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  • 1. from the middle of nowhere to Silicon ValleyTomaž Štolfavox.io @vox_io | @tomazstolfa
  • 2. who is this guy? 2
  • 3. economist [booooo!] creative director MoMoSlo vox.io 3
  • 4. 4
  • 5. make communication better 5
  • 6. how a conversation is started 6
  • 7. permanent - vox.io/tomazone time - vox.io/qc/abc123 7
  • 8. how we communicate 8
  • 9. text voice videoweb content 9
  • 10. 10
  • 11. a perfect memoryof conversations. 11
  • 12. 12
  • 13. web + mobile 13
  • 14. I’d like to tell you a story 14
  • 15. learning phase 15
  • 16. MarandLab 16
  • 17. 100+ proof of concepts 17
  • 18. 10+ products 18
  • 19. 4 years 19
  • 20. readingTNW ∞ TechCrunch ∞ Netokracija ∞ HackerNews 20
  • 21. community &local ecosystem 21
  • 22. friends & role models 22
  • 23. Zemanta Celtra Outfit7 Shout’emThirdFrameStudios 23
  • 24. started meeting the world 24
  • 25. crazy idea to first prototype 25
  • 26. 3 months 26
  • 27. it sucked. a lot. 27
  • 28. 28
  • 29. 3 more months 29
  • 30. it starts working. still sucks. 30
  • 31. challenging our luck 31
  • 32. Seedcamp 32
  • 33. http://skrci.me/ustour 33
  • 34. Seedcamp vox.io A VC 34 tomaz@vox.io § @tomazstolfa
  • 35. Seedcamp vox.io Dave & Anil 35 tomaz@vox.io § @tomazstolfa
  • 36. apply.seedcamp.com 36
  • 37. what now? 37
  • 38. we start gainingsome early traction 38
  • 39. we start getting invites to speak at conferences 39
  • 40. 6 more monthsof intensive product work 40
  • 41. LJU ✈ SFO 41
  • 42. the entire team of 9 moves to SF for three months 42
  • 43. you just packed and moved? 43
  • 44. yes. simple plan:buy tickets. pack. move. 44
  • 45. goal:become part of the ecosystem. 45
  • 46. and we did. 46
  • 47. San Francisco& Silicon Valley 47
  • 48. everyone is building something 48
  • 49. everyone has a great story to tell 49
  • 50. people aim to change the world 50
  • 51. a lot of smart, ambitious andexperienced people in one city. 51
  • 52. also a lot of BS 52
  • 53. learn and bring it back 53
  • 54. btw: the story goes on... 54
  • 55. vox.io sucks much less 55
  • 56. we got a bit ofpress in the process 56
  • 57. 57
  • 58. and a few users 58
  • 59. but we’re just starting 59
  • 60. lessons learned 60
  • 61. your team is the key 61
  • 62. everything sucksat the beginning 62
  • 63. read booksTNW ∞ TechCrunch ∞ Netokracija ∞ HackerNews 63
  • 64. be part of the community &local ecosystem 64
  • 65. friends & advisors 65
  • 66. ship or die 66
  • 67. vox.io/tomaz tomaz@vox.io MADE WITH