27 June 2016

Google Ventures: Flying Cars, AI, Biotech, BTech2016 video

Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris Talks Flying Cars, A.I., and Biotech at BTech2016:

Google Ventures--Flying Cars, AI, Biotech--BTech2016 video: Google Ventures CEO Bill Maris shares his thoughts at the Bloomberg Technology Conference on the industries he sees as ripe for disruption. Published June 21, 2016

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20 June 2016

Getting Your Startup Idea Funded by Venture Capitalists (video)

How to Get Your Startup Idea Funded by Venture Capitalists:

An oldie but goodie from Google Developers, Google I/O 2011: Don Dodge, Joe Kraus, Paul Buchheit, Seth Priebatsch: Have an idea and want to start a company? Learn how to attract investors, and what they want to see before writing a check. Hear from entrepreneurs who have raised money and VCs who have funded them. Published May 13, 2011, by Google Developers, Google I/O 2011.

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13 June 2016

How Failure Will Help Asia's Entrepreneurs (video)

How Failure Will Help Asia's Entrepreneurs:

ZhenFund’s Anna Fang and Garena’s Nick Nash said at the Converge conference in Hong Kong that education reforms and ability to fail are key to the Asian tech scene. Published June 3, 2016

"In startups there are no "right" answers."

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06 June 2016

How to Build a Unicorn, Jim Scheinman, Maven Ventures (video)

The Land of Milk, Honey and Mythical Creatures: Jim Scheinman of  Maven Ventures talks Unicorns: Jim Scheinman of Maven Ventures, who successfully achieved three 'unicorns' ($1B+) exits/valuations over 20 years, visited OurCrowd to talk about "The Land of Milk, Honey and Mythical Creatures: How to build a "unicorn consumer company." (Published July 9, 2015)

Note the section on naming your startup: Skiggle or Tango?

Domain name: mavenventures.com

About | Maven Ventures"Maven Ventures is the first incubator and micro VC seed fund focused exclusively on consumer internet and mobile startups with hyper-growth potential. We invest in great founders with a vision worth fighting for. The Maven team identifies future consumer trends that will change the way we communicate and live in the next year or two. Past examples include our early identification of tech trends for the last decade: internet portals (1998), social networking (2003), virtual goods (2006), mobile apps (2008), the international groundswell of entrepreneurship (2012). Maven Ventures Fund I has already invested in what we foresee as some of the game-changing trends of the future like self-driving cars, virtual reality, and consumer software for wearables ..."  

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