Professor HENRY WONG

Garage Technology Ventures

Title of the speech:

5 Elements of Success in Silicon Valley

What are the 5 items that a VC must hear before he can go forward? Silicon Valley VCs all want to hear your deliberation on the 5 Elements. What are they and why are they the deciding factors on whether you will be evaluated and enter into Due Diligence by their associates? Market, Barrier to Entry, Team, Customer, Old Boys’ Network Guanxi Relationship. Without any one of them, your case will be put on the pending file, and eventually lost in space. “MBTCO” is your new word! Come attend this class to learn these critical elements. Your chance of a success would be higher!

Title of workshop:

Stanford VC Acid Test Workshop

This Stanford WorkShop will drill down on the 5 critical elements and provide a blow-by-blow and punch-by-punch action oriented consultative solutions. Details will be given to TAM-SAM, SWOT, Product Life Cycle, Product Portfolio Analysis, Social Style Selling Behavior, and Personality Enneagram. During his workshop, Henry Wong will discuss the acid test for entrepreneurs, and talk about what elements to present when thinking about raising venture capital. Wong has the passion in helping startups to be successful by either serving on the board or acting as an advisor. He receives 10,000 business plans a year, why should he reads your plan versus the other guys? Why are you so attractive? Can turn his head?


Professor Henry Wong has been a prolific and successful venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and Stanford University Mentor in Silicon Valley during the last 37 years.

After working for four Fortune 100 corporations, Henry channeled his entrepreneurial spirit to go and “change the world.” Frustrated with existing sloppy edge technologies, Henry founded, seed-funded, and exited five successful startups, including SS8 Networks (ADC Telecom), IP Communications (Nokia), XaQti Semiconductor (Vitesse), CNet Technology (IPO), and Combined (Cisco). He is always the founder, chairman, first president, and CEO. Professor Henry has the successful experience in selling his startup Combiner to Cisco for US$165M in 1995 money valuation.

Realizing that “money makes the world go round,” Henry founded Diamond TechVentures, a Trans-Pacific Venture Investment firm. In parallel, he was also the venture partner to Guy Kawasaki’s Garage Technology Ventures, and before that, Crystal Ventures.

Henry holds a Business degree from the University of Utah, an MBA in Telecom Management from Golden Gate University. He is an MBA Professor at Sofia University and is a Mentor at Stanford University. He was a 2002 finalist for the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award.” Henry is a frequent Keynote Speaker, Panel Discussion contributor, and a Business Plan Competition Judge.



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