VentureOne Summit – Exploring New Opportunities and Pitfalls
by Michael Johnson
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 22, 2006 (PodTech News) â€” Some of the VC industry’s best and brightest gathered at the VentureOne Summit, which began in San Francisco this week. The gathering opened with a spirited discussion of what makes a great prospect, and how — given government regulations, global competition for innovative developers, and shifting opportunities — a new company can survive. The panelists included Tim Draper, Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Brad Feld, Managing Director of Mobius Venture Capital, and Scott Bonham, Managing Director of Granite Global Ventures.
“The amount of minutes we spend connected has just grown so dramatically,” said panelist Bill Gross, the CEO, Chairman and Founder of IdeaLab. “That leads to really powerful opportunities for entrepreneurs to take advantage of that… for Internet technologies and information companies. And then, just not for Internet companies, the ‘world is flat’ phenomenon that’s happened in the last ten years because of that connectedness, means you can reach global markets so much more powerfully than you could before…”
Here’s part one of the panel discussion at VentureOne.