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In this episode: Zimbra’s Satish Dharmaraj talks about the $350 million sale to Yahoo. Facebook has $10 million for developers. “Web 2.0 King Maker” Jeff Clavier has a new seed stage fund, SoftTech VC II. [download the show here. Quicktime large format, Quicktime Small Format, Windows […]

In this episode: Zimbra’s Satish Dharmaraj talks about the $350 million sale to Yahoo. Facebook has $10 million for developers. “Web 2.0 King Maker” Jeff Clavier has a new seed stage fund, SoftTech VC II. [download the show here. Quicktime large format, Quicktime Small Format, Windows Media and Xvid.

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  1. The new sound effects that go along with displaying/hiding lower thirds are very distracting.

  2. Hey Dave,

    thanks for the feedback. Really appreciate it. We are trying out different things and tweaking to make the show more interesting.

  3. Great one with Jeff, Om – very relevant for the first time folks as you put it!

  4. Thanks again, Joyce and Om, for having me on the show. And sorry for the long winded answers I sometimes gave :-).

  5. Great show, Om. Swooshing effects were distracting, but I enjoyed the interviews with Jeff and Satish.

  6. Neil,

    thanks for the feedback. Swooshing… might have to go ;-)

  7. Great interview. I actually like the “swooshing” sound or the idea of it because at times I tend to open another tab and work on other things while listening to the interview but if I hear a “swoosh” I sometimes go back to see the ticker. Maybe a quicker more simplistic sound would be better.

  8. great show, i loved it!
    Jeff was great, he gave some great info for start ups like me and I like his honesty.
    I am so freaking jealous of Satish and at the same time wish him all the best.

    The day i am on this show is the day i know i made it.
    Keep up the great work
    Monti

  9. Shashi Bellamkonda Friday, September 21, 2007

    Great interview ! Congrats to you too – Om as Zimbra launched on GigaOm.

    I would prefer getting rid of the background noises on the Video.

  10. One of the best shows! Jeff was very impressive. Why was he facing away from you? You didn’t offer him Scotch? (or wine in this case:-))

    Jeff, did I understand correctly when you said 20-25% equity for a seed round? Sounds too much! Thanks.

  11. I agree, watching the video, my position is a bit bizarre (we did not have a TV monitor showing us what is being filmed).

    On the seed round dilution, the norm these days is about 15/20%. But as I said, it has to be put in the perspective of your financing strategy as opposed to a single independent event.

  12. With respect to Zimbra, I tend to agree…a bit. I was certain they would hold out for an IPO. Everything seem to be on track. I too have predicted Zimbra would be one of those big brands Salesforce.com. I interviewed some of the folks several times early this year. I am sure that Satish and his VCs have some other reason. Oh, well.

    I am relatively new to your show, but I love the mixed media format. Jeff’s discussion was very interesting. Great topics guys.

    Kameran Ahari
    http://gotastrategy.typepad.com

  13. Sorry. I forgot to place a Trackback to my original list of start-ups to watch with Zimbra at the top. Two of the companies have popped on the list (Zimbra and GrandCentral). I’d love to get your opinion on others.

    http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/2310884/17768156

    …cheers
    Kameran Ahari

  14. Thanks Jeff.

  15. Om,

    I agree with your sentiments on Facebook. I recommend that you should invite Mark Z to your show and have him answer these questions.

    Abhishek

  16. Abhishek

    We have been trying to get Mark to come on the show, but clearly he is busy. We are going to keep trying and see how it goes in the near future. Thanks for your feedback. Really appreciate it.

  17. Om,
    You did a marvelous job with this. I must say that I have found your video work much better than your blog. Please produce more of these on a regular basis. You will quickly create a captive and loyal audience. And thanks also for bringing some sobreity to all the facebook hype.
    Michael

  18. The color of the sofa and chair is hurting my eyes. A better set designer would do wonders for this show.

  19. First time watching this new format. Great topic with a lot of good questions and answers that i think will be quite helpful to a lot of entrepreneurs. I’ll pass this along. Two thumbs up to Jeff as I think he was a terrific guest and quite forthcoming with valuable insights. I liked the swooshing, music & tidbits that were mixed into the interview.

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