Samurai Venture Summit - Ray Grieselhuber, CEO of Ginzametrics
My Japanese Startup• Started as an agency• Decided to build an enterprise product by myself• Almost ran out of money• Got into YC
Robert Morris Trevor Blackwell Jessica Livingston Paul Graham Paul Bucheit Harj Taggar Partner Partner Partner Partner Partner Venture Partner Professor, MIT CEO, Anybots Author, Founders at Work Author, On Lisp Creator, GMail, AdSense Founder, Viaweb Founder, Viaweb Founder, FriendFeedSince 2005,Y Combinator has funded over 200 startups. The network of YC alumni is over 500 people.
How YC Works• Application + Interview• Accepted = Move to SV• Investment• Weekly Dinners• Mentorship• Network• Demo Day• Investors
The Best Parts of YC• Branding• Network• Ofﬁce Hours• Investor Connections
Christine Tsai Dave McClure Enrique Allen 500startups is a $30 Million Venture fund created by Dave McClure toinvest in startups with disruptive business models built on data, design and distribution.
Working at 500startups• Meet lots of new people• Make partnerships• Impress customers :-)• Creative working environment
Selling to People Around the World• Create an global image from the very beginning• Listen to people in other countries• Build what they want• Localize early• Create multi-lingual content marketing strategy
Hiring People Globally• Network• Luck• Willingness to experiment