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Best of Bootstrapping: Bootstrapped Using Services to $15M in Venture Capital | Sramana Mitra

Updated 8 Months Ago

Best Of Bootstrapping: Bootstrapped Using Services To $15M In Venture Capital | Sramana Mitra
If you haven't already, please study our Bootstrapping Course and Investor Introductions page. We continue to see exciting enterprise software companies being built by entrepreneurs who have roots in the consulting business and who have taken their domain knowledge and customer insights to develop compelling products to solve specific problems. Gravitant is yet another case in point. Before Gravitant was acquired by IBM in 2015, I spoke with Gravitant CEO Mohammed Farooq about his journey. Sramana: Mohammed, let's start our discussion by reviewing your background. Where do you come from? What are the roots of your entrepreneurial journey? Mohammed Farooq: I am originally from India, close to Hyderabad. I went to engineering school in India and came to the United States in 1991 to attend graduate school. I was born in 1967 and went to school locally in India. I attended Gulbarga University in India where I studied mechanical
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