PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL
MY
ENTREPRENEURIAL
JOURNEY
1
Carnegie Mellon University
October 8, 2014
http://www.flickr.com...
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http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/network
1,850 connections
2
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Trends Supporting Launch of
Birchmere Labs
03 05 07 09 11
VC Blogs
emerge

RoR
launches

LA...
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Birchmere Labs model
10
~ $50k
~ $100k
~ $200k
concepts
scale


spin
out
~ 15 “Classic” Seed ...
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Just Like Our Companies ...
11
Build
MeasureLearn
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Early Stage continues to
be disrupted
Angel List Syndicates
Series A Crunch / Bifurcation
...
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FOUR LETTER WORDS
@ 37 SIGNALS
Source: http://37signals.com/svn/posts/439-four-letter-words
T...
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THANK YOU
!
@SEANAMMIRATI
!
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A talk I gave at the Tepper School of Business at CMU on my entrepreneurial journey. I used the LinkedIn maps to talk about some of my early networking and then focused in on the underlying assumptions driving the creation of Birchmere Labs and how that came to be. Alsok

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  1. 1. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL MY ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY 1 Carnegie Mellon University October 8, 2014 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecstaticist/3289337255/sizes/l/
  2. 2. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com/network 1,850 connections 2
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  9. 9. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL 9 Trends Supporting Launch of Birchmere Labs 03 05 07 09 11 VC Blogs emerge
 RoR launches
 LAMP stack 
 Amazon S3 / EC2 Apple democratizes mobile deck (iOS) YCombinator launch Betaworks launches Science launches in LA The Lean Startup published AngelList launches
  10. 10. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL Birchmere Labs model 10 ~ $50k ~ $100k ~ $200k concepts scale 
 spin out ~ 15 “Classic” Seed Investments ! $200k initial investment STUDIO SEED + IDEAS ~ $1k
  11. 11. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL Just Like Our Companies ... 11 Build MeasureLearn
  12. 12. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL 12 Early Stage continues to be disrupted Angel List Syndicates Series A Crunch / Bifurcation JOBS Act & Crowd Funding New Studio & Seed Funds Evolving Institutional Seed Metrics
  13. 13. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL FOUR LETTER WORDS @ 37 SIGNALS Source: http://37signals.com/svn/posts/439-four-letter-words They are especially dangerous when you string them together. How many times have you said or heard something like this: ! “We really need it. If we don’t we can’t make the customer happy. Wouldn’t it be easy if we just did it like that? Can you try it real fast?” 13 Need Must Can’t Easy Just Only Fast
  14. 14. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL THANK YOU ! @SEANAMMIRATI ! 14

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