Jay Kim: Episode With Edith Yeung, Partner at 500 Startups
When Edith Yeung left the security of her enterprise software development job to launch her own conference business, she no idea whether she had what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur. It wasn’t even until two years had passed successfully organizing business and technology conferences in the San Francisco Bay area that she finally felt ready to tell her parents she had quit her job at Autodesk.
But that’s just where Edith’s entrepreneurial journey begins. After a chance encounter with the CEO of Dolphin Browser, Edith joined the company as the Vice President of International Business Development, a role she excelled at despite having no previous business development experience.
Today, Edith Yeung is Partner at the 500 Startups Mobile Collective where she oversees investment in early stage startups with a strong focus on mobile technology.
Join Jay for this week’s episode to hear how Edith accidently fell into her first business and successfully navigated multiple career changes.
Listen in to learn:
- Why you should never stop learning
- How to scale your software business from nothing to top of the app store
- Why your positioning is more important than your product when vying for the attention of VCs
Share your biggest insight from this week’s episode with Jay: @jaykimmer.