Want to get validation for your early-stage startup or just a startup idea from Sillicon Valley startup mentor on the spot? Want to know what does it mean to fail as a startup “over there”? Or to get acquired by Google? Raise over $20 million dollars in venture capital? Live through the Get Satisfaction ups and downs? Make sure not to miss out the Valley Talks with Lane Becker at Foundation Networks on Friday, August 11th at 17:00h! Listen to his vivid life experience and use the open floor to ask any of these questions!
Lane Becker has been hanging out on the Web since it was invented, from his first job setting up websites for the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 to his first failed startup in 1999, then on to more successful ventures: co-founding one of the world's first user experience design firms, Adaptive Path, in 2001, and online customer service community platform Get Satisfaction in 2007.
At Adaptive Path, Lane ran the consulting practice as well as the New Ventures program, which aided early-stage startups with product development in exchange for equity, and developed Measure Map, a blog analytics tool acquired by Google in 2005 and incorporated into Google Analytics. Adaptive Path was a “bootstrapped” company that never took any outside investment and was acquired by Capital One Bank in 2014. Get Satisfaction raised over $20 million dollars in venture capital and was acquired by the social marketing firm Sprinklr in 2015.
Lane is currently at 18F, a new division of the United States government working to bring modern digital practices to government, modeled in part after the Government Digital Service (GDS) in the UK. Previous to 18F, he worked with the nonprofit Code for America, which provides similar services at the city level, as their Director of Product and Startups.
Lane is our in-house mentor thanks to SECO EP and is looking forward to hearing what is your startup all about! See you on August 11th (Friday) at 17:00h!
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