The First Six Months of NVIDIA

Jensen Huang, NVIDIA

Jensen Huang, Co-founder of NVIDIA, recalls in vivid detail how the three founding members of the company gave the company legs – from learning the basics of incorporation, to hiring their first lawyer, to keeping a supply of breakfast donuts on hand. They acquired books on how to start a business, but never finished reading them – or writing the business plan. Their lawyer introduced the trio to VC’s, who were impressed by their work history and market opportunity. This, recalls Huang, was the push to move the company to action.