Posts Tagged ‘Kleiner’
Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Randy Komisar of Kleiner Perkinsby Scott Edward Walker on June 20th, 2012
To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.” Each week, we post a video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics to help entrepreneurs succeed.
Walker Twitter Highlights: May 21st – June 3rdby Scott Edward Walker on June 4th, 2012
I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues. Below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) for the past two weeks and a few of blog-related tweets. If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here. Cheers, Scott
Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Bing Gordonby Scott Edward Walker on January 11th, 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 present Bing Gordon, a partner at Kleiner Perkins, the Chief Creative Officer at Electronic Arts from 1998 to 2008, and a very smart investor.
How Do I Raise Seed Capital If I Don’t Know Any Investors? – Part 1by Scott Edward Walker on October 13th, 2010
As a corporate lawyer for entrepreneurs, I am constantly asked by first-time entrepreneurs: “How do I raise seed capital if I don’t know any investors?” That’s a good question, which I’m going to answer in three parts. This post is part 1 – hustle and build relationships.
5 Common Mistakes in Pitch Decksby Scott Edward Walker on September 29th, 2010
As a corporate lawyer for entrepreneurs, I am often asked to review “pitch decks” or “decks.” A deck is a collection of PowerPoint slides created by founders to raise funds from investors. The deck can be sent to investors as a stand-alone document (e.g., via email) or it can be used in conjunction with an in-person presentation. I am generally happy to give my input with respect to decks — with the caveat that I’m a lawyer, not an investor. That being said, here are five common mistakes that I often see:
Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: John Doerrby Scott Edward Walker on August 30th, 2010
To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “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 present legendary investor John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner Perkins. Eric Schmidt calls John “one of Google’s best board members”; and Jeff Bezos noted that “Doerr (and Kleiner) is the center of gravity in the Internet.” In this interesting, one-minute clip from 2005 (courtesy of Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner), John discusses how to negotiate valuations with VC’s and related issues.
I included this clip as a supplement to my blog post today on VentureBeat in which I advised entrepreneurs that: “[Y]ou need to get out there and effectively pitch a bunch of VC’s in your space and get them excited about your venture. By doing so, you can, in effect, drive the market by creating a competitive environment and playing the VC’s off of each other.” Many thanks, Scott