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Eric Young States Trajectory of a Startup Is Usually a Zigzag Instead of a Straight Line

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Eric Young

  • Co-founder and General Partner, Canaan Partners
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1956 (Age: 64 years old)
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Eric Young was a co-founder of Canaan Partners and has served as a General Partner since its inception. At Canaan, Young has concentrated on opportunities in communications systems and enterprise automation, having led its investments in Argon Networks, Copper Mountain Networks, Diffusion Software, Frame Technology, INS, Kalpana, ONI Systems, Spectrian and Visigenic Software.

Prior to Canaan, he was a Senior Vice President of GE Venture Capital. During his five years there, he was responsible for several successful investments in companies such as Nellcor and Octel Communications. Young joined GE in 1979, holding successive managerial positions in sales, marketing and manufacturing within two GE industrial product businesses before joining GE Venture Capital.

Eric Young is a graduate of Cornell University with a BS in mechanical engineering and received his MBA in finance from Northwestern University.

If entrepreneurs starting out understood all of the pitfalls and all of the risks and the unlikelihood of success that I can see maybe from outside the forest after having done this for awhile they may never proceed. So I think it's a necessary evil if you will and part of what our industry is supp...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Importance of Business Coursework For Engineering Students
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 2 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Importance of Understand the Customer
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 3 of 19 Eric Young Recommends Getting Exposure To Real-World Business
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 4 of 19 Eric Young States Young Entrepreneurs Often Make Mistake By Not Engaging Customer Earlier
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 5 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Importance of Developing Skills in Selling
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 6 of 19 Eric Young States Importance of Not Relying Solely on Internet for Customer Feedback
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 7 of 19 Eric Young Discusses People And Relationship Decisions
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 8 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Role and Structure Of The Business Plan
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 9 of 19 Eric Young Shares Thoughts On Dilution
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 10 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Moving The Status Quo And Optimism
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 11 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Failure In The Marketplace
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 12 of 19 Eric Young States Importance of Startup Having a Defined Focus
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 13 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Difficulty In Finding The Value Proposition
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 14 of 19 Eric Young States Trajectory of a Startup Is Usually a Zigzag Instead of a Straight Line
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
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Video 15 of 19 Eric Young Offers Advice To Entrepreneurs
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Video 16 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Learning From Failure
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Video 17 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Failure In Corporate Vs. Startup Setting
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Video 18 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Typically Overlooked Advice for Entrepreneurs
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Video 19 of 19 Eric Young Discusses Internet Can Help With Physical Location Aspects Of Business
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Eric Young States Trajectory of a Startup Is Usually a Zigzag Instead of a Straight Line
  • Eric Young - Interview - Investing in Entrepreneurs
  • 2/16/2013
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