The innovation consultants and coaches are using the wrong frameworks in trying to help companies become more innovative. The key to innovation is "opportunity," not "problem."
Investors want to hear that you understand who your target customers are. Focus on target customers, not on total market.
A curse has spread through the startup ecosystem. It is the curse of insanely distorted TAMs, SAMs and SOMs. Focus on Market Opportunity, not Market Size.
Garage invested early in d.light when we saw not only the business vision but also the social good. This Forbes article describes the amazing progress of the company in changing the world for the better.
One of the most essential and endearing characteristics of entrepreneurs is their unquenchable optimism. This is a critical asset for entrepreneurs, but it is also a potentially fatal flaw...
Sixense takes VR/AR beyond games into healthcare in new joint venture with Penumbra, a public company focused on innovative medical therapies. MVI Health to Explore Healthcare Applications of
Access Silicon Valley series features Garage Managing Director Bill Reichert in three workshops, including “Getting to Wow!”
Why are we so bad at predicting the future? Because we don't really understand the pace of progress. Change is not exponential; it just feels that way.
With all the blogs, videos, books, coaches and workshops for creating compelling presentations, how can it be that we are still inundated with pitch decks full of terrible slides? Okay, it’s really easy to criticize. It’s really hard to design brilliant slides that communicate your key points clearly.
When you are selling, whether to customers or to investors, you rarely have the luxury of making a presentation – not even a one minute presentation. You usually only have 20 seconds to get them interested. Most pitch coaches are teaching presentation skills, but a pitch is not a presentation. In this short video, Bill Reichert explains some of the differences.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to change lives, companies, and the world. While interest in AI has recently exploded, the field has traditionally been a specialist domain. This article aims to make the field of AI approachable to a broader audience.
Most pitches start with the problem. You should always start your pitch with the solution. Almost every article, video, blog and book written on the topic recommends that entrepreneurs “Start
Bill Reichert comments on the hype and realities of the current investment climate in the Silicon Valley. Read the Article at Upstart: Slow IPO, M&A pace weighs on VC confidence
Investing in women-led companies is good for women, smart for venture capitalists, and healthy for society. “We need more strong women entrepreneurs launching more startups with novel technology and a
Most citizens of Silicon Valley see the drama around the Fed’s activities as only marginally relevant to innovation and entrepreneurship. But three big macroeconomic forces have supported, if not driven,
Catalyst joint venture to fund and grow highest potential Nordic tech startup companies planning to launch in the U.S. Palo Alto, U.S., and Oslo, Norway. June 15, 2015 – Garage
Percolata, formerly Bay Sensors, provides realtime in-store customer analytics for brick and mortar retailers. Garage participated in the seed round along with Google Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Full story on
Garage investment, Sixense, had a very successful Consumer Electronics Show 2015. Virtual Reality was one of biggest topics of the show and Sixense won two major "Best of CES" awards
Series from Kauffman Founders School offers advice from venture capitalist Bill Reichert.
Learn how to grow your business from a humble beginning to an influential industry changer.
The new fund continues Garage focus on emerging technologies with global impact.
Bill Reichert at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City on “The Top Ten New Rules for Entrepreneurs” and “Getting to Wow!”
Bill Reichert discuses getting to Wow and why the advice entrepreneurs get about pitching to investors is often wrong.
Lars Uffhausen, former COO of Wolfe Engineering, discusses what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
The elevator pitch is the first opportunity to hook in your investor. Here are the top ten rules of the elevator pitch.
Bill Reichert and Guy Kawasaki present as featured speakers at The Startup Conference.
In their class, "Art of the Start: Turning Ideas Into High-Growth Businesses," business icons, Guy Kawasaki and Bill Reichert, share lessons they’ve mastered from decades of experience.
Check out this four-step framework for articulating your value proposition and crafting your elevator pitch for venture capital investors and customers.
Bill Reichert presents as a featured speaker at StartUP World,an exciting, all-day event for all startup companies.
Bill Reichert gives this classic presentation on the Top 10 Lies VCs Tell Entrepreneurs in front of students of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
In partnership with the accelerator iAxil, Garage hosts an information session on its upcoming iStartup Programme.
The executive summary is often your initial face to a potential investor, so you need to make a good first impression. Find out how!
Garage partners with SV Forum for Launch: Silicon Valley, a premier product launch event for startups across the globe.
Garage's very own Guy Kawasaki gives a talk for the UC Berkeley Startup Competition about the top ten mistakes of entrepreneurs.
Garage's Bill Reichert reflects on the state of Silicon Valley, global entrepreneurship, and the future direction of innovation.
Guy Kawasaki distills his top ten lessons for entrepreneurs in this classic keynote presentation from his "Art of the Start" series.
By Garage Technology Ventures Across different venture capital and corporate investment firms, investors differ in the criteria they use for funding a company. Some invest only in specific technologies at
Garage is reaching out for Launch: Silicon Valley to early-stage entrepreneurs who are ready to launch their startups.
D.light Design Inc ., makers of solar lighting and power products that are affordable for customers in developing nations, raised $11 million in Series C financing.
Garage Technology Ventures is partnering with global corporate investors to launch a new investment program.
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A recent study of venture capital websites reported by TechCrunch yielded some interesting results: Garage is ranked Number Five among the top ten venture capital websites. According to the study,
Acquisition will Broaden BroadSoft's Portfolio to Include VoIP and Video Quality of Service (QoS) Solutions GAITHERSBURG, MD, October 5, 2009 - BroadSoft, Inc., the worldwide leader in VoIP application
Excerpted from The New Zealand Herald | Click here for full article. In every clever start-up, there is always someone who sees the glass as half full. And if that
Excerpted from Forbes.coms | Click here for full article. by Bill Reichert Few civilians have the opportunity to stand atop a nuclear power plant driving 100,000 tons of steel through
Fastest Growing Job Search Engine is Only Job Site to Make the List Mountain View, Calif. - August 4, 2009 - Simply Hired, the largest job search engine and
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2008 - HP today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire LeftHand Networks Inc., a leading provider of storage virtualization and iSCSI storage
STEP Labs Offers New Voice Separation Technology to Enable Any Consumer Electronics Device to Integrate Voice
STEP Labs™ officially launches at CES in Las Vegas, announces first manufacturing partnerships San Jose, California – January 14, 2008 – STEP Labs Inc. today launched its patented voice
Joyce Chung and Henry Wong join seed and early-stage venture capital firm PALO ALTO, California, October 3, 2007—Garage Technology Ventures, a leading seed-stage and early-stage venture capital fund, has
Hearst to Gain Leading Web Site Specializing in Social Shopping New York, August 8, 2007, 7 a.m. ET—Hearst Corporation today announced that it will acquire Kaboodle, Inc., a leading
For Audience Of Leading Investors and Corporate Executives SVASE Slates June 5 for 2007 Edition of Launch Venue for Emerging Companies Mountain View, CA – March 15, 2007—Launch: Silicon
Garage Technology Venture’s “Art of the Start” Conference For Entrepreneurs To Feature Fireside Chat With TechCrunch Editor
Beyond Blogs: Guy Kawasaki and Michael Arrington Go One-on-One on Web 2.0 Mountain View, California, October 25, 2006 – Google pays $1.65 billion for YouTube? Is this a Bubble
The Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs Unveils Fall Edition of “Art of the Start” with “Launch: Silicon Valley”
Events provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to gain business insights, network with investors and showcase new products Mountain View, California, August 22, 2006 – The Silicon Valley Association of Startup
News Corporation’s Fox Interactive Media and Foundation Capital Invest $13.5M in Job Search Engine Simply Hired
Mountain View, CA - Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com), the world's largest search engine for jobs, today announced a $13.5 million strategic investment by News Corporation's Fox
Santa Clara, April, 17, 2006 -- Kaboodle, a free online service that simplifies collecting, organizing and sharing information on the web, announced today that it has raised $3.55 million in
Canadian affiliate fund represents extension of Garage strategy to the North Palo Alto, California, April 12, 2006 – Garage Technology Ventures, a seed-stage and early-stage venture fund based in
New partnership with Thomas Weisel Partners and others completes Garage transition to seed-stage and early-stage venture fund PALO ALTO, CA – March 30, 2006 – Garage Technology Ventures, a
Presentation on making ethanol from cellulosic feedstock wins Most Promising Presenter award at Cleantech Venture Forum San Francisco, March 22, 2006 -- ClearFuels Technology, Inc., was one of 18
Consumers, Advertisers and Content Providers Embrace FilmLoop as New, More Creative Way to Communicate and Drive Brand Recognition DEMOFALL 2005, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--Monday, September 19, 2005-- FilmLoop, Inc. today
Search engine startup backed by Stanford technical advisor for Google, Ask Jeeves investor; Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki joins board MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--Thursday, August 4, 2005--Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com), a
Cingular Wireless Showcases Its Intergalactic Suite of Star Wars-Themed Content and Products at Star Wars Celebration III Convention--April 21-24 CELEBRATION III-INDIANAPOLIS-APRIL 21, 2005--Cingular Wireless will join thousands of die-hard
Latest in Conference Series, Based on Bestselling Business Book, Features Business Mavericks and Famed Mountaineer PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA--April 11, 2005--Garage Technology Ventures today announced the final lineup of speakers
Portfolio Expansion and Successes in 2004; Entrepreneur Conference Series in 2005 around Bestselling Business Book PALO ALTO, CA--January 28, 2005--Garage Technology Ventures completed 2004 reporting an expanded portfolio of
VC Firm Continues Active Funding Pace with IP3 and Miasolé PALO ALTO, CA--July 12, 2004--Garage Technology Ventures finished the first-half of 2004 with several new investments, as well as
Finds More Disciplined VCs and Scrappier Startups in 2004 MENLO PARK, CA--June 21, 2004--With a growing economy and new ideas flowing, the high-tech startup market is once again primed.
June Conference Delivers Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Insights for Anyone Involved in Startups MENLO PARK, CA--May 5, 2004--Garage Technology Ventures today announced "The Art of the Start," a new conference providing
Garage Technology Ventures' "State of the Art: New Energy Technologies" Conference Highlights Innovations and Investment Opportunities MENLO PARK, CA--December 15, 2003--A new generation of energy technologies ranging from fuel
The Churchill Club and Garage Technology Ventures Co-host “Silicon Valley 4.0: The Future of the Future”
October Conference Brings Together Industry Thought-Leaders to Exchange Ideas on Next Generation High-Tech Innovation and Funding PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA--August 14, 2003--The Churchill Club and Garage Technology Ventures today announced
Garage Technology Ventures’ “STATE OF THE ART: The Intelligent Enterprise” Redefines Next-Generation Business Analytics Software
Executives from Brio Software, Hyperion, Informatica and Others Join Emerging Players in Discussion of Trends and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs And Investors MENLO PARK, CA--June 12, 2003--The new breed of
Corporate Development Strategists from Oracle, Sun and Others Share Experiences and Practical Ideas During Garage's STATE OF THE ART MENLO PARK, CA--March 18, 2003--Strategists from some of Silicon Valley's
Garage Technology Ventures “State of the Art” Series Explores Opportunities in Intelligent Data Storage
Industry Leaders from IBM, Hitachi Data Systems, and REPLICUS Join Promising Newcomers From LeftHand, Topspin, TrueSAN, and Z-force PALO ALTO, CA--December 6, 2002--Industry leaders, representing both established players and
Cingular Wireless CEO Carter Headlines Garage Technology Ventures “State of the Art: Wireless” Conference
Experts from Cisco, OnStar, PocketThis, and Mayfield Discuss Opportunities on the Horizon and Prospects for New Wireless Ventures PALO ALTO, CA--September 20, 2002--A standing room crowd of private equity
Garage Technology Ventures’ New Fund Receives $10 Million Commitment from CalPERS California Initiative
Announces Addition of Alon Carmeli to Venture Finance Team PALO ALTO, CA--August 1, 2002--Venture capital investment bank Garage Technology Ventures announced today the execution of a $10 million investment
PALO ALTO, CA--August 1, 2002--CAPITAL SUMMIT will take place Oct. 22-23, 2002 at the Westin Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA. Over the two days, participants will delve into trends in
Garage Technology Ventures State of the Art Conference Explores the Market for Emerging Real-Time Enterprise Technologies
Industry Leaders from Microsoft, PeopleSoft, TIBCO Join Up-and-Comers from Alphablox, Bang Networks, and Thrasys to Discuss Opportunities in The Zero-Latency Enterprise PALO ALTO, CA--June 18, 2002--One hundred venture capital
Schwab's Vice Chairman Discussed Technology Trends With Private Equity Investors PALO ALTO, CA--May 9, 2002--Investment bank for startups, Garage Technology Ventures, last night hosted a CIO Fireside Chat featuring