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Meet the Author: William H. Draper III, '50

The Startup Game: Inside the Partnership Between Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs
Sponsored by the Yale Club of Silicon Valley



Wednesday, January 12, 6:00 pm at Cafe Borrone to meet the author; 7:00 pm at Kepler's Books (next door) for author's presentation

Cafe Borrone and Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA

 
The Startup Game is the first up-close look at how the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is critical to the future of business. For more than 40 years, Bill Draper has worked with top entrepreneurs in fabled Silicon Valley, where today’s vision is made into tomorrow’s reality.  
   
From the VC who saw the value in Skype, Zappos, and many other companies, comes firsthand stories of success.  In these pages, Bill Draper explores:
- how to evaluate innovative ideas and the entrepreneurs behind those ideas (lessons from Yahoo, Baidu, Tesla Motors, Activision, Measurex, and more)
- the value of political leadership in creating opportunity, including on-the-ground accounts of how Deng Xiaoping brought China roaring into the modern world.


Written in an engaging narrative, and incorporating the author’s own personal experience as well as other successful entrepreneurs, this book provides a much needed look at how the world of venture capital and entrepreneurship work.

"An absolutely fascinating and well-told story by one of the great men--and gentlemen--of the Silicon Valley startup world.  Must -- indeed, required -- reading for anyone interested in the American entrepreneurial adventure." --CHRISTOPHER BUCKLEY, '75, author and political satirist

"No single venture capitalist more embodies the best in venture capital; Bill Draper sets the bar high. It is not just his demonstrable success in business, but it is also his high ethical standards that earn him the respect and the following that he has in the world of business."  --PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH, '48; LLDH '91

 


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