Wednesday, August 13, 2008
My parents were in town this past weekend and my mom met her old college friend, Jane Lindner. It had been years since they had seen each other, but they quickly fell back into conversation like they were back in college.
I was excited to meet Jane. She's quite an accomplished San Franciscan, having spent many years in the Valley and across the globe working in venture capital, management consulting, and the clean tech sector. She started her own company back in 2001, Jane Capital, which focuses on corporate advisory and venture investments in the clean tech sector. She's been quite successful with her business.
We spoke at length about what we both do and she expressed sincere interest in helping us with our company. She's already offered to make some introductions for us.
Jane will likely be a valuable contact both with Vyoo and beyond. She's spent quite a bit of time working in APAC, a place I hope to move my career at some point down the road.
One of the lessons that I continue to profess is the value of cultivating relationships and your network. You never know who you're going to run into.