Category Archives: Innovation

Keynote Panel at AlwaysOn Venture Summit Silicon Valley

I recently participated in the opening keynote panel of AlwaysOn’s signature event, Venture Summit Silicon Valley (VSSV).  My highly distinguished fellow panelists included Norm Fogelsong from Institutional Venture Partners and Neil Dempsey from Bay Partners.  It was really quite an … Continue reading

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10 Quotes to Live by

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.” “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it … Continue reading

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Judging the G-Startup Competition at the Global Mobile Internet Conference

I was honored to be a lead judge at the G-Startup competition of the Silicon Valley Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) held at the San Jose Convention Center. Other speakers and judges included Yuri Milner, Tim Draper, Vaughan Smith (VP, … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour of Investing – Part 2

I was pleased to be a featured speaker on Part 2 of the Voice of  America Radio segment relating to the “sweet and sour of investing.”  You can listen to the entire segment here. You’re a game-changer! You’ve created the … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour of Investing: Do’s and don’ts of making the deal

“Wow! You’ve got an amazing idea for the game-changing new product of the century. But no money to bring it to market. What to do? Your road ahead is paved with decision trees and gotcha traps. “Picking the right investor … Continue reading

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Online Marketing Revolution

Consumers are increasingly using email, mobile, social media and websites to access information and interact with brands. Media consumption is shifting from offline channels to interactive channels, driving marketers to increase the percentage of advertising spending on interactive marketing. According … Continue reading

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Meet the Facebook of China

On behalf of the MIT Club of Northern California (MITCNC) and the MIT Young Alumni Leaders Association (MITALA), I am very pleased to be co-hosting a talk by Joe Chen, an MIT alum (G ’95) and CEO of RenRen (aka … Continue reading

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