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Bill Baloglu, Founder and CEO of Silicon Valley Virtual, LLC, is a successful high-techentrepreneur and twenty-two year Silicon Valley veteran. Bill has founded, co-founded andplayed pivotal roles in several Silicon Valley startups:
As a member of Versant’s founding team, Bill played an instrumental role in the company'sgrowth and success in the U.S. and European markets. Versant Corporation went publicwith a market capitalization of several hundred million dollars.
As the co-founder Bill successfully launched new European products in the United Statesand Japan, which led to the acquisition of IP by a market leader in a multimillion dollartransaction.
A Silicon Valley, IT services company founded by Mr. Baloglu. Under his leadership andonly four years after conception, ObjectFocus registered a phenomenal 200%, multimillion-dollar growth rate.
Bill's early work and strategy led to the company's initial funding and launching of itspioneering online directory service that was ultimately acquired by TransWestern, theleading independent phone directory publisher in the United States.Additionally, Bill Baloglu is a nationally and internationally recognized public speaker on topicslike entrepreneurship and high-technology and has been regularly featured in the media. Billhas chaired user groups and entrepreneurship forums both in Silicon Valley and on the EastCoast of the U.S. He has co-authored monthly columns in publications of the world's leadingsoftware and Internet media group, Sys-Con and is the author of From Zero to the First Million,due to be released in the fall of 2008.This eBook, Ten Deadly Sins of Software Startups is written from the transcripts of an eight-dayseries of interviews with Judy O'Loughlin of SVX Internet Radio and covers the most commonpitfalls, mistakes, and “sins” that early-stage software entrepreneurs and startups MUST avoid.