Posts Tagged ‘Chris Dixon’
Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Jeff Clavierby Scott Edward Walker on March 21st, 2012
To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we share a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics. This week, we again present Jeff Clavier, the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, and a smart, savvy investor.
How to Hire a Superstar Engineer for Your Startupby Scott Edward Walker on June 2nd, 2011
This post was originally part of my “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat (one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs). Below is a longer, more comprehensive version. Please shoot me any questions you may have in the comments section – or feel free to call me directly at 310-288-6667 (Los Angeles) or 415-979-9998 (San Francisco). Many thanks, Scott
We launched a consumer internet site about a year ago, and we’re starting to get some really good traction. We’ve spoken to a bunch of angel investors and they all told us that we need to get an engineer on our team (my partner and I are both business guys and we outsourced the development). The problem is we’re in Silicon Valley, and we obviously don’t have the money to compete with the big tech companies for talent. Can you please give us some advice on hiring a superstar engineer and the key legal issues that we should be addressing. Thanks!
Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Dennis Crowleyby Scott Edward Walker on March 22nd, 2011
“We have these things in our head, and we just want to get them built.” –Dennis Crowley
To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we post a short video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.
This week, we again present Dennis Crowley, Co-founder and CEO of foursquare and a super smart and successful entrepreneur. In this interesting, four-minute interview with Chris Dixon (courtesy of TechCrunch TV), Dennis discusses (i) launching a startup in New York City, (ii) fundraising and (iii) growing from 2 to 50 people (i.e., “building the machine that builds the products”). I hope you enjoy it. Many thanks, Scott