NetBrain Founder Shares Lesson Learned
We are very happy to have Lingping Gao, the founder of NetBrain, come to our Eclub Nov 6th meet up. NetBrain is specialized in the network management and its products are used in big businesses such as AT&T, Verizon, IBM, BP and Time Warner.
During the meet up, Lingping shared his start up experiences and lessons with fellow Eclub members. His own story of how to transform from an engineer to a great sales is very inspiring. He shared with us why a marketing driven product development is essential for a successful business and innovations are not only about technology but also business models. As his efficient sales model has become key factor for NetBrain’s success, NetBrain’s revolving sales model intrigued many members’ interest and further discussions.
During the meet up, Lingping also talked about his fund raising experiences in China and US and explained how a Chinese investor is different from the one in US. His advice for entrepreneurs who are looking for venture investments is: think hard before taking the money.
NECINA Entrepreneur Club (E Club) is a community of technology entrepreneurs that meets regularly to share ideas and experience, brainstorm on business challenges, and learn from successful entrepreneurs. Welcome to join the Club if you are or have been a founder or CXO of a technology company. Please send e-mail to Eclub@necina.org with your contact info and business website address.