Startup investing 101: An Interview with Startup Incubator and Accelerator Founder Space Founder, Steven Hoffman

The Founder of Founder Space, Captain Steve Hoffman, talks with us about how his startup incubator and accelerator helps companies to thrive and how you can improve your chances of success investing in startup companies.

We discuss trends in the start up space, why it is important to look for the exit, why we are in a winner take all world, and how to determine a good deal for investors.


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Today's Guest:  Steven Hoffman

Steve Hoffman, or Captain Hoff as he’s called in Silicon Valley, is the Captain & CEO of Founders Space, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators. He’s also a venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and author of several award-winning books. These include “Make Elephants Fly” (published by Hachette) and “Surviving a Startup” (published by HarperCollins).

Hoffman was founder and Chairman of the Producers Guild Silicon Valley Chapter, served on the Board of Governors of the New Media Council, and was a founding member of the Academy of Television’s Interactive Media Group. While in Hollywood, Hoffman worked as a TV development executive at Fries Entertainment, known for producing over a hundred TV shows, acquired by MGM.

He went on to pioneer interactive television with his venture-funded startup Spiderdance, which produced interactive TV shows with NBC, MTV, Turner, Warner Brothers, History Channel, Game Show Network, and others. In Silicon Valley, Hoffman founded two more venture-backed startups, in the areas of games and entertainment, and worked as Mobile Studio Head for Infospace, with such hit mobile games as Tetris, Wheel of Fortune, Tomb Raider, Thief, Hitman, Skee-Ball, and X-Files. Hoffman went on to launch Founders Space, with the mission to educate and accelerate entrepreneurs.

Founders Space has become one of the top startup accelerators in the world. Hoffman has trained hundreds of startup founders and corporate executives in the art of innovation and provided consulting to many of the world’s largest corporations, including Qualcomm, Huawei, Bosch, Intel, Disney, Warner Brothers, NBC, Gulf Oil, Siemens, and Viacom. Hoffman earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of California and a master’s degree in film and television from the University of Southern California.

He currently resides in San Francisco but spends most of his time in the air, visiting startups, investors, and innovators all over the world.

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