Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, Shawn Flynn regularly works with Incubators, Accelerators, Angel Groups, Venture Capitalists, local Governments, and Institutions. In 2018, he started to interview people in the entrepreneur community to seek their knowledge and wisdom to help others.
Steve Schneider talks about his career, including his time with electric vehicles serving as CEO for ZAP. He also gives advice to entrepreneurs looking to raise money and tells the story about how he started Homes 4 the Homeless after losing his home in the 2017 California wildfires. He also talks about his recent appointment as Head of the Family Office Network’s Philanthropy Division.
Steve answers a bunch of questions: What was it like to raise 1 billion in funding? How is raising capital different from China vs the US? Has the Electric Vehicle market evolved as one would have predicted over the last 20 yrs Possible solutions to solve the Homeless epidemic that’s growing in the US? and so much more…
About The Silicon Valley Podcast
Entrepreneur, Podcast Host, Professor, Investment Banker
Shawn Flynn, Host:
“There is so much misinformation out there and so many gaps in the information that is available that something had to be done. After college I wanted to explore the world and so I traveled. I lived in Costa Rica, Europe and China for many years. I was able to support myself through starting companies and failing and scraping by here and there with an occasional success. I learned a lot, an awful lot. In fact, I thought I could hold my own with almost anyone when it came to talking business. Then in 2013 I moved to Silicon Valley and realized I never really knew anything. The people here are amazing. I was lost. I had to start at square one and build relations and learn from the people around me. The people here have experience and wisdom that is unmatched in the startup world. What they possess can help entrepreneurs everywhere. With that, I have been on a mission to get that knowledge in the hands of others.
The last few years have been amazing, and I know the next will even be better for myself and the people who take full advantage of the knowledge that these experts and entrepreneurs are giving you through our interviews.”
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