Insights on startups, (David Lawee, Google)

2008 June 8
by Ismail Dhorat

David Lawee, VP of Corporate Development at Google, shares his insight on setting up a company.

Key Takeaways & Notes

Top 3 Lessons

  • Be Passionate
  • Partnerships are amazing but hard
  • Speed is everything

Things to think about for partnerships

  • Do you want flip? Grow? IPO?
  • Fianancing, How much and from where? (Angels, VC, Equity, Friends)
  • People
  • Culture

The ability to move quickly is your best competitive advantage

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