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S1 Ep 4. Tim Guleri: Sierra Ventures

Episode 4  |  33:13 min  |  09.15.2020

S1 Ep 4. Tim Guleri: Sierra Ventures

This is a podcast episode titled, S1 Ep 4. Tim Guleri: Sierra Ventures. The summary for this episode is: <p>In this episode we cover:</p><ul><li>Finding early-stage companies across the country and being the bridge to Silicon Valley  </li><li>Having a great idea is different than building a successful company</li><li>Three things necessary to build a great company: the capital, the people, and the playbook</li></ul><p>Resources & People Mentioned</p><ul><li>Scopus Technologies, went public in 1995</li><li>Octane Software, <a href="http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/321151/Epiphany+Buys+Octane+Software+for+32+Billion.htm">aquired by</a> E.piphany</li><li>Two Sierra portfolio companies that went public under Tim, <a href="https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/services/acquisitions/sourcefire.html">Sourcefire</a> and <a href="https://www.makemytrip.com/?ccde=us">MakeMyTrip</a></li><li><a href="https://www.cintrifuse.com/">Cintrifuse</a> in Cincinnati, OH</li><li><a href="https://www.renvcf.com/">Renaissance Venture Capital</a> in Ann Arbor, Michigan</li><li>Shared portfolio company of Sierra and Refinery, <a href="https://www.astronomer.io/">Astronomer</a> in Cincinnati, OH</li><li><a href="https://www.treasuredata.com/">Treasure Data</a> in Tokyo, Founded by <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kazukiohta/">Kaz</a>, sold to <a href="https://www.arm.com/company/news/2018/08/arm-acquires-treasure-data">SoftBank’s ARM group</a></li><li>VC research databases: <a href="https://pitchbook.com/">Pitchbook</a>, <a href="https://www.crunchbase.com/">Crunchbase</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/medriscoll/">Michael Driscoll</a>, CEO - known by Tim and Scott Yara from <a href="https://greenplum.org/">Greenplum</a></li><li>Sierra’s <a href="https://www.sierraventures.com/cxo-advisory-board/">CXO Advisory Board</a></li><li>Tim’s motoring adventure in <a href="https://www.endurorally.com/events/the-7th-peking-to-paris-motor-challenge/">Endurance Rally, 2019 - Peking to Paris</a></li></ul><p>Connect with Tim Guleri</p><ul><li>Follow Tim Guleri on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/timguleri">@timguleri</a></li><li>Connect with Tim Gueleri on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/timguleri/">LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.sierraventures.com/">Sierra Ventures Website</a></li></ul><p>Connect with Tim Schigel</p><ul><li>Follow Refinery Ventures on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/RefineryVC">@RefineryVC</a></li><li>Connect with <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/timschigel/">Tim on LinkedIn</a></li><li>Follow <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/refinery-ventures/?viewAsMember=true">Refinery Ventures on LinkedIn</a></li></ul><p><a href="http://eepurl.com/hbJORv">Subscribe to Fast Frontiers</a></p>

In this episode we cover:

  • Finding early-stage companies across the country and being the bridge to Silicon Valley  
  • Having a great idea is different than building a successful company
  • Three things necessary to build a great company: the capital, the people, and the playbook

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Connect with Tim Guleri

Connect with Tim Schigel

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