in their mid-thirties. In this volume of Sramana Mitra's acclaimed Entrepreneur Journeys series, she presents stories of successful women entrepreneurs. She offers her analysis of how entrepreneurship may be the answer for women looking for a flexible way of balancing an ambitious career while still raising children. Complex, emotional, intimate, candid perspectives offer a window into the struggles and triumphs of women who have chosen to actualize their talents through entrepreneurship.
The Other 99% (Entrepreneurs)
Sramana Mitra
Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
In this collection of essays, Sramana Mitra, renowned entrepreneur and founder of the One Million by One Million (1M/1M) global virtual incubator, presents her analysis of why over 99% of the entrepreneurs who go out to seek financing get rejected. What causes 'Infant Entrepreneur Mortality', and how to reduce it? What can be done to help millions of entrepreneurs be successful? What roles do incubators play? What roles do corporations play? How to plug the capital gaps in the eco-system? Why is Venture Capital not enough? And what could unlock the fortune in the middle of the pyramid?