Venture Capital and TED

Starting out in 1984, TED (Technology, Innovation, Design) brings together the world’s top “thinkers and doers”, and challenges them to give the talk of their lives in the grand total of 18 minutes. Some of these have crossed over into the realm of venture capital and the following two videos are amongst the better talks available.

The first was given by John Doerr, partner at legendary Silicon Valley VC firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, entitled “Seeking Salvation and Profit in Greentech”. Here it is:

The second clip features “The Pitch Coach” David S. Rose of Rose Tech Ventures and New York Angels speaking about 10 things you need to know before you pitch to a VC for money:

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