10 Insights to Build the Next Silicon Valley, with Victor Hwang, Venture Capitalist
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Victor W. Hwang is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley. He is co-founder and Managing Director of T2 Venture Capital, a firm that grows startups, invests capital, and assists the development of innovation economies worldwide. T2VC's clients have included dozens of investors, governments, and corporations, including the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Cisco, among many others. Victor has spent his career at the intersection of private venture and public policy. He has founded or been involved in the original team of numerous startup companies. He is the former President of Larta Institute, which mentors hundreds of startups companies for federal agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. He practiced law as a corporate attorney on transactions ranging from angel and venture investments to multi-billion dollar corporate mergers and public offerings.

Victor wrote the book The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley with contributions from Greg Horowitt. You can also read Victor's blog at Forbes . Victor received a law degree from the University of Chicago. He received a bachelors degree with honors from Harvard University. He has lived across America -- including in Boston, Chicago, Iowa, Indiana, Los Angeles, Louisiana, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Austin. He has traveled to all 50 states and to 49 countries.

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  • 1. @33voices intelligent insights to advance your business and life
  • 2. The following represents 10 highlights from the interview by @MoeAbdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  • 3. Victor W. HwangVenture capitalist and entrepreneur living in Silicon Vvalley. Co-founder and Managing Director of T2 Venture Capital, a firm that grows startups, invests capital, and assists the development of innovation economies worldwide. @RainforestBook
  • 4. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.1 Silicon Valley is not a place, it’s a mindset; it starts with paying it forward.
  • 5. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.2 Success in Silicon Valley is highly personalized. it’s much more about the joy of creation.
  • 6. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.3 Leave the building and enter the Rainforest. Because in the Rainforest, you expect the unexpected, and when you can, you become the unexpected.
  • 7. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.4 At the heart of the Rainforest is culture the underlying ethos is a diverse group of strangers working together in an efficient manner.
  • 8. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.4 At the heart of the Rainforest is culture the underlying ethos is a diverse group of strangers working together in an efficient manner. 33voices Victor Hwang - At The Heart Of The Rainforest Is Culture
  • 9. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.5 Silicon Valley’s smartest companies build backwards; they start by locking up the brightest talent, then focus on building a great product.
  • 10. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.6 The trust value of a brand is the collective intelligence of the people behind it; FIRST ‘WHO,’ THEN ‘WHAT.’
  • 11. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.7 It’s the context, and not the content that shapes your most important conversation. BE WILLING TO SHARE YOUR IDEAS OPENLY.
  • 12. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.8 Like nature organizes itself, the more freedom you have in a self-governed organization, THE MORE ORDER YOU’LL GET.
  • 13. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.9 In Silicon Valley, failure is learning. do it fast, do it often and do it cheaply.
  • 14. Stream interview Watch videoWatch video No.10 If you want people to change their behavior, have them try stuff. we learn best by doing.
  • 15. Really reflect... How much are you aware of how you interact with yourself, others and the world? Really reflect...
  • 16. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com