Jeremiah Owyang’s Perspective on the Facebook f/8 Announcement (sound is a bit defective)

April 30th, 2010   •   no comments   

As a voice of reason over all the hype about Facebook, I always want to check in with Jeremiah Owyang Partner at Altimeter Group. They’re based in Silicon Valley. Jeremiah gives me the straight scoop on their latest announcement. To all my listeners, sorry the sound is not great. I wanted to share the content anyway.

David Hornik of August Capital describing the “must attend” event for entrepreneurs called The Lobby. Part 3 of 3

April 19th, 2010   •   no comments   

Who would have ever known that David Hornik’s son made a puppet “Little David” for his birthday? David Hornik is happy to mention it to provide a perspective of himself. Hornik also talks to me about an An August Capital event called the Lobby. It’s part TED (Technology, Entertainment And Design) and part Foo Camp (Friends of O’Reilly). David Hornik Partner at August tells Marketing Voices listeners what the Lobby is, and why it is so successful. IT is an invite-only event, so despite the great insights Hornik provides on this podcast, it takes initiative to get invited to the Lobby. But don’t give up pursuing it, if you want to go. He is waiting for those who show the most initiative. Keep pursuing David Hornik at August Capital.

David Hornik Of August Capital: Venture Capitalist – How do you get his attention? Part 2 of 3

April 12th, 2010   •   3 comments   

Hundreds of thousands of people are trying today to get to see David Hornik. He is a celebrated venture capitalist who is based in Menlo Park in the heart of Silicon Valley. How do you get his attention when you are seeking funding as an entrepreneur? You have to either have such a compelling idea that he will listen to you or even better be introduced by someone he trusts and knows. He likes smart people who don’t waste his time, and come with the uncommon idea that he finds so unique he has to talk to you. David is a celebrated and successful VC who funds companies in social media and marketing like SixApart, Stumbleupon and VideoEgg.

Conversation with David Hornik, Venture Capitalist Extraordinaire with August Capital: Part One of Three Interviews

April 8th, 2010   •   1 comment   

David Hornik is renowned in the venture industry for his unusual perspective on social media. He is an investor in Six Apart, Stumbleupon and VideoEgg. His VentureBlog is one of the most highly read blogs in the industry and his podcast VentureCast, is educational and fun. David talks to me about his latest thinking on the social media world and explains why he feels Facebook is the most amazing platform today. We also discuss Twitter and the future for mobile. This is just part one of three podcasts from David Hornik that will air on Marketing Voices.

iPhone OS Platform Must Be Understood By Marketers Says Wildly Successful Tapulous Ceo Bart Decrem

April 8th, 2010   •   no comments   

Planning to make Tapulous repeat its Tap Tap Revenge iPhone and iPod success on the iPad with its game called Radiation, Bart Decrem tells me how he believes marketers should understand the iPhone OS platform. Tapulous has one of the most successful games for the iPhone OS and Decrem believes marketers should leverage the success of the platform.