Monthly Archives: July 2011

Eureka! A New Era for Scientists and Engineers

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Silicon Valley was born in an era of applied experimentation driven by scientists and engineers. It wasn’t pure research, but rather a culture of taking sufficient risks to get products to market through learning, discovery, iteration and execution. This approach would shape … Continue reading

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How Scientists and Engineers Got It Right, and VC’s Got It Wrong

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Scientists and engineers as founders and startup CEOs is one of the least celebrated contributions of Silicon Valley. It might be its most important. ESL, the first company I worked for in Silicon Valley, was founded by a PhD in Math and … Continue reading

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The $10 million Photo and other VC Stories

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Throw in the Photo and You Have a Deal When we were trying to raise money for E.piphany, my last startup, I was negotiating with a venture capital firm called Infinity Capital. They really wanted to invest, but it was … Continue reading

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