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Venture Capitalists at Work: How VCs Identify and Build Billion-Dollar Successes

  1. Title
  2. Dedication
  3. Contents
  4. Foreword
  5. About the Authors
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. CHAPTER 1: Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital: YouTube, Xoom, Green Dot, Dropbox, AdMob
  9. CHAPTER 2: Mike Maples, FLOODGATE Fund: Twitter, Chegg, Digg, Demandforce, ngmoco:), SolarWinds, ModCloth
  10. CHAPTER 3: George Zachary, Charles River Ventures: Twitter, Yammer, Millennial Media, Jambool, Scribd, Metaplace
  11. CHAPTER 4: Sean Dalton, Highland Capital Partners: Starent Networks, Altiga Networks, Telica, PA Semi
  12. CHAPTER 5: Alex Mehr, Zoosk
  13. CHAPTER 6: Howard Morgan, Idealab: Overture/GoTo, Citysearch, eToys, Snap: First Round Capital: Mint, myYearbook
  14. CHAPTER 7: Tim Draper, DFJ: Baidu, Skype, Overture, Hotmail, Parametric Technologies, Focus Media, AdMob
  15. CHAPTER 8: Osman Rashid, Chegg
  16. CHAPTER 9: Harry Weller, NEA: Groupon, Opower
  17. CHAPTER 10: David Cowan, Bessemer Venture Partners: LinkedIn, Smule, Zoosk
  18. CHAPTER 11: Michael Birch, Bebo, Birthday Alarm
  19. CHAPTER 12: Mitchell Kertzman, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
  20. CHAPTER 13: Scott Sandell, NEA: Salesforce, WebEx, Bloom Energy
  21. CHAPTER 14: Gus Tai, Trinity Ventures: Blue Nile, Photobucket, Modulus, zulily, Trion Worlds
  22. CHAPTER 15: Steven Dietz, GRP Partners: DealerTrack, TrueCar, Bill Me Later, Koral, UGO Entertainment
  23. CHAPTER 16: Paul Scanlan, MobiTV
  24. CHAPTER 17: Ann Winblad, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners: Hyperion, The Knot, Dean & Deluca, Net Perceptions
  25. CHAPTER 18: Jim Goetz, Sequoia Capital: AdMob
  26. CHAPTER 19: Roger Lee, Battery Ventures: Groupon, Angie’s List, TrialPay
  27. CHAPTER 20: Ken Howery, Founders Fund: PayPal, Facebook, SpaceX, ZocDoc
  28. CHAPTER 21: Alfred Lin, Sequoia Capital: Zappos
  29. CHAPTER 22: Kevin Hartz, Xoom, Eventbrite
  30. CHAPTER 23: Eric Hippeau, Lerer Ventures: SoftBank Capital: The Huffington Post, Yahoo!, Danger
  31. CHAPTER 24: David Lee, SV Angel: Twitter, Foursquare, Flipboard, Dropbox, AirBnB
  32. CHAPTER 25: Ted Alexander, Mission Ventures: MaxLinear, RockeTalk, Enevate
  33. CHAPTER 26: Robert Kibble, Mission Ventures: Greenplum, Shopzilla, Sandpiper Networks
  34. CHAPTER 27: Rajiv Laroia, Flarion Technologies
  35. CHAPTER 28: Jim Boettcher and Kevin McQuillan, Focus Ventures: PCH International, Starent, Pure Digital, PA Semi, Aruba Networks, Financial Engines, Centrality, DATAllegro
  36. CHAPTER 29: Mike Hodges, ATA Ventures: Tellium, Zoosk, Biometric Imaging
  37. CHAPTER 30: Alan Patricof, Greycroft Partners: Apple, AOL, Office Depot, Audible, The Huffington Post
  38. CHAPTER 31: Ben Elowitz, Blue Nile, Wetpaint
  39. CHAPTER 32: Vish Mishra, Clearstone Venture Partners: PayPal, Overture, Cetas, Mimosa, Ankeena, Kazeon
  40. CHAPTER 33: Rich Wong, Accel Partners: Angry Birds, Atlassian, AdMob, 3LM
  41. CHAPTER 34: Randy Komisar, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers: LucasArts, WebTV, TiVO, Pinger, Transphorm
  42. CHAPTER 35: Peter Wagner, Accel Partners: Fusion-io, Opower, ArrowPoint Communications, Riverbed Technology, Redback Networks
  43. Index


Gus TaiTrinity Ventures: Blue Nile, Photobucket, Modulus, zulily, Trion Worlds

Gus Tai is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. He specializes in early-stage investing and, in particular, enjoys helping entrepreneurs at the time of company formation. A Forbes “Midas List” recipient, Gus has established himself as a mentor by working with founders to help build teams and refine business models.

Gus began his operational career in engineering management at Digital Equipment Corporation. He also worked at Bain & Company, consulting to technology firms on new product development and business strategy. More recently, Gus acts as the director of the ...

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