WatchPitch Podcast: For Start-Ups & Investors
By Trey Scott
Episode 16: Cecily Mak @Flipboard – Personalized News for our Time – A Beacon for Legal, Biz development and Strategy; from the Board to the Start-up
August 9, 2018
My guest is Cecily Mak, a Silicon Valley confessed bootcamp learner with Listen.com’s Rhapsody Music and Real Networks acquisition of the company before joining Flipboard, a personalized news service voted Apple’s iPad App of the Year. Cecily also teaches Digital Media Law at Hastings Law University in San Francisco. Her approach to helping start-ups and her own company is an evolving answer but at the core is her focus on valuing time and recognizing passion that is not about fireworks but about clarity and resolve. Powerful insights for your next pitch or investment… let’s get started.
We learned from Cecily the importance of chemistry from a Founder and their passion… to a team and how they work well together, or not. Admittedly, there are shades of gray but key healthy dynamics in a team will evolve and your success, is counting on it.
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