The Godfather of Silicon Valley

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The Godfather of Silicon Valley

Ron Conway and the Fall of the Dot-Coms

By Gary Rivlin

Random House Crown, Paperback, 9780812991635, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2001


Gary Rivlin tells the story of Ron Conway, the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone eise in Silicon Valley. Conway is a reader-friendly way into the realm of angel financing, where independently wealthy investors link up with companies just as they are being born. The Godfather of Silicon Valley takes you into this fascinating world on the edges of the financial universe, where the pace is frantic, the story lines are rich, and every moment is perilous.

About the Author
Gary Rivlin is the award-winning author of Fire on the Prairie; Drive By, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and The Plot to Get Bill Gates, among other works. A two-time Gerald Loeb Award winner, he has worked as a writer and reporter for the New York Times, Industry Standard, East Bay Express, and the Chicago Reader, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times magazine, GQ, Salon, Newsweek, and Wired, among other publications.