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About the Author
In 2010, Sramana Mitra founded One Million by One Million (1M/1M), the first global virtual incubator/accelerator, to help a million entrepreneurs to reach $1 million in annual revenue, build $1 trillion in global GDP, and create 10 million jobs. 1M/1M is run out of Silicon Valley and caters to entrepreneurs worldwide.
Sramana has been an entrepreneur and a strategy consultant in Silicon Valley since 1994. Her experience span from hard-core technology disciplines like semiconductors and cloud computing to consumer marketing industries such as fashion and education.
As an entrepreneur CEO, Sramana founded three companies: Dais (offshore software services), Intarka (sales lead generation and qualification software; VC: NEA), and Uuma (online personalized store for selling clothes using Expert Systems software; VC: Redwood). Two of these companies were acquired, while the third one received an acquisition offer from Ralph Lauren, which it did not accept.
As a strategy consultant, Sramana has consulted with over 80 companies, including SAP, Cadence Design Systems, WebEx, KLA-Tencor, Best Buy, MercadoLibre, and Tessera. Her work has also included numerous startups and VCs, and she played interim VP marketing roles for seven such ventures. Sramana has a proven track record in turnarounds, both small private companies and divisions of larger companies.
Sramana has authored Entrepreneur Journeys, a series of 12 books focused on demystifying entrepreneurship. In addition, Sramana has authored Vision India 2020. From 2008 to 2010, Sramana was also a columnist for Forbes. She currently syndicates her columns to Wired, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Xconomy, Small Business Trends, and a host of other publications. In 2015, LinkedIn named Sramana one of their Top 10 Influencers.
Sramana has a master's degree in electrical engineering and computer science (EECP) from MIT and a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from Smith College.