Really, I've just been inspired this year because it's my time to shine, ... Brandon Free graduated, and I learned a lot from him, so it was just my time to step up and produce.

Today?s (venture capital) money chases older, more-established companies with real cash flows, rather than pie in the sky projections. Silicon Valley has evolved.

My girlfriend had a baby, and we've got a 3-month old girl.

I want to start an Internet company?

Walker Digital's going to be around for a long, long time.

People. We wanted to tap the talent pool of researchers who wouldn't relocate to Redmond.

And as we go into the next century, entrepreneurialism is driving both.