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Lessons Learned in Silicon Valley

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    • 1. Lessons Learned in Silicon Valley Ong Teng Siong (siong1987)
    • 2. Who Am I?
    • 3. Who Am I? •cofounder of GraffitiGeo
    • 4. Who Am I? •cofounder of GraffitiGeo -funded by YCombinator (S09)
    • 5. Who Am I? •cofounder of GraffitiGeo -funded by YCombinator (S09) -location based service
    • 6. Who Am I? •cofounder of GraffitiGeo -funded by YCombinator (S09) -location based service -acquired by Loopt (S05)
    • 7. Bill Gates
    • 8. Bill Gates •programmed when young
    • 9. Bill Gates •programmed when young •took a leave from school
    • 10. Bill Gates •programmed when young •took a leave from school •started a company
    • 11. But, all these are bullshit!!!
    • 12. But, all these are bullshit!!! •not richest man(not even malaysia)
    • 13. But, all these are bullshit!!! •not richest man(not even malaysia) •some good money
    • 14. But, all these are bullshit!!! •not richest man(not even malaysia) •some good money •most importantly, learned a lot
    • 15. 1st Lesson
    • 16. 1st Lesson •starting a company in US is hard as a foreigner
    • 17. 1st Lesson •starting a company in US is hard as a foreigner •immigration issues are stupid
    • 18. 2nd Lesson
    • 19. 2nd Lesson •it’s the people, stupid
    • 20. 2nd Lesson •it’s the people, stupid -not the idea but the people (paypal)
    • 21. 2nd Lesson •it’s the people, stupid -not the idea but the people (paypal) -4 cofounders at first, only 3 stays
    • 22. Founders of successful startups talked less about choosing cofounders and more about how hard they worked to maintain their relationship. - Paul Graham
    • 23. 3rd Lesson
    • 24. 3rd Lesson •design matters
    • 25. 3rd Lesson •design matters -people like pretty things
    • 26. 3rd Lesson •design matters -people like pretty things -especially iPhone apps
    • 27. 3rd Lesson •design matters -people like pretty things -especially iPhone apps -use game mechanisms
    • 28. Reads Non-Designer’s Design Book Game-based Marketing The Art of Game Design
    • 29. 4th Lesson
    • 30. 4th Lesson •negotiate the hell out of it
    • 31. 4th Lesson •negotiate the hell out of it -negotiate your price
    • 32. 4th Lesson •negotiate the hell out of it -negotiate your price -get more options
    • 33. Reads Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive The Art of Profitability
    • 34. 5th Lesson
    • 35. 5th Lesson •understand your business
    • 36. 5th Lesson •understand your business -measure everything(usage, system)
    • 37. 5th Lesson •understand your business -measure everything(usage, system) -understand your users
    • 38. Reads Complete Web Monitoring
    • 39. THANK YOU - siong1987.com - facebook.com/siong - twitter.com/siong1987 - siong1987@gmail.com