I worked on my first startup at the age of 21 when I was fresh out of college. I named it “iBuilding” — the domain was available, I just registered it. Jerry Speyer of Tishman Speyer Properties hired me to incubate a company for him.
Going through old mementos, I found my note cards from my silicon valley pitch, 17 years ago. At the age of 22, with Jerry, I pitched Sequoia and Benchmark Capital.
We secured funding from Benchmark Capital and a fund called 12 Entrepreneuring that was started by Eric Greenberg and Halsey Minor. We raised $15 million.
Anyway, it was cool to find my first business plan pitch notes. I wish I had the slides. But it seemed worth it to scan and post them.
iBuilding was hosted software to manage commercial office buildings.