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  • 1. April 26, 2012 Shai Goldman Twitter @shaig sgoldman@svb.com
  • 2. • 30 years old• Clients: Tech Companies, Venture Capital (VC) Firms, Premium Wineries• 12,000 clients• Over 50% of all VC backed start ups• Global: US, China, India, UK, Israel
  • 3. I’m not a VC or CEO/Founder…• Working with VCs and Startups for 10 years• 9+ years in the Bay Area• 1+ year in New York City• Work with over 100 startups in NYC• Helped hundreds of startups raise VC money
  • 4. Benefits of a Startup• Build a product that people use• Smaller companies• Smaller teams• More collaboration• You can build a company• Work with creative people• Work closely with the executive team• Less “rules”• You can change the world• Equity / Upside if startup gets acquired / IPOs
  • 5. Challenges with a Startup• Less compensation• Benefits are not as good (insurance, 401K plan, education, etc.)• Less stability• Longer hours typically• You don’t perform, you get fired QUICKLY
  • 6. Motivation of starting a company• Change the world• Be your own boss (until you raise VC money)• Make a lot of money• Build your own product
  • 7. VC Backed Founders - Under 22 Yrs Old• Facebook• Tumblr• Greplin• Kiip• Codecademy• Box• One• Coursekit• MyYearBook• MinoMonsters• Gumroad• InDinero• iContact
  • 8. VC Backed Founders with Business Background• Thumb• Bonobos• Warby Parker• Rent The Runway• Birchbox• Trunk Club• Betterworks• Voxer• Instagram• Chloe & Isabel• Foursquare• Meebo
  • 9. Startup Jobs Resources• NETWORKING• HackNY• NYC Turing Fellows• Uncubed• GitHub• StackOverflow• LinkedIn• Hackstars• We Are NY Tech• VentureLoop• StartupHire• AngelList• Work At A Startup ( Y Combinator program)
  • 10. Resources of NYC startup events• Startup Digest• General Assembly• Charlie O’Donnell -• Gary’s Guide• Meetup• NY Tech Meetup• FounderDating
  • 11. Education• General Assembly• SkillShare• Codecademy (free)• Lean Startup Machine• Boston Startup School (free)• Startup Weekend• 3DS (3 Day Startup)• Blogs (Brad Feld, Fred Wilson, Mark Suster, Ben Horowitz)
  • 12. Hacking• iOS / Android• Ruby / Rails• Python• Django• JSON• Node.js• NoSQL / MySQL• AWS• Hadoop• Heroku• HTML5• Javascript• APIs
  • 13. Co-Working• General Assembly• WeWork Labs• NewWorkCity• Projective Space• Hive 55• NYU-Poly Incubators
  • 14. Accelerators• Techstars• DreamIt• ER Accelerator• BluePrint Health• Startup Health• Fintech Innovation Lab• Women in Wireless• Astia• Brooklyn Beta• Founder Institute• Teens in Tech (Bay Area)• Y Combinator (Bay Area)
  • 15. TrendsSoftware – Ecommerce – FinTech – AdTech – SaaS – Enterprise – Big Data – Healthcare IT – Marketplaces – P2P – Gaming – Digital Media (photos/video/music/content) – Energy Efficiency / Monitoring
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