During the 2018 Capital Data Summit’s Spotlight on a Successful Local Big Data Firm and One of Its Local Venture Capital Investors panel, David Link, CEO of ScienceLogic, and Patrick Kerins, special partner, New Enterprise Associates, shared their unique insights into establishing and growing a successful big data firm in the Greater Washington region. Rodney Lusk, Director, National Marketing Division, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, moderated.
Scroll below for full video from the panel!
Among the key points arising from the discussion:
- Passion for solving a specific problem is inherent to launching any tech company; investors need to share in that passion
- The Greater Washington region’s strong product areas in cybersecurity, biopharma and deep history in the roots of the Internet provide top opportunities for investing
- Venture capital organizations enable startups to “see around the corner” and accelerate engagement with external stakeholders in a vital way
Full panel video: