How a Woman VC Investor Thinks Case Study | Sramana Mitra

Lessons From The Trenches On How A Woman Venture Capitalist Investor Thinks About Startups
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How a woman VC investor thinks about startups.
Case study of a extremely successful woman venture capitalist investor.
If entrepreneurship is different for women entrepreneurs.
If there is bias against women entrepreneurs.


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The 1Mby1M Methodology is based on case studies. In each course, Sramana Mitra shares the tribal knowledge of tech entrepreneurs by giving students the rare seat at the table with the entrepreneurs, investors and thought leaders who provide the most instructive perspectives on how to build a thriving business. Through these conversations, students gain access to case studies exploring the alleys of entrepreneurship. Sramana’s synthesis of key learnings and incisive analysis add great depth to each discussion.

Is entrepreneurship different for women entrepreneurs?

Is there bias against women entrepreneurs?

Is the increasing presence of women investors changing the venture capital industry?

At 1Mby1M, we’ve been nurturing women entrepreneurs for 15+ years.

Throughout that journey, we have done extensive research on how women entrepreneurs are successfully building companies and finding different degrees and nuances of success.

While we have made a lot of progress, the tech industry remains male dominated.

My mantra has always been: Do not strive to be a great female entrepreneur. Strive to be a great entrepreneur. Period.

Let’s start by learning how to achieve that.

I believe that real power comes from that core sense of self – your deep self-esteem, your faith in your own work ethic, your talent, your vision, your ability to influence people through the inherent positivity of your persona.

As you go through this course you’ll see that running a company, raising children, nurturing a successful relationship, typically constitute a chaotic cocktail.

You will also learn that most of the women successfully bootstrapped their businesses to profitability before they raised funding.

What is Bootstrapping?

Bootstrapping focuses on building a company by relying on limited resources. We’ve conducted interviews with hundreds of entrepreneurs, both male and female, who have successfully bootstrapped their businesses before seeking funding in order to provide you with a comprehensive guide to bootstrapping methodology.

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Who this course is for:

  • Tech entrepreneurs interested in learning how women VC investors think about startups.
  • Entrepreneurs interested in learning how women VC investors think about startups.
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs interested in learning how women VC investors think about startups.


Founder and CEO of One Million by One Million / 1Mby1M
Sramana Mitra
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Sramana Mitra is Founder and CEO of One Million by One Million (1Mby1M), a global virtual accelerator 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. 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. In 2015, Sramana was named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Influencers, alongside Bill Gates and Richard Branson.

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