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10 Founders Share How They Built Their Unicorn Startups

Source | LinkedIn : By Sramana Mitra

Entrepreneurs looking for some great advice and inspiration from some super successful Founders who have each built a Unicorn company from the ground up, should have a listen to these 30-minute podcast interviews.

Daniel Cane, CEO and Co-founder of Modernizing Medicine, has followed a unique and tremendously effective strategy of raising equity crowdfunding from his customers, about 100 of them, and reflects on how well it has worked for him. Modernizing Medicine is Daniel’s second Unicorn and has recently crossed $100 million in revenue.

Gaurav Dhillon is Founder, Chairman and CEO of SnapLogic, and also Founder of Informatica. Gaurav discusses his process of sniffing out high potential market opportunities in large horizontal enterprise software categories. Both Informatica and SnapLogic are Unicorns, and it is rare to have an entrepreneur who can do two of these in a row.

Greg Gianforte, Founder and CEO of RightNow Technologies, took the company public, and later sold it to Oracle for $1.5 billion. He made an unorthodox choice of building the company mainly in Montana. Today, RightNow (now Oracle) is one of Montana’s largest employers.

Vineet Jain, Founder and CEO of Egnyte, a Unicorn company in the same space as the much-hyped Box – cloud storage and file sharing. In this discussion, we do a deep-dive on the space and how it is likely to evolve over time, including expanding into data management.

Fred Luddy is Founder of ServiceNow, one of the most successful companies in the history of enterprise software. Founded in 2003, ServiceNow is valued at over $12 billion in the public market. This is a truly wonderful discussion, marked with Fred’s warmth, humility and wit: “We hire people with a lot of experience. We ask them to bring their knowledge, and leave their baggage!”

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