Posts Tagged ‘silicon valley’

More Words of Wisdom from Marc Andreessen

by Scott Edward Walker on July 25th, 2013

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To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week we share a favorite video clip of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we again present Marc Andreessen, one of my favorite investors (as a result of his raw intelligence and extraordinary vision).

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Walker Twitter Highlights: May 20th – June 2nd

by Scott Edward Walker on June 3rd, 2013

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 couple 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

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: May 6th – 19th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 20th, 2013

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 couple 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

 

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Recruiting 101 (via Greg Brockman of Stripe)

by Scott Edward Walker on February 21st, 2013


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 Greg Brockman, founding engineer at Stripe and a smart, young entrepreneur.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: December 17th – 30th

by Scott Edward Walker on December 30th, 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 10 days and a few 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

 

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Ron Conway

by Scott Edward Walker on November 29th, 2012

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series “Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed.”  Each week, we post a favorite video of a successful entrepreneur, investor or business leader on a variety of topics.  This week, we present Ron Conway, the founder of SV Angel and a brilliant investor, who is commonly referred to as the “Godfather of Silicon Valley”.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: September 24th – October 1st

by Scott Edward Walker on October 3rd, 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 week and a couple 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

 

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Venture Capitalists at Work – Part 3

by Scott Edward Walker on September 6th, 2012

INTRODUCTION

This is the third and final part of my series on the book Venture Capitalists at Work, which is a solid collection of interviews by Tarang Shah of certain highly-successful investors.  I have again set forth below some nuggets for entrepreneurs; and, in case you missed them, you can check out Venture Capitalists at Work – Part 1 and Venture Capitalists at Work – Part 2.  Many thanks, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: August 22nd – September 2nd

by Scott Edward Walker on September 3rd, 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 ten days and a couple 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

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: June 11th – 18th

by Scott Edward Walker on June 19th, 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 week and a couple 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

 

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Matt Cohler

by Scott Edward Walker on May 10th, 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 Matt Cohler, a General Partner at Benchmark Capital and an impressive entrepreneur and investor.   Matt previously served as the VP of Product Management at Facebook (where he was the seventh employee) and Vice President and General Manager at LinkedIn (where he was a member of the founding team).

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Walker Twitter Highlights: January 23rd – 29th

by Scott Edward Walker on January 30th, 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 week and a couple 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

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: January 16th – 22nd

by Scott Edward Walker on January 23rd, 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 week and a couple 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

 

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Walker Twitter Highlights: November 21st – 27th

by Scott Edward Walker on November 28th, 2011

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 week and a couple 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

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Walker Twitter Highlights: October 17th – 30th

by Scott Edward Walker on October 31st, 2011

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 couple 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

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Should I Use My Investor’s Lawyer?

by Scott Edward Walker on August 31st, 2011

Introduction

This post was originally part of the “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat (one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs).  Please shoot me any questions you may have in the comments section – or feel free to call me directly at 415-979-9998 (San Francisco) or 310-288-6667 (Los Angeles).  Thanks, Scott

Question

We’re a startup based in Palo Alto, and we just received a Series A term sheet for a $725,000 investment.  The investor is kind of insisting that we use his lawyer at a big Valley firm to represent us.  He said that he doesn’t need a lawyer, and this will save us a lot of money.  We’re first time entrepreneurs, and we don’t know if this is standard practice and what we should do.  Any advice would be appreciated.

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Walker Twitter Highlights: August 11th – 21st

by Scott Edward Walker on August 22nd, 2011

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 10 days and a couple of Quora-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

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: Naval Ravikant (Fundraising)

by Scott Edward Walker on June 26th, 2011

To Our Clients & Friends: Welcome to our weekly series entitled “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 are sharing a bonus video: the first keynote address at the 7th Founder Showcase in San Francisco entitled “The Anatomy of a Fundable Startup,” presented by Naval Ravikant.  This is the bookend to Mark Suster’s address, “Getting Funded in a Frothy Market” (which we posted on Friday).

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How to Hire a Superstar Engineer for Your Startup

by Scott Edward Walker on June 2nd, 2011

Introduction

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

Question

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!

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Walker Twitter Highlights: May 2nd – 8th

by Scott Edward Walker on May 9th, 2011

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.  If you missed this past week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Thanks, Scott

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Helping Entrepreneurs Succeed: The Story of Marc Andreessen

by Scott Edward Walker on May 4th, 2011

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.  This week, we present the story of Marc Andreessen, a brilliant, visionary entrepreneur and now co-founder and general partner of the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowitz.

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Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs: “Can You Say Silicon Valley?”

by Scott Edward Walker on May 1st, 2011

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last.  Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

Welcome to our weekly series entitled “Motivational Clips for Entrepreneurs.”  Each week, we post a short video clip to inspire and motivate entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because we know how tough it is being an entrepreneur; and whether you’re launching a venture, trying to execute your business model or raising funds, you need a little juice to help you push the ball forward.  I hope these videos are a little juice.  Cheers, Scott

Should We Execute the “Series Seed” Documents with No Negotiations?

by Scott Edward Walker on April 21st, 2011

Introduction

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 415-979-9998.  Many thanks, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: March 7th – 13th

by Scott Edward Walker on March 14th, 2011

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.  If you missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Thanks, Scott

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Walker Twitter Highlights: January 30th – February 5th

by Scott Edward Walker on February 6th, 2011

I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles, Quora answers and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.  If you missed this week’s Twitter updates, below are my five most popular tweets (via bit.ly) and my blog-related tweets.  If you’d like to see all of my tweets (or an RSS feed of them), you can do so here.  Thanks, Scott

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