414 pages.Book Description
Zero-to-IPO is the essential entrepreneurs guide to surviving startup & cashing out. It plots out the life of a high-tech startup in the context of a journey. Written in an easy- and fun-to-read style, Zero-to-IPO includes detailed roadmaps, travel guides and directories of investors, lawyers, banks, publications agencies and other resources you're likely to need on your journey.
About the Author
Since the birth of the personal computer, over 20 years ago, David Smith has been a high-technology entrepreneur founding several startups in Europe, Asia and the U.S. He has secured tens of millions of dollars in funding and led his technology-oriented teams through all stages of growth.
In the mid-1980’s David created one of the fastest growing PC clone manufacturers in the UK. As Apple World Marketing Manager for Apple Computer in the late 1980’s, he led the corporations branding and distribution efforts in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As a technologist and software inventor in the 1990’s, he created the worlds’ first virtual tradeshow on CD-ROM, the first CD-ROM to be filled with paid advertising and the leading web browser and safety service for kids. His products have won critical acclaim all over the world.
An accomplished speaker, David has been invited to speak at international conferences in Europe, Asia and the U.S. He has addressed U.S. government congressional hearings and appeared on numerous radio and TV shows.
David has a BS Honors Degree in Computer Science & Economics from the University of Leeds and a Postgraduate Diploma in marketing from the University of Westminster, London. An avid landscape photographer, he moved to Silicon Valley, California from Europe in the mid-‘90’s where he now lives with his wife Michaela and two sons.