San Diego, CAUSA 92122
April 19, 2012
Been practicing the "LEAN" principles since I've been involved with Lean Manufacturing and Consultative Selling since the mid-1990s', and having started my own company in 2002, raised over $1M, sold 10% at $10M pre-money valuation. Did over $1.5M in revenues in the first 24 months (post funding), profitable in 20 months. Just exited by selling, buy-out license agreement in other countries. Previous buy-out was a startup, exited at $10M valuation in the company's first three years.
Serial Entrepreneur. Producer of www.SDEntrepreneurDay.com the first annual San Diego Entrepreneur Day, creating our own version of SXSW in the streets of downtown San Diego. Just started Robin Hood Ventures Group, an accelerator fund to invest in early stage startups, and provides a coworking space.
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Founder of Concerto Networks, involved with startups for over 10 years. Serial Entrepreneur. Founder of www.SDEntrepreneurDay.com the first annual San Diego Entrepreneur Day, creating our own version of SXSW in the streets of downtown San Diego.
Hi Raymond, and welcome to the group! Jump right in and attend an event. It's the best way to meet other players. Enjoy!
Thank you so much for joining our Meetup group. We're glad to have you!
We have many events throughout the year. Our largest one is our Geek Girl San Diego Tech Conference -hope you can come: http://gkgl.co/112wlsO
Out next Meetup is going to be showing off all the cool apps created by local woman in tech! Come join us for Apps & Appetizers Tuesday the 28th at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town! http://gkgl.co/12n97tW
Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Ray, it was a pleasure meeting you today. Thank you for all that you are doing to help entrepreneurs. Do not hesitate to reach out to me if there is anything I can do for you.
Hi Ray! I'm working for a VC/software firm up in Silicon Valley called Originate and we'd love to help foster the entrepreneurial spirit in San Diego. Would love to chat and see how we could help you out. We're also holding a job info session for UCSD students on Tuesday 1/10 and could use a little advice from someone in the area. -- Thanks! Garrett
Hello Raymond! Thank you for the warm welcome...you being the CEO of SDEC I appreciate your outreach to San Diego's aspiring entrepreneurs and the opportunities you offer with SDEC. I look forward to meeting you and your team and the potential to leverage all the experience and knowledge you bring! - Warm Regards, John Vallas
Thank you Raymond! Will look forward to seeing you and the others.
I interested in angel investing and business. Part of my discovery process involves getting a much broader entrepreneur and investor experience. I think your group is a good starting point to meet interesting individuals.