Sep 23

TechCrunch Disrupt SF

TechCrunch Disrupt SF
September 21-23, 2015
San Francisco, California

“Pebble has over a million users and they recognize that some things are amazing on the wrist and some aren’t there yet.”
~ Eric Migicovsky, Pebble

“Be driven by original thinking. What’s more important than experience is the rate of learning.”
~ Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

“As a small company, one of the things that can kill you is to lose focus.” (on staying a Smart Watch company)
~ Eric Migicovsky, Pebble

“We need to get over this old-school American ideal the hard work is valuable for its own sake. Tech revolutions increase wealth, but also concentrate it.” (re wealth inequality)
~ Sam Altman, Y Combinator

“It’s not about a lack of desire to have a great and diverse workforce. It’s about access to a network.” (re how men don’t know as many great women as women know)
~ Sukhinder Singh, Joyus

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Vinod Khosla - TCdisrupt
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“To scale a tech company, you have to get really comfortable ripping down what you build.”
~ Ryan Smith, Qualtrics

“The DNA of today’s amazing entrepreneurs is the same as it was for Larry or Sergey.” (re how Google/Alphabet still inspires him)
John Doerr, KPCB

“Patient, providers, and payers aren’t linked in any rational economic system” (re healthcare)
John Doerr, KPCB

“Ideas are easy, it’s execution that’s everything.”
John Doerr, KPCB

“Hardware is the double black diamond of startups.” (re large horizontal market of wearables)
~ Jon Callaghan, True Ventures

“Unicorns are magical creatures by nature. I would like to see these unicorns being judged by the magic that they bring rather than their price tag.”
~ Adi Tatarko, Houzz

Conference Link: TechCrunch Disrupt SF