Welcome to Silicon Valley Successes. Today we have Elisa Chiu an investor turned entrepreneur who operates at the intersection of tech innovation, cross border collaboration and Asian market emerging. She works with top entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives from Y Combinator, 500 startups, Warner Brothers, UBS, Deutsche Telekom, Uber, Intel, and such for growth market entry and investments in Asia through the Anchor Taiwan Residency Program. Elisa, first question is why Taiwan?
On today's show we welcome Chien Lee, a marketer driven by data analytics and a huge basketball and tennis fanatic. He graduated from Cal Berkeley with extensive analysis consultant experience with fortune 500 companies. In 2016, he founded “SparkAmplify” an artificial intelligence powered media outreach SAS platform that helps brands maximize their press coverage.
Today we interview Ralph Leung
Ralph is a proven senior executive with 20 years of diverse blue-chip leadership experience across strategic finance, corporate strategy, and operations at companies ranging from early-stage startups to Fortune 100 companies globally. Over the past 7 years, he has also advised extensively high growth technology companies, helping them navigate through early-stage strategic and operational growth.
Currently as the Chief Financial Officer at Jyve?”
Phil Solk is a managing partner at Opero Partners. Providing strategic advice and hands-on implementation services to companies seeking to significantly enhance their growth trajectories.
He is a seasoned executive (former C-level, VP and directors) with functional expertise in marketing, sales management, operations, product & technology development, finance strategy, funding & M&A.
We interview him on Sales techniques, best practices, and advice for startups.
Today on Silicon Valley Success we interview Whit Howland who is a sales consultant. He has worked with all stages of companies from around the world. We focus todays interview on early stage companies, startups, the problems they face, whether they are from they US or from overseas coming here. We talk:
A startup sales strategy
The complete Sales Cycle
A startup first sale-idea to reality
Why consumers buy a product
Sales and Marketing and how they work together
Pricing your product to sell
And Whit gives some of the Best Sales Advice ever
Today on Silicon Valley Success we interview Junhwah and Chris who help startup go to Korea or from Korea help them setup in other countries with focus on Silicon Valley.
We talk about:
Setting your company up form the US to Korea, or from Korea to the US
Some of the areas that company fail in
Startup fund matching with the Korean Government
How to go about getting money from the Korean Government
Diversity and Inclusion with startups. Today’s guest Irma Zoepf and Ceser Teague detail the importance of having a wide perspective, and input from many different sources at any stage in a company’s life, even when it is just an early stage company with a very small team. We talk about the problems and opportunities of culture and language training and the awareness of communicating with different groups from around the world and how opportunities are available to those who really try to learn and listen with who they are trying to do business with.
Pivot Ep 9 SVS- Sergio and Jason are Serial Entrepreneurs who have started several companies. In their life journey, they have had some great successes as well as many failures. Based off of their life experiences, we focus on the aspect of “pivoting” in a company: what it means, why do it, when, how it impacts the team and the investors and more.
Carlos and Mary are top Commercial real estate agents in Silicon Valley who work with companies at all stages to find them the perfect office space. We talk about the leases that startup enter and what they should know when looking for a space such as; where their employees live, transportation, proximity to companies they can recruit from... We talk about working with landlords and items they might be flexible on, what tenant improvements are and how they effect a lease, finding out what office space might be more appropriate depending the needs of the company and the product or research they do and more. Watch this before signing a commercial lease.