Welcome to Silicon
Valley: Presentation to
Rice MBA Students
Riaz Karamali
March 3, 2014
Agenda
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My Path to Silicon Valley
Firm Overview: Fast Facts
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Firm Overview: Global Reach
Representative Firm Clients
Representative Venture Capital Firm Clients
Texas / California Comparison
SF Bay Area Startup Scene –
More Than Just Santa Clara Valley
The “Sand Hill Road VCs”
A Pillsbury
1. Accel Partners
2. Benchmark Capital Partners
3. Draper Fisher Jurvetson
4. Greyloc...
Key Ingredients Of Our Entrepreneurial
Ecosystem
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My Perspectives and Advice On Silicon Valley
Culture
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Positives of Venture Financing
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Negatives of Venture Financing
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When Should I Incorporate?
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Pre-Incorporation Dos and Don’ts
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Startup Capitalization 101 – Typical Example
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Seed Financing 101 – The Players
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Seed Financing 101 - Structure
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Questions?
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  • POP PATENTS ISSUED SINCE ‘98 % STARTUP JOBSTEXAS 25.7M (#2) 86,383 4.87%CA 37.7M (#1) 281,834 36.3%Note: Texas ranks 2nd in Gross State Product in the U.S. and would rank 15th in the world. California is 1st and 8th in the respective categories.
  • Welcome to Silicon Valley - Presentation to Rice MBA students 030214

    1. 1. Welcome to Silicon Valley: Presentation to Rice MBA Students Riaz Karamali March 3, 2014
    2. 2. Agenda   
    3. 3. My Path to Silicon Valley
    4. 4. Firm Overview: Fast Facts       
    5. 5. Firm Overview: Global Reach
    6. 6. Representative Firm Clients
    7. 7. Representative Venture Capital Firm Clients
    8. 8. Texas / California Comparison
    9. 9. SF Bay Area Startup Scene – More Than Just Santa Clara Valley
    10. 10. The “Sand Hill Road VCs” A Pillsbury 1. Accel Partners 2. Benchmark Capital Partners 3. Draper Fisher Jurvetson 4. Greylock Partners 5. Khosla Ventures 6. Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers 7. LightSpeed Ventures 8. Mayfield Fund 9. Meritech Capital Partners 10.Mobius Venture Capital 11.New Enterprise Associates 12.Palo Alto Venture Partners 13.Sand Hill Capital 14.Sequoia Capital 15.Versant Ventures 16.August Capital 1010 5 1 9 12 7 4 16 6 8 11 314 2 13 15
    11. 11. Key Ingredients Of Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem    
    12. 12. My Perspectives and Advice On Silicon Valley Culture      
    13. 13. Positives of Venture Financing    
    14. 14. Negatives of Venture Financing    
    15. 15. When Should I Incorporate?            
    16. 16. Pre-Incorporation Dos and Don’ts     
    17. 17. Startup Capitalization 101 – Typical Example        
    18. 18. Seed Financing 101 – The Players        
    19. 19. Seed Financing 101 - Structure     
    20. 20. Questions?

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