David Skok is a General Partner at the early stage VC firm Matrix Partners, and has been building and growing companies since starting his first at age 22. He has years of experience and expertise in the area of cloud computing, with a particular focus on SaaS, Open Source software, virtualization and utility computing products. Having founded four companies and taken three of those public, David offers a unique perspective on growing companies through the ups and downs of various market cycles.
Since joining Matrix Partners in 2001, David has invested in companies such as HubSpot, Namely, JBoss, Netezza, GrabCad, Meteor, and many others, collaborating with founders to help them grow their companies better and faster.
Through his experience as a founder and now an investor, David has become one of the leading thinkers on growth and building a business, specifically in the areas of sales and marketing. He shares his advice, and resources for founders and their companies on his blog, forEntrepreneurs.com. forEntrepreneurs is highly regarded as one of the top ranked blogs for startups and entrepreneurs, and his post on SaaS Metrics 2.0 - A Guide to Measuring and Improving What Matters is often cited by entrepreneurs as a critical tool in the growth and management of their companies. You can find David’s full profile here and follow him on Twitter @BostonVC.
David's Wrap Up Note:
Thanks to everyone for joining my AMA. I appreciate all of your questions and really enjoyed the two hours I was able to spend with you. I hope the thoughts I shared answered some key questions for you and sparked some new ideas. I'm very sorry I won't be able to get to all of the remaining questions. My team at Matrix Partners has posted some links to my blog posts where applicable, and I look forward to connecting with many of you on my blog in the future!
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