While one entrepreneur might differ from the next, there is one thing they all have in common: the need for capital. With no shortage of Venture Capitalists and Angels, how do you know whether or not you are working with a winner? Over at SeekOmega.com, Mark Fidelman has done the homework for you with this […]
I tell entrepreneurs that Google was an “exception” to all the investment and startup rules, but I’ve always wondered what it takes to be an exception. Since every business is built by unique individuals, I’m totally convinced that exceptional people are the key to an exceptional company. To check out the Google founders, and because […]
By most definitions of the term, an entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business, incorporating innovative changes to existing products, services, business models and creating new markets. Yet very few achieve that great aspiration of really driving economic, social and environmental changes on a global scale. What does it take to get to that […]
As part of the “View From The Top” program, Stanford Graduate School of Business hosted venture capitalist John Doerr, who is a general partner at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, one of the leading Silicon Valley VC firms.
Doerr began his career at Intel Corporation in 1974, where he eventually became one of Intel’s most successful salespeople. In regards to his time spent there, Doerr said, “It was formative…the most influential thing in my career, other than my father.”
Most startups dream of attracting a celebrity endorsement, and assume that it will take their startup to the stars. Startups such as Chirpify have managed to flourish and raise millions with endorsements from folks like Lil Wayne and Snoop Lion. Others go the way of 12Society, an LA subscription commerce startup with 6 celebrity sponsors, […]