My mentor Doug recently sold his company, DailyStrength to HSW.
Things we can learn:
1- Outside the Valley. I don’t think many people realize how big the pharmaceutical market really is. So many valley companies are creating some social this or game that and neglect large opportunities of “unattractive/sexy” lucrative markets.
2- Exits. They are good. How many companies get them vs fail?
3- Media = blah. Techcrunch disappoints me sometimes. They ripped him for selling it. Uh. Right. Just like how they wrote Facebook developer verification was genius and then said it sucked. I realize the media needs an angle for people to engage / read but this seems unnecessary. Regardless, media helps you and hurts you at times.
Your thoughts? Best comment will get a copy of Entrepreneurs Journey which was a good read. I really liked the history of kayak.com in there.