A Venture Capitalist’s View on the Start-up Ecosystem and the Cloud (SPOT202) | AWS re:Invent 2013

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This panel of top venture capitalists discusses how cloud computing has democratized the entrepreneurial ecosystem, transformed business models, and fundamentally changed the venture capital funding model. Join panelists Asheem Chandna (Greylock Partners), Mike Goguen (Sequoia Capital), Tim Guleri (Sierra Ventures), Matt McIlwain (Madrona Venture Group), and Michael Skok (North Bridge Venture Partners), who share insights into their investment evaluation process, what they consider to be the key ingredients of a fundable and high potential start-up, where opportunities lie for further innovation in the cloud, and what they see as exciting new emerging cloud applications over the next year.

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A Venture Capitalist’s View on the Start-up Ecosystem and the Cloud (SPOT202) | AWS re:Invent 2013

  1. 1. A Venture Capitalist’s View on the Startup Ecosystem and the Cloud Asheem Chandna - Greylock Partners Mike Goguen - Sequoia Capital Tim Guleri - Sierra Ventures Matt McIlwain - Madrona Venture Group Michael Skok - Northbridge Venture Partners Moderator: Brad Steele - Amazon Web Services November 13, 2013 © 2013 Amazon.com, Inc. and its affiliates. All rights reserved. May not be copied, modified, or distributed in whole or in part without the express consent of Amazon.com, Inc.
  2. 2. Asheem Chandna Greylock Partners Matt McIlwain Madrona Venture Group Michael Skok North Bridge Venture Partners Mike Goguen Sequoia Capital Tim Guleri Sierra Ventures Brad Steele Amazon Web Services
  3. 3. Ask the VCs a question… Email your questions to vcpanel@amazon.com We’ll select some questions from the audience to be answered on the panel at the end of the session
  4. 4. AWS re:Invent Pub Crawl Join the AWS Startup Team this evening at the AWS Pub Crawl When: Wednesday November 13, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Where: Canaletto at The Venetian, 2nd Floor Who Will Be There: Startups, The AWS Startup Team, Startup Launch Companies and AWS re:Invent Hackathon winners
  5. 5. Startup Spotlight Sessions with Dr. Werner Vogels Thurs. Nov 14, Marcello Room 4406 SPOT 203 - Fireside Chats – Startup Founders, 1:30-2:30pm – Eliot Horowitz, CTO of MongoDB – Jeff Lawson, CEO of Twilio – Valentino Volonghi, Chief Architect of AdRoll SPOT 204 - Fireside Chats – Startup Influencers, 3:00-4:00pm – Albert Wegner, Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures – David Cohen, Founder and CEO of TechStars SPOT 101 - Startup Launches, 4:15-5:15pm – 5 companies powered by AWS launching at AWS re:Invent 2013
  6. 6. Please give us your feedback on this presentation SPOT202 As a thank you, we will select prize winners daily for completed surveys!

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