For most of the world, the terms "Silicon Valley" and "startup" are synonymous. Indeed, Silicon Valley is home to a disproportionate number of companies that have grown from garage startups into global giants. But what is the secret to these startups' extraordinary success? Contrary to the popular narrative, it's not their superhuman founders or savvy venture capitalists. Rather, it's that they have learned how to “blitzscale,” according to Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh in their new book, Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies,.
Blitzscaling is a specific set of practices for igniting and managing dizzying growth; an accelerated path to the stage in a startup's life-cycle where the most value is created. It prioritizes speed over efficiency in an environment of uncertainty, and allows a company to go from "startup" to "scaleup" at a pace that captures the market.
Join us for an illuminating conversation with LinkedIn cofounder and Greylock venture investor Reid Hoffman, who will share his experience scaling startups into billion-dollar businesses and the inspiration for Blitzscaling.
This event will be streamed live on our Facebook page.
Computer History Museum
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Mountain View, CA, 94043