I had a pleasure of attending LeWeb last week – and here are the top 10 takeaways
Connecting with People
Lots of great folks attending from the US, UK, Germany, France and Spain.
Funding is hard in Europe
Lots of VCs in attendance [none from Ireland] – and the VC panel was interesting – see video. Key themes – build products that VCs will use [Fred Wilson, Martin Varsasky, Jeff Clavier] – and they don’t really believe Govt intervention @ funding is key [more on that later] – and NO doesnt mean NO.
Go Big or Go Home
Lots of usual talk @ valley versus Europe and can we build a big European web company.
Rumour has it that the International D Conference will happen in Dublin next year
And no doubt LeWeb 09 will be another enjoyable event.