Podcast Interview with Venture Capitalist, Guy Kawasaki, Chairman and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures


I caught Guy’s keynote presentation at a forum for entrepreneurs seeking “Angel” funding (early stage seed capital). He kept me laughing throughout since he cuts through the hype and gives it to you straight—all the right things you should be doing if you want to get investment. You know the startups presenting [and seeking funding] after his keynote have broken Guy’s rules so you can almost hear them frantically thinking—hmmm, how can I NOT look stupid?

In this podcast, Guy talks about venture funding and his latest passion, blogging. There’s a time/topic index if you want to hop around though I recommend you listen to the entire piece.

Thank you,
Stephen Ibaraki

Comments (9)

  1. Wil says:

    Interesting perspectives.

  2. Stephen Ibaraki says:

    If you get a chance to catch him in person Wil, take the opportunity. His perspective is at times unique so it catches your attention–and he’s funny.

    Cheers,

    Stephen Ibaraki

  3. Colin Sams says:

    a nice exchange between you two and the tips and links are useful. a future follow-up?

  4. Stephen Ibaraki says:

    Follow-up…, hmmm 🙂

    If you look at the groups who provided investment in Guy’s company, it’s a powerful list:

    Advanced Technology Ventures

    Credit Suisse First Boston

    Draper Fisher Jurvetson

    E*TRADE Group

    Goldman, Sachs & Co.

    Highland Capital

    Mayfield Fund

    MSD Capital

    Sanford Robertson – Former CEO and founder, Robertson Stephens & Co.

    Ben Rosen – Former Chairman, Compaq Computer

    Safeguard Scientifics

    Charles R. Schwab – co–CEO, Charles Schwab Inc.

    Sequoia Capital

    Silicon Valley Bank

    There’s a story about Guy being offered an interview by Michael Moritz of Sequoia Capital for the CEO position of Yahoo a few years back…interesting story–the rest is legend.

  5. Stephen Ibaraki I.S.P., sibaraki@cips.ca says:

    I have been giving Guy links to the interview as they appear through different channels. Previously, Guy provided a career tip with an edge for a conference I was speaking at. I’ll likely provide it here in my Career tips series. Watch for it! 🙂

    Cheers,

    Stephen Ibaraki

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