SIGN-UP NOW! SIGN-UP NOW! Click to become a VoiceAmerica Member for Free!
Voiceamerica radio logo
voiceamerica-business radio logo
Apple logo Google Play Store Kindle store
Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern

August 29th 2012:Sweet and Sour of Investing - Part 2

You’re a game-changer! You’ve created the new product or service of the millennium, but have no money to take it to market. Your best options: beg your FFF (family, friends, fools) circle, tap an angel for seed money, or convince a venture capitalist to invest millions. Our experts have a lot to say. Chris O’Connor / Taptera : “You've got to have a pretty face (user experience) to get attention; the old ‘desktop’ solution isn't very sexy with VCs.” Sanjay Parthawarathy / Investor: “When the VC’s ego is valued higher than the funding, it’s better to look elsewhere.” MR Rangaswami / Sand

Read more
Share Email SHARE
Download PDF DOWNLOAD PDF
Get Code GET CODE

Tune in

Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
LISTEN LIVE
EPISODE ON DEMAND
VIEW HOST PAGE
Questions? Comments?
Call In Live!
Toll Free: 1-866-472-5790
Intl: 001-480-398-3352

Featured Guests

Guest Image

MR Rangaswami

MR Rangaswami is the founder of Sand Hill Group and Publisher of www.SandHill.com, a leading voice for the software and tech ecosystem. He is an “angel” who has invested in 35 companies in the past 15 years. A veteran of Silicon Valley where he has been active for 30 years, MR enjoys being both a cheerleader and critic. He has hosted the prestigious Enterprise and Software series of conferences and has published critically acclaimed research reports on cloud computing and enterprise mobility. MR’s 2012 predictions can be viewed at http://sandhill.com/article/where%E2%80%99s-the-money-quantifying-software%E2%80%99s-2012-outlook/. He has been featured on the front page of the Wall Street Jour
Read more
Guest Image

Gaurav Tewari

Gaurav Tewari is an Executive Director at SAP Ventures, focusing on growth and later-stage investments within Software/SaaS, Internet, Digital Media, Mobile, and Technology-Enabled Services. SAP Ventures has funded and helped build over 100 companies globally since 1997. Prior to SAP, Gaurav was a Principal of Boston-based Highland Capital Partners, leading early and growth-stage investments, and has held numerous board seats. Previous roles include Corporate Strategy executive at Microsoft Corporation and Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company. Gaurav began his career in engineering, operations, and product management roles at Microsoft and IBM Research. He received his MBA from th
Read more
Guest Image

Chris O’Connor

Chris O’Connor is co-founder and CEO at Taptera. A builder at heart, he enjoys creating teams, systems and companies. He is passionate about improving employees’ relationships with their software and had 15 years’ experience bringing innovative IT solutions to Fortune 500 companies. During his 8 year tenure at Genentech, Inc., Chris held various senior roles including Associate Director of Cloud and Mobile Solutions and Principal Systems Architect. Chris holds a BSc. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois.
Read more
Guest Image

Sanjay Parthasarathy

Sanjay Parthasarathy invests in early stage startups, with recent investments in Buuteeq, GaMa, DocSuggest and Skift. He is currently working on a startup called Indix. Sanjay was at Microsoft for 19 years, most recently as corporate VP of the Startup Business Accelerator, a new division he created to focus on building startups for Microsoft. From 2000-07, he was corporate VP of the Developer & Platform Evangelism Group, where he built the D&PE division from 0 to over 1,500 people worldwide and grew Microsoft’s developer tools business from $500 million to $1 billion. Sanjay served as regional director of Microsoft South Asia from 1996-98 and directed Bill Gates’ first-ever visit to India in
Read more

Share This Episode

facebook Share On Facebook
twitter Share On Twitter
Linkedin Share On LinkedIn
Share Email Share this E-mail
https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 25/10/2017 08:00 25/10/2017 09:00 Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap You’re a game-changer! You’ve created the new product or service of the millennium, but have no money to take it to market. Your best options: beg your FFF (family, friends, fools) circle, tap an angel for seed money, or convince a venture capitalist to invest millions. Our experts have a lot to say. Chris O’Connor / Taptera : “You've got to have a pretty face (user experience) to get attention; the old ‘desktop’ solution isn't very sexy with VCs.” Sanjay Parthawarathy / Investor: “When the VC’s ego is valued higher than the funding, it’s better to look elsewhere.” MR Rangaswami / Sand Hill Group: “In these frothy financial times, how many entrepreneurs want to use the strategy of a company that is ‘Built to Last’ versus ‘Built to Flip’?” Gaurav Tewari / SAP Ventures: “Picking the right investor is one of the most crucial decisions for an entrepreneur. If you thought getting married is a commitment, try raising money.” Join us for more on the Sweet and Sour of Investing – Part 2. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
Email Host Email the Host

Connect with VoiceAmerica

Download our mobile apps
App store Google play Blackberry store
GPlus Facebook Twitter Linkedin Social Media
Va Press pass