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Meet Dave Meet SlideShare

Do you find press releases boring & lifeless?

We do, and so we created this slide deck to substitute for the stereotypical press release to announce SlideShare's funding by Venrock, one of the premier VC firms in Silicon Valley.

No marks for guessing who this is inspired by. Its off course, Meet Henry, the highly popular & hugely infectious presentation genre that was created by Ethos3 Communications. Thanks a ton, Ethos for this.

Just as a note- having Dave Mcclure in this preso was TOTALLY our idea... a big thanks to Dave for agreeing to this

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Meet Dave Meet SlideShare

  1. meet Dave
  2. A.K.A...
  3. Facebook fanboy & startup mentor
  4. Dave likes to hang out at...
  5. the University Cafe
  6. ...and give startups the religion of metrics .
  7. But he cannot meet everyone...
  8. he has conferences to organize...
  9. ...and two doting kids   he wants to spend time with
  10. He creates presentations to get his ideas across
  11. He used to email them around
  12. After a conference, he would take business cards & email them individually
  13. One day, he read on TechCrunch about...
  15. Michael Arrington called it the YouTube of PowerPoint
  16. Dave tried it and was hooked! He now uploads to SlideShare before giving a talk
  17. When someone asks for slides, he says " go to my SlideShare page "
  18. even better: people who missed the talk still find his presentation!
  19. His ideas are spreading , new people find his slides everyday on SlideShare. Dave is a happy man!
  20. He met Rashmi, the CEO of SlideShare who invited him to become an advisor
  21. Hal , Ross & Guy Joining other advisors... Hal Varian Ross Mayfield Guy Kawasaki
  22. Dave believed in the company and decided to invest
  23. Soon others joined him in investing in SlideShare... ... Jonathan , Ariel , Yee , Saul , Mark Jonathan Abrams Ariel Poler Yee Lee Saul Klein Mark Cuban
  24. ...including David & Dev from David Siminoff Dev Khare
  25. These guys write bigger checks than Dave.
  26. … David Siminoff has joined SlideShare’s board
  27. Now SlideShare has a new office in San Francisco with orange walls
  28. They‘re looking for Ruby hackers , Linux sys admins , and Community managers for one reason and one reason only...
  29. that people like Dave can upload even more presentations to SlideShare!
  30. Photography Credits Slide 1: Slide 3: Slide 5: Slide 8: Slide 9: Slide 10: Slide 15: Slide 17: Slide 20: Slide 22: Slide 24: http:// /photos/ This presentation is inspired by Meet Henry , a presentation genre that was born (and spread) through SlideShare. We would like to thank Scott Schwertly who created it, and all the SlideShare users who share their presentations on the site and inspire us everyday. -the SlideShare team