Hello there! Just wanted to pin this note to welcome you to SSG community on Commonlounge. Commonlounge is a little different and there are four major reasons we started this community:
Complement to the Slack Group: We have a really good time discussing stuff in the Slack group, but it's hard to hold Q&A Sessions, or have deeper discussions that you may want to revisit later. It's closer to a good place to hang out, like a modern IRC chat, but there's no good equivalent modern forum to it :)
Q&A Sessions: Q&A Sessions are a really good way for a community to learn from the industry insiders, and get their thoughts on where they see the space moving. It's also a good way for founders, designers and engineers on the front lines to talk about their experiences. Commonlounge supports native Q&A Sessions and the process of tagging every reply makes it easy to filter later on, leading to a better consumption experience. Check out a sample here: Q&A Session with Anthony Faria (Director of Product Design, Handshake Corp.)
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Hi everyone! I'm Anthony Faria and I've been designing professionally for 15+ years delivering industry recognized creative solutions in digital media, print, experiential, product UX/UI, advertising, marketing and branding design.
I attended the Rhode Island School of Design and received BFA from The University of the Arts. For the past 12 years, I have been bringing to life brands and building smart, innovative products. We take simple ideas and develop complete user experiences which have included cohesive branding, marketing and advertising campaigns that support award-winning designed mobile products. I have also been a Creative Director at ‘Top 5 US Web Property’ and New York based mobile startup for 8 years now.
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Hi everyone! I'm Andy and I'm an investor at Social Capital based in Palo Alto, CA. Social Capital is a partnership of philanthropists, technologists and capitalists utilizing venture capital as a force to create value and change on a global scale.
Previously, I ran finance and built out the analytics for OMGPOP, a VC backed social gaming startup. We sold the company to Zynga in March 2012 for $180M.
Before OMGPOP, I began my career with IBM's M&A team buying software companies ranging from $20M - $10B+ valuations. I'm passionate about startups, especially ones focused on health and data.
Ask me anything!
Moderator note: We are very excited to have Andy do this Q&A Session for us here! You can follow Andy on Twitter (@artzandy) and ask him about Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Modeling, Due Diligence, Financial Management, Budgeting, Venture Fundraising, Data Mining, mySQL and Web Analytics.
This guide by GV Partner Jake Knapp is an excellent supplement to the Sprint book. It's a really good to go through if you're thinking of naming your company, designing your logo, hiring an agency, or writing a manifesto.