“Remain infinitely fascinated with how technical 20 somethings view the world in a highly unconventional way and want to build products their way, not someone else’s”
“John Morgridge, Cisco (the first CEO) - The importance of market identification and developing that market cost effectively”
“The biggest consistent irritant were co-investors more intent on talking over management, rather than listening to them, in the board room”
“Head of Marketing, Fairchild and National Semi (at a time when product, marketing & sales was within a single department)”
“The art of listening is infinitely more powerful than speaking”
“Steve Wozniak was my first technical tutor who gave me an early Apple “Home Brew” computer with an attached audiotape memory device (at the time, DEC sold the cheapest commercially produced computers for $250,000)”
“1940 Ford (with a rumble seat) for about $200”
We like working with founders at the earliest stages of company creation. We almost always have one or two of these small companies working inside our office, within shouting distance of recruiting, marketing, business development services—and, of course, our Partners.