Who is Jeff Winner? As the site said:
Jeff Winner is a principal in venture accelerator Alacrity Partners. He was most recently VP of engineering at Friendster, leading the well-known scaling and performance rewrite. Previous posts include Demandtec, eGroups, Netscape, Collabra, and Verity.
In other words, he's been around the block a few times in Silicon Valley. He's learned a lot and had much to share with us about the world of VCs, startups, scaling companies, and so on.
Much of what was said is off the record, but I think everyone learned a lot from Jeff's honesty and experiences. One amusing think we did learn is that VCs don't want to fund enterprise software startups. That's just not interesting to them at all.
Nobody was surprised by that either. :-)
There were a lot of new faces at 106 Miles this time and I hope to see many returning next time. Amusingly, when the topic of "how you learned about 106 Miles" came up at my table there were three common answers:
- Read about it on Jeremy's blog
- Read about it on Joyce's blog
- I'm a friend of Joyce
Blogs are the new grapevine.
Thanks again to Joyce and CommerceNet for making 106 Miles happen.
Posted by jzawodn at March 10, 2005 12:19 AM