ABOUT ME Anthony Painter - Hello Member Brisbane Angels Background of residential Invested in 4 companies to construction management 10 date, 2x SF, 2x AU years Family construction company, Hallmark Homes Investor in Residence The Angels Forum, Mountain View, CA, SF
HOW I MET THE SUPERCONNECTOR OF SILICONVALLEY AND GOT A JOB! QUIRKY :-(...
HOW TO WIN FRIENDS & NETWORK WITH PEOPLE MUCH BETTER :-)
WHAT I HAVE FOR YOUSF Networking Tips How I met the Super connector of Silicon ValleyFood & Places What does TAF look forMy networking tip: AussieWallet Summary Tips (for the road)
SF NETWORKINGMeetup groups are a must, social, Subscribe to Term Sheet by Danfriendly, hiking & outdoors Primack, Fortune MagazineVC Task Force, pitch practice, Silicon Valley Startup Digest Chrisexpert panels & feedback McannAttend a party a night The Internet Deal Book, M&A plus link to source10am starts daily
FOOD & PLACES Negotiate term sheets over lunch, relaxed environments Mission - cheap, Mexican, social food, talk, eat, chill Valencia & 20th great restaurant selection, close to BART Standouts - el tonyanese tacos, Limon (Mission), pisco sour Italian - Cnr Broadway & Columbus opposite City Lights Bookstore, crack heads outside, lots of cops at night - safe at night, great food & entertainingHarrison & 14th Mad dog in the fog - football, great beer selection on tap (Lower Haight)
Heart stopper Pig in blanket Authentic Mexican Allow $30 per dayto eat well (3 meals)Castro Indian $7 Panda Express $6 Orens Hummus PA
NETWORKING TIP You have all received an airmail wallet Small gifts What Ive done: Aussie WalletWhy: feels good to give, stand out, be remembered What could you give?
WHO IS THE SUPER CONNECTOR? SCSV is Carol Sands, managing partner of TAF and Angel Investing lecturer at stanford Awesome, guests (Tom Le Fev) content, overall brilliant Heartfelt thank you, asked me to be IIR Presented to 27 partners of TAF (eg. CEO Wallmart, bank presidents), USVP boardroom, Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park
TAF, IIR, WHAT WE LOOK FOR Located in SF Clearly understand what you do Great team, unfair competitive advantage (IP) Big TAM (Total Addressable Market) Must have not a need to have Validated value proposition: users, customers, revenue
SUMMARYLittle things mean everything (Aussie wallet)Follow up business cards with a same day emailSay thank you, let people know you respect them. Thank youlanded me a job in The Angels ForumBlending in is out, standing out is in! Be true to who you areAsk for soft/warm introductions to persons of interest. Peoplehop until you get to where you want (hustle, hustle, hustle)Single most important takeaway: If a builder from Brisbanecan join TAF imagine what you can do during your time in SF Virgil - "They can because they think they can"!