Continuing our look back at the Disrupt SF conference video highlights, Tuesday featured the standing-room only interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In his first interview since the IPO, he called his stock performance disappointing and talked about his biggest mistake. Investors focused on the positive comments, including progress in the mobile business, and Facebook’s market value soared $6.785 billion after the discussion. It might be the first nearly $7 billion interview.
Besides Zuckerberg, many other founders and entrepreneurs made news earlier in the day. Kevin Rose denied a leaked memo from Paul Graham that claimed Google Ventures was lowballing valuations. Benchmark Capital’s Matt Cohler told Michael Arrington he hasn’t made any startup investments this year. And Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff talked about how he thinks Google “squandered its enterprise opportunity.”
Another 15 startups presented their demos in the last three Battlefield sessions. The first company to present, YourMechanic, wound up winning the Disrupt Cup. It seems like going first helps, as the first company to present the day before was the runner-up.
For a look at the videos from Disrupt on Monday, check here. If you don’t have time to watch the entire Zuckerberg interview, you can cruise through the featured sound bites here. SnappyTV put together a video player based on the tweets from Crunchfund’s MG Siegler during the Zuckerberg interview. Check that out here.
Mark Zuckerberg is the founder and CEO of Facebook, which he started in his college dorm room in 2004 with roomates Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes. Zuckerberg is responsible for setting the overall direction and product strategy for the company. He leads the design of Facebook’s service and development of its core technology and infrastructure. Mark studied computer science at Harvard University before moving the company to Palo Alto, California. Earlier in life, Zuckerberg developed a music recommendation system called...