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Art-Of-War

Art-Of-War

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Published by: SteveNewcomb on Dec 12, 2011
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Weird, Wacky and Fun Stuff is Being Tried
The Art of War:
A Warrior
ʼ
s Guide to Raising Money in the Battlefields of the Silicon Valley
"
© copyright 2011 Steve Newcomb all rights reserved
!
page 1
 
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WAR
the art of
A Warrior’s Guide to How to Raise Money on theBattlefield of the Silicon Valley
 
The Art of War:
A Warrior
ʼ
s Guide to Raising Money in the Battlefields of the Silicon Valley
"
© copyright 2011 Steve Newcomb all rights reserved
!
page 2
bn 
 
WHO
I am Steve Newcomb. I am most commonlyknown as the founder of Powerset, which isnow the Microsoft Bing search engine. I havebeen part of building 12 other startups andnone of my startups have ever failed. Manythings define me, but above all else is myendless appetite to learn and to discover newthings.
HOW
Get notified each time a new essay isreleased:www.blognewcomb.comphone: (415) 290-0787email: steve.e.newcomb@gmail.comtwitter:@stevenewcombfacebook:stevenewcomblinkedIn:stevenewcomb
WHAT
I am a man, 41 yearsold with some brownhair that seems tohave its own agenda.I stand 6 foot 1.5inches, but I'mconvinced I haveshrunk at least 1/4inch.Sometimes I havefacial hair,sometimes I don't, itseems to depend onhow close or how farI am away from beingin the Caribbean.
WHERE
I live in South Berkeley in a normal house. I'llwork anywhere I can get to the Inter-tubes orany place where I can meet someoneinteresting. I particularly like coffee shops, butI usually don
ʼ
t order coffee. I love iced tea, it ismy elixir of choice (only with Splenda ofcourse).
WHY
There are far too few entrepreneurs that stoplong enough to share their stories andknowledge. If just a few of us stop to take thetime to write down what we have learned sothat we could pass it on, we would make thepaths for future entrepreneurs just a little biteasier to blaze.The essays that I write are for thebenefit of founders of startups.My intent is to offer a nobullshit approach toadvising people. I try toalways include lessonslearned from myexperiences in creatingmy companies. If youare a first timefounder, orconsideringbecoming one, I hopethat my essays cangive you raw insightinto what it was likefor me. And while Idon
ʼ
t think that myexperiences could everrepresent all of theknowledge necessary tobecome a great founder, Ido think that I have a fewnuggets of uncommonand perhaps uniqueinsights.
BlogNewcomb 
 
The Art of War:
A Warrior
ʼ
s Guide to Raising Money in the Battlefields of the Silicon Valley
"
© copyright 2011 Steve Newcomb all rights reserved
!
page 1
bn 
Raising money is war. Knowing how to raise it, whento raise it and who to raise it from are important skillsof a founder warrior. You must know how to raise itwell. Heed this and your startup may win thebattleground; ignore it and you will die
WAR
the art of

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