Pierre Gaubil

  http://www.therefiners.co/ Pierre has spent 25 years in France and Silicon Valley as an entrepreneur. Pierre successfully co-founded three startups and one fund, CAST, Days of Wonder, Sensopia, and The Refiners Fund 1. CAST went public in 1998, Days of Wonder and Sensopia were each sold. A seasoned entrepreneur, Pierre has spent over 15 years in the U.S. and managed companies in nine different countries. His expertise lies in enterprise software, mobile application, publishing, startup early-stage investment. Pierre is also a passionate drummer and music lover.

 



8 Stories by Pierre Gaubil

Be a Better Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs always look for the right recipe to increase the odds of success. Steve Blank was probably one of the “recipe” pioneers as he...
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Venture Capital is for the Elite only

Our economy has changed. I see three significant trends. A significant number of youngsters, freshly out of school, want to become entrepreneurs. Corporate is...
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Optimism is a double edge sword

Let’s agree, there is a thin line between reality and hallucination. To be an entrepreneur, you need to be delusional, and small lies are...
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Early-stage is not about speed

I’ve long been wanting to write about speed. I am developing my 4th startup in solo mode, and I cannot go fast :-). Is...
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Fundraising is badly misunderstood

If there is one thing that most startups misunderstand entirely, that’s probably fundraising. Thus, they create their own mental image of what needs to...
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Mentoring sucks

I know that is a strong statement; quit reading if you disagree, it’s about to get worse. This is how someone might become a...
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How to think about Disruption

Every startup is trying to disrupt. The common belief is that something can be created that will alter people’s behavior, change a market, and...
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Is your startup Covid proof?

After a long confinement period, the world is starting to re-open its economy. it’s unclear if it’s going to last, but one thing is...
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