David Feinleib

Author of Why Startups Fail: And How Yours Can Succeed

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Now here's someone who a lot of startups would kill to sit down at a table with: David Feinleib. He is the author of the book Why Startups Fail: And How Yours Can Succeed. He also writes The Next Big Thing, a widely read blog on Forbes.com covering startups, venture capital, and big data.

David is co-founder of Speechpad, a leader in crowdsourced transcription services. Previously he was a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, a $2B venture capital firm. Prior to Mohr Davidow, Mr. Feinleib founded Likewise Software, which was acquired by EMC, and Consera Software, which was acquired by HP. He began his career at Microsoft. DAvid holds a BA Summa Cum Laude from Cornell University and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is a six time marathon finisher and Ironman.

Why we invited David

David designs big pictures. But how do you paint a clear big picture? How did he develop these skills, and how important are they to cultivate as a designer?

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