Tag Archives: Stewart Guenther of Venture Capital-Private Equity Roundtable

Sept. 23, 2009 Engage Expo

SDF logo2009 copyChang Timothy copyGoldman Shai copyGunther Stewart copyKim Michael copyLucasConwell Susan 2 copy

On September 23, 2009 at the San Jose Convention Center’s Engage Expo held a panel discussion on”How Venture Capital Sees Social Media” SDForum’s Susan Lucas-Conwell moderated panelists Timothy Chang of Norwest Venture Partners, Stewart Guenther of Venture Capital-Private Equity Roundtable, Shai Goldman of SVB Capital and Michael Kim of Rustic Canyon Partners. Text from DJCline.com

So what are the rules of engagement for social media? One-way boxed media like books and CDs are dead. Social media is about community, conversations and content. Theoretically social media is a platform-independent web service targeting customers who want to spend as much time as possible in your space. Revenue streams are shifting from advertising to subscriptions. The buzzwords are Media-As-Service (MAS), Free-To-Play (FTP) and metagames. If you are developing for the Apple iPhone you have good chance at funding because of the market and the distribution channel. Text from DJCline.com

If you want start a company think about how you are going to end it. Are you going to build it to be bought? What is your business plan and revenue stream? Do you know many venture capitalists want fifteen times their 2.5 million dollar investment back? Can you bootstrap it with angel investors? Talk to your potential acquiring company about who would be interested in investing. Text from DJCline.com

09-23-09 EngageExpo copy09-23-09 EngageExpologo copy09-23-09 panel1 copy09-23-09 crowd1 copy09-23-09 crowd2 copy09-23-09 CCBill copy09-23-09 ECS copy09-23-09 Eup copy09-23-09 Foterra copy09-23-09 GetGambit copy09-23-09 ModSquad copy09-23-09 Offerpal copy09-23-09 Pillsbury copy09-23-09 SocialFrames copy09-23-09 Sometrics copy09-23-09 SuperRewards copy09-23-09 Supersonic copy09-23-09 Teleplace copy09-23-09 Vindicia copy09-23-09 VWW1 copy09-23-09 Web3D copy09-23-09 WTRI copy

Copyright 2009 DJ Cline All rights reserved.