Tuesday, July 25, 2006


The room brimmed with aspiring entrepreneurs at today's standing-room-only SVASE StartupU event at the Pillsbury Winthrop offices in Silicon Valley.

The guest speaker was Jeremy Liew, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners. The topic: Making the First Validating Sale for a Startup.

I was very excited to hear Jeremy give estimates of client and user statistics that would impress VCs. I liked the focus of the presentation and its emphasis on a topic that is very relevant for entrepreneurs, particularly providing them with realistic milestones as they grown their venture and hope to raise financing.

I was also able to connect to a number of interesting entrepreneurs and enthusiastic supporters of the entrepreneurship community in the Bay Area. Chris, Scott, and the SVASE team did a fabulous job in bringing together a great speaker and an interesting crowd (and the SVASE calendar shows that they do so on a regular basis!).


Blogger psycho said...

It was an interesting event! Jeremy's talk was well structured and clear. In just a couple of slides he was able to show us what exactly the VC was looking for during various rounds of funding both for enterprise-startups as well as ones offering Consumer Internet solutions.

Prashant Sarkar.

11:26 PM  

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