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Small bizsummit 2011.3.08

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Jim Fowler presentation at Small Business Summit NYC - 2011

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Small bizsummit 2011.3.08

  1. 1. The Jigsaw Story<br />Jim Fowler, Founder<br />Small Business Summit – New York<br /> March 8, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Brief Jigsaw History<br />
  3. 3. Jigsaw Overview<br /><ul><li> Founded in late 2003, San Mateo
  4. 4. Raised $18M in venture funding
  5. 5. Bought by SFDC in May ‘10 for $142M
  6. 6. 142 Employees (May ‘10)</li></li></ul><li>Crowdsourcing<br />
  7. 7. Data-as-a-Service (DaaS)<br />
  8. 8. Why Success?<br /><ul><li>Vision
  9. 9. Focus
  10. 10. Urgency</li></li></ul><li>Brief Fowler History<br />
  11. 11. “Ski U” (1983-87)<br />
  12. 12. US Navy Diver (1987-91)<br />
  13. 13. Lookout Pass (1992-96)<br />
  14. 14. Sales Guy (1996-2003)<br />
  15. 15. Jigsaw (2003 - Present)<br />
  16. 16. Lessons Learned<br />
  17. 17. Cash Is King<br />
  18. 18. Team Is Everything<br /><ul><li>“A” Players
  19. 19. “B” Players
  20. 20. “C” Players</li></li></ul><li>“A” Player Love<br />
  21. 21. MBWA<br />
  22. 22. Friday Afternoon Poker<br />
  23. 23. Focus Is Hard<br />Lack of focus is the #1 reason why start-ups fail.<br />
  24. 24. Early Fowler Nickname <br />
  25. 25. Groupon<br />
  26. 26. Have A Company Personality<br />
  27. 27. Declaration of Data Independence<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NmW51nF6kE<br />
  28. 28. Superheros<br />
  29. 29. The Bullet And The Buddha<br />
  30. 30. Thank You!<br /><ul><li>www.jimfowler.com
  31. 31. @fowlinator</li>

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