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  1. 1. April 26, 2012 Shai Goldman Twitter @shaig sgoldman@svb.com
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. VC Backed Founders - Under 22 Yrs Old• Facebook• Tumblr• Greplin• Kiip• Codecademy• Box• One• Coursekit• MyYearBook• MinoMonsters• Gumroad• InDinero• iContact
  8. 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. 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. 10. Resources of NYC startup events• Startup Digest• General Assembly• Charlie O’Donnell -• Gary’s Guide• Meetup• NY Tech Meetup• FounderDating
  11. 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. 12. Hacking• iOS / Android• Ruby / Rails• Python• Django• JSON• Node.js• NoSQL / MySQL• AWS• Hadoop• Heroku• HTML5• Javascript• APIs
  13. 13. Co-Working• General Assembly• WeWork Labs• NewWorkCity• Projective Space• Hive 55• NYU-Poly Incubators
  14. 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. 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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