Sequoia Capital: Greg McAdoo at Y Combinator's Startup School At Stanford

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Greg McAdoo discusses "How to start an inferno with a match" at the Y Combinator Startup School at Stanford.

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Sequoia Capital: Greg McAdoo at Y Combinator's Startup School At Stanford

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  2. 2. Start an Inferno with a Match<br />Stanford Startup School <br />
  3. 3. They Didn’t Need a Lot of Money to Start (<$2M)<br />
  4. 4. …But Got Fairly Big<br />~$ 500,000M<br />$264 M<br />
  5. 5. Not Only Great P&Ls, Great Companies<br />Steve Wozniak & Steve Jobs<br />Apple<br />Trip Hawkins<br />Electronic Arts<br />Sandy Lerner & Len Bosack<br />Cisco<br />Jerry Yang & David Filo<br />Yahoo<br />Larry Page & Sergey Brin<br />Google<br />Jen-Hsun Huang<br />nVidia<br />Max Levchin& Peter Thiel<br />PayPal<br />Steve Chen, Chad Hurley & Jawed Karim<br />YouTube<br />Alfred Lin & Tony Hsieh<br />Zappos<br />Trevor Healy & Daniel Mattes<br />Jajah<br />Omar Hamoui<br />AdMob<br />Steve Streit<br />Green Dot<br />
  6. 6. Its Not About Being Small<br />
  7. 7. They Thought Differently . . . They Had To<br />
  8. 8. They Didn’t Throw Money at Problems <br />
  9. 9. They Were More Clever<br />
  10. 10. They Built Simple Easy-to-Use Products<br />
  11. 11. They Were More Focused <br />
  12. 12. They Rang the Cash Register Early<br />
  13. 13. They Stayed Close to the Customer<br />
  14. 14. They Moved with Greater Agility<br />
  15. 15. Its Not Just About Being Small<br />
  16. 16. Its About Doing More With Less<br />
  17. 17. Achates Power<br />Dave Johnson<br />Diesel engine systems <br />
  18. 18. Steve & Steve<br />Sandy & Len<br />Larry & Sergey<br />Ship Something Early<br />
  19. 19. Put a Price on it<br />
  20. 20. AirBnB<br />Brian Chesky<br />Joe Grebbia<br />Nathan<br />Blecharczyk<br />Peer-to-peer travel network <br />
  21. 21. We Love Ramen Profitable<br />Cheap PCs<br />Free Software <br />Low Cost Infrastructures<br />User Generated Content<br />Viral Distribution<br />
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  23. 23. mcadoo@sequoiacap.com<br />

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