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Truth About Raising Venture Capital

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Truth About Raising Venture Capital

  1. 1. TRUTH ABOUT RAISING VENTURE CAPITAL Don.Sheu@ ThreeMice.net @ulysseas
  2. 2. French born, naturalized as US citizen Founded American Research and Development Invested in DEC AT THE BEGINNING
  3. 3. Hewlett Packard founded in garage Symbolic founders of Silicon Valley Name decided by a coin toss SILICON VALLEY
  4. 4. SILICON VALLEY Fairchild Traitorous Eight
  5. 5. Eugene Kleiner formerly of Fairchild & Tom Perkins student of Georges Doriot found Kleiner Perkins VENTURE CAPITAL BACKGROUND
  6. 6. LINEAGE TO TRAITOROUS EIGHT Same year 1972, Don Valentine founds Sequoia Capital
  7. 7. THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW
  8. 8. WHAT CHANGED
  9. 9. OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
  10. 10. BUILD IT THEY WILL COME
  11. 11. MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT
  12. 12. ACT THE BEAUTY QUEEN
  13. 13. GAIN TRACTION FAST
  14. 14. COMMIT COMPLETELY

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