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Mark sits down with John Greathouse of Rincon Ventures. The Venture Capitalist and UC Santa Barbara professor talks about living in Santa Barbara, his involvement with Resumator, and gives some valuable advice to young entrepreneurs.
0:55 Welcome John Greathouse of Rincon Ventures
1:30 How did you get started at GoToMeeting?
2:45 When you started it was called Expert City, how did you get involved with them?
4:20 How did you end up in Santa Barbara?
6:20 Santa Barbara question from Michael Robinson: What does Rincon mean?
7:00 What is it like in Santa Barbara? Is there a good tech community there?
8:15 What do you think about the correlation between tech communities and universities?
9:30 Would you assume the people graduating in engineering out of Santa Barbara are looking to stay there, instead of going to LA or SF?
10:35 How do you establish a place with great culture?
11:30 Is it fair to say that employees choose their own hours is a ploy or a gimmick?
13:00 Talk about other tools used to build a good culture in startups?
14:45 Detroit Venture Partners are trying to build an entrepreneurial community in Detroit. Follow them @dvptweets Thanks to Detroit Venture Partners
16:10 Let’s talk about Resumator. How did you find a company like that in Pittsburgh?
19:45 I want to give 2 tips to entrepreneurs…
24:00 Resumator just signed a new deal correct?
25:30 How did they get such big brand names so quickly?
26:30 Let’s talk about your blog infochachkie.
28:15 Do you recommend young people try to become VCs?
31:00 Do you think the highs and lows of success are more polarized as an entrepreneur than as a VC?
32:30 Let’s talk about Tradesy.
34:30 How did you come to invest in Tradesy?
35:30 Search DiNunzio on http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/
37:00 The problem with VCs is that they often lose touch with the fact that a lot of people live on avery fixed budget
38:00 Let’s talk about Ring Revenue
39:30 It’s one of the only companies you invest in actually in Santa Barbara, tell me what interested you about them.
44:30 Let’s talk about Walker Corporate Law. Please Follow Scott Ed Walker @ScottEdWalker
46:15 Why are you still teaching at UCSB?
48:00 What advice do you give to graduating seniors?
55:00 Is it true you become more cautious while working with another company?
57:40 Lynda.com has never taken any funding. What do you think about that?
63:14 Do you think VCs are some of the most important people you’ll meet as an entrepreneur?
64:50 Thanks to Detroit Venture Partners and Walker Corporate Law
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