Entrepreneurship Blog (demo)

Welcome to my entrepreneurship blog!

Feel free to check out the courses I've created on Udemy to share the knowledge I've learned from my time in the startup world. Learn how to raise money from investors, how to hire the best people, and how to use social media to get noticed. Click one of the courses on the right or check out the first course below.

Udemy’s $1M Fundraising Story: Lessons Learned about Pitching Investors from a First-Time Entrepreneur

Udemy recently closed a $1 million financing from a syndicate of angel investors. I couldn’t be prouder of the Udemy team. We’re thrilled to have the support of angels who invested in (or started) companies like YouTube, Yelp, LinkedIn, Twitter, Playdom and Zynga.

For those of you unfamiliar with us, Udemy is a website that enables anyone to build their own online course. You can create a course about anything – photoshop, Ruby on Rails, texas hold ‘em poker or english language learning. It’s fast, easy, and free.

Some background – One year ago, when I first joined Udemy, we were nothing. My two co-founders were new to the US. I spent the previous 6 months in Washington, DC working in the government – far away from startup land. We then went out to pitch our startup and got rejected by 30 of the best investors you ever heard of. It was brutal, but we were fortunate enough to bounce back.

This is the story of how it happened and what we learned from our experience... Read More

The Lean Startup Talk at Stanford E-Corner