09/2010 - Meet Terry grabcad.com/terry.stonehockerLesson learned #6: talk to customers
10/2010 - from static Library to community Lesson learned #7: learn how others innovate
10/2010 - moved to Bostonbooked this room for 3 months but got that one Lesson learned #8: everything is not like it appears Lesson learned #9: you are in or out, no middle choice
12/2011- raising money in US ‣ 200 investors, advisors, customers .. in 3 months ‣ 1 investor partner meeting and a noLesson learned #10: talking to people gives you lot of great feedback Lesson learned #11: raising money in US is difficult
05/2011 started A/B testingLesson learned #15: A/B test
06/2011 closed Seed Round 7 angelsLesson learned #1: don’t give up after first failure (remember the no from Partner Meeting?)
12/2011 - Remember Terry? grabcad.com/terry.stonehockernow works for top customers in mfg industry Lesson learned #6: talk to customers
1/2012 - Series A $4M from inside investorsLesson learned #16: read this blog - www.forentrepreneurs.com
and most important grabcad.com/about Lesson learned #17: the TEAM matters the most Lesson learned #18: find people you enjoy working withLesson learned #19: find people who want to learn and develop
story by Hardi Meybaum Stanford EngineeringEuropean Entrepreneurship & Innovation 1/23/2012 @hardi_meybaum @grabcad
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