George Zachary

  • Should You Trust Your Gut? The Answer Is Yes.

    Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 30-city event series hosted in 15-countries that educates, inspires, and connects entrepreneurs. He’s ex-Electronic Arts as well as the founder of Commonred. A few years ago I asked a successful entrepreneur for advice on what I should do with my latest product idea. His reply was simple. “Trust your gut. Read More

  • Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

    Who Wants To Be George Zachary’s Apprentice?

    I was recently at on offsite with my fellow partners at Charles River Ventures, and the idea came up that I should find someone who could be the next George Zachary. I’ve done really well in my 17-year career as a venture capitalist, returning more than $1 billion of investor gains through successes like Yammer, Millennial Media, Shutterfly and Twitter. My partners want to keep that going. Read More

  • George Zachary on Doing 30 Seed Deals a Year, Not Missing Hollywood and Crazy Jim Clark (TCTV)

    George Zachary of CRV was our guest on Ask a VC today, and not only did he answer reader questions bluntly, he indulged us with his craziest story from his days working with Internet icon Jim Clark on Shutterfly. The whole episode is below, or feel free to tune into just the answers to these questions: What sort of materials do you look for when initially being approached by an entrepreneur… Read More

  • Ask a VC: The George Zachary Edition

    With the Crunchies later tonight, TechCrunchHQ is a bit of a mad house today. Paul Carr and I are MC’ing, so we’ve got interns sorting M&Ms by color, per our rider, while we try to figure out the line between “Oh that’s a funny joke” and “you’re fired.” Laura is polishing Monkey statues. Heather is counting and recounting and counting… Read More