Nivi · June 3rd, 2008
Mike Cassidy‘s talk on building companies fast is a must-read for all entrepreneurs:
(The slides are here if you don’t see them embedded above.)
Mike founded Stylus Innovation (sold 2 years after launch for $13M), Direct Hit (sold 500 days after launch for $500M), and Xfire (sold 2 years after launch for $110M). Mike is currently the CEO of travel guide and tour review site Ruba.
I originally saw Mike’s talk at Dave McClure’s Startup2Startup. The audio from that talk is not available, so I pieced together some clips of Mike on Tim Ferriss’ Art of Speed panel at SXSW: Mike on the Art of Speed (mp3).
You’ll learn a lot more from the slides if you listen to the audio too.