The Insider’s Guide helps entrepreneurs understand the what and how of building and scaling great companies and ways to successfully leverage the resources, capital and expertise of Silicon Valley. Our goal is to share the information and insights that will help you to build a more successful business, wherever you are.
Silicon Valley is not the birthplace of all tech-based startups , nor the source of all venture capital, but over the past fifty years, the Valley’s entrepreneurs have refined the art of company building into a science. A certain mystique has developed about Silicon Valley, one that gets distorted and magnified the further away from the Valley you are. We help you understand the Silicon Valley mindset and the unique patchwork of institutions and influencers that make up the Valley. This book also helps you understand the more subtle aspects of the Valley, which are often hidden in plain sight.
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Michelle is a serial entrepreneur who brings strong sales, marketing, and business development skills to startups everywhere. She pioneered the Silicon Valley best practices training of startups in 2004 and has worked in more than 35 countries. Today, she helps companies get clear and focused so they translate their vision into reality. She believes that being an entrepreneur is the hardest thing you’ll ever enjoy doing.
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Jon Baer is a recovering venture capitalist who loves working with early-stage companies around the world. He was a general partner at a Sand Hill Road venture fund and the founder and CEO of two venture-backed companies. He now spends his time teaching, mentoring, and advising early-stage companies at leading accelerators around the world.
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