Facebook fanboy &
Dave likes to hang out at...
the University Cafe
...and give startups
the religion of metrics.
But he cannot meet everyone...
he has conferences to organize...
...and two doting kids
he wants to spend time with
presentations to get his
He used to email them
After a conference, he would take
business cards & email them
One day, he read on
Michael Arrington called it the
YouTube of PowerPoint
Dave tried it and was hooked!
He now uploads to SlideShare
before giving a talk
When someone asks for slides,
he says "go to my SlideShare page"
even better: people who missed the talk
still find his presentation!
His ideas are spreading,
new people find his slides everyday on
Dave is a happy man!
He met Rashmi, the CEO of
SlideShare who invited him
to become an advisor
Joining other advisors...
Hal, Ross & Guy
Hal Varian Ross Mayfield Guy Kawasaki
Dave believed in the company
and decided to invest
Soon others joined him in investing in SlideShare...
... Jonathan, Ariel, Yee, Saul,
Saul Klein Mark Cuban
...including David & Dev from
These guys write bigger checks
…David Siminoff has joined SlideShare’s
Now SlideShare has a new office in
San Francisco with orange walls
They‘re looking for Ruby hackers,
Linux sys admins, and Community
managers for one reason and one reason
...so that people like Dave can upload
even more presentations to SlideShare!
This presentation is inspired by Meet Henry,
Slide 1: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bmindful/814619727/
Slide 3: a presentation genre that was born (and
spread) through SlideShare.
Slide 9: http://www.flickr.com/photos/500hats/401205572/
Slide 10: We would like to thank Scott Schwertly who
created it, and all the SlideShare users who
share their presentations on the site and inspire
Slide 22: us everyday.
Slide 24: http://www.flickr.com/photos/niallkennedy/249112474/
-the SlideShare team