Sep 12

NewCo SF, part 3

newcologo
NewCo SF
September 11-12, 2014
San Francisco, California

“Revenue is not the game, it’s the scoreboard.”
~ Matt MacInnis, Inkling

“For Inkling, humility, integrity and responsibility are most important traits in hiring and communication; negotiation and emotional mastery are most important skills.”
~ Matt MacInnis, Inkling

“People trust others more than they trust brands.”
Katy Keim, Lithium

“We were able to raise money on favorable terms, which has let us build great features for users.”
~ Tim Kendall, Pinterest

“What can a Pin be and not be?” (to Tim Kendall)
~ John Battelle, NewCo

Visual Quote:
Matt MacInnis - NewCo SF
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“We want to help people discover the things they love (or didn’t know they love)… and we want to help you go out and do that (which you love), so we have created Product Pins, Location Pins, etc…”
~ Tim Kendall, Pinterest

“I don’t think the idea is to go head to head with Google.”
~ Tim Kendall, Pinterest

“Now interaction design is fucking everything… if you can’t make the swipes and interaction work—good luck—your service is dead!”
~ Tim Kendall, Pinterest

“We believe in KNIT—as a metaphor.  When we (like an idea) we quarantine designer, engineer, and product person(to develop it.) Collaboration across disciplines creates magic.”
~ Tim Kendall, Pinterest

“What you do on Pinterest is about the future,so we have all this future data about you. I think this (future data) is the key to creating an amazing mobile experience for you.”
~ Tim Kendall, Pinterest

“We can put awesome location specific stuff in front of you as you navigate the world. If you use us for discovery in your life, there is a way to put advertising beside it, and that scales to the moon.”
~ Tim Kendall, Pinterest

Conference Link: NewCo SF

Sep 11

NewCo SF, part 2

newcologo
NewCo SF
September 11-12, 2014
San Francisco, California

“The ability to take control that we have in the physical world, is sorely lacking in the digital world.”
Linden Tibbets, IFTTT

“A channel is a ‘consumerized API’—made easier for consumers.”
Linden Tibbets, IFTTT

“In 5 to 10 years, everything will be connecting to the internet in some way.”
Linden Tibbets, IFTTT

“We will build a library of templates—that is where we are going long term.”
Linden Tibbets, IFTTT

“Every time the SF Giants start a game, I turn my lights Orange.”
Linden Tibbets, IFTTT

Visual Quote:
Shane Ginsberg - NewCo SF
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“For big brands, this (Silicon Valley) is essentially free money being invested in innovation.”
~ Jon Corshen, Pilot44

“There is no  single playbook for Innovation, but there are some pretty good plays.”
Mark Silva, Kite

“Our job is to help brands to find their next consumer (largely millennial) at the speed of culture.”
Mark Silva, Kite

“Everybody wants to have their own Silicon Valley–england, ireland, germany, etc.”
~ Evangelos Simoudis, TridentCapital

“Now you can innovate as a CPG Co, at the service level.” (across 10,00 distributed innovations)
~ Shane Ginsberg, Organic

Conference Link: NewCo SF

Sep 11

NewCo SF, part 1

newcologo
NewCo SF
September 11-12, 2014
San Francisco, California

“We are very inclusive, we think everyone should be able to publish on Medium.”
~ Evan Hansen, Medium

“People may be able to build their own businesses upon Medium—1000 True Fans/ Patrons might be a model that works.”
~ Evan Hansen, Medium

“The operating system of the future has to be build on this kind of foundational layer.”
Linden Tibbets, IFTTT

“Medium represents a context shift that brands that are looking for thought leadership can really benefit from.”
~ Evan Hansen, Medium

“Startups represent Generation Why Not?”
~
Lauren Busto, PCH International

Visual Quote:
Evan Hansen - NewCo SF
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“Medium has a ‘corporate underwriting’ model for high quality content—very native.”
~ Evan Hansen, Medium

“We are committing to sell a guaranteed number of minutes spent reading (an underwriters content).”
~ Evan Hansen, Medium

“We are very inclusive, we think everyone should be able to publish on Medium.”
~ Evan Hansen, Medium

“Most of our traffic comes from Facebook, like everybody else.”
~ Evan Hansen, Medium

“We have a special relationship with Twitter, but referrals from Facebook are more than anyone—its off the charts.”
~ Evan Hansen, Medium

Conference Link: NewCo SF

Sep 09

TechCrunch Disrupt SF, part 3

disruptSF
TechCrunch Disrupt SF
September 8-10, 2014
San Francisco, California

“When you have a city that has hit bottom as much as Detroit, that means opportunity.”
~ Dan Gilbert, Opportunity Detroit

“Until you hit BOTTOM bottom, you don’t know how great you can be….”
~ Dan Gilbert, Opportunity Detroit

“Normally I don’t get one question in before you start taking over and talking about taking acid with Steve Jobs or something.” (to Marc Benioff)
~ Michael Arrington, TechCrunch

“When people start to see their enterprise data on wearables, there is an audible gasp in the room.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“The greatest joy you are going to get in life is through giving.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

Visual Quote:
Marc Benioff - TechCrunch Disrupt SF
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“When this gold rush period is over, I want to be able to look back and say we made good use of this time.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“There are 3 kinds of machines that people will wear on their face: 1 ‘buckets’ – the matrix machine; 2 the notification machine; 3 the natural machine.”
~ Meron Gribetz, Meta

“The natural machine approach to VR brings people together—allows us to make eye contact and focus on digital information.”
~ Meron Gribetz, Meta

“Let this be the day we stop developing for these small insignificant screens and start developing for the world.”
~ Meron Gribetz, Meta

“I brought my own questions, just in case he (Michael Arrington) doesn’t ask good ones.”
~ Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

Michael Arrington asked if he could be rough to me, and I said that’s OK as long as I could be rough to him.”
~ Vinod Khosla, Khosla Ventures

Conference Link: TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Sep 09

TechCrunch Disrupt SF, part 2

disruptSF
TechCrunch Disrupt SF
September 8-10, 2014
San Francisco, California

“Twitter is not going to be enough to take civilization to the next level.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“Anti-aging is an extremely under explored field.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“I think Silicon Valley will be the center of the US economy for the next 10-20 years. I believe that more strongly than most people.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“Do a little bit of evil, but don’t get caught.” (as a Lyft investor, quoting his idea of Uber’s version of ‘don’t be evil’)
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“Great investments may look crazy, but aren’t.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“You can build a great business—it is neither easy nor impossible. It is hard.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

Visual Quote:
Arnie Kuenn - TechCrunch Disrupt SF
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“How do we become the place for people to come to find things to do?”
~ Kevin Hartz, EventBrite

“We had over a million events on EventBrite last year.”
~ Julia Hartz, EventBrite

“There is a lot to be learned from the buyers side of the industry, and we are taking cues from that….”
~ Kevin Hartz, EventBrite

“We sell over a million tickets a week, and over half of those are to repeat customers.”
~ Julia Hartz, EventBrite

“Facebook likes events because they want the news feed to reflect real life, and events (do that).”
~ Julia Hartz, EventBrite

“As we move into an ‘experience economy’ your Facebook newsfeed is where you can display these experiences.”
~ Kevin Hartz, EventBrite

Conference Link: TechCrunch Disrupt SF

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