Jeff Wallace sat down with Jeffery Potvin to share his journey from his Wall Street career into becoming a passionate early stage investor. Discover the interesting concept behind the greyhound bus syndrome and the difference between an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) and MVT (Minimum Viable Traction). Understand the various risks an early stage entrepreneur needs to mitigate and learn how to draw in more strategic investors that would not only bring in the capital but the other support needed to back your business.
Jeff is a long-time Bay Area resident who works with global startup ecosystems, including governments, corporations & startup accelerators/entrepreneurs, to help catalyze startup environments & create a bridge to Silicon Valley. He is an Adjunct Instructor at UC Berkeley and is co-founder of Silicon Valley in Your Pocket, a global virtual startup accelerator, serving 100s of companies across 23+ countries. He is co-founder & former President of Batchery, an incubator for seed stage startups. He is an active angel investor with equity positions in 150+ companies and an active advisor & investor at Berkeley SkyDeck. He is an Executive Board Member for the Rutgers Business School Road to Silicon Valley Program (RSVP). Previously, he worked at Cognizant & Brillio as founder & Global Head for Mobility & UX practices. He is a frequent keynote speaker at global tech & startup events. He holds a BA in Economics/Finance from Rutgers College & an MBA from UC Berkeley.