Heidi Roizen, a venture capitalist at SOFT BANK Venture Capital and a former entrepreneur, maintains an extensive personal and professional network. She leverages this network to benefit both herself and others. The case considers the steps she's taken to build and cultivate a network that is both broad and deep.
What are the strengths of Roizen’s network as we see it at the end of the case? The weaknesses?
What specific steps did Roizen take to develop her network? To maintain it?
How does your own network compare with Roizen’s? To what do you attribute any differences you observe?
What suggestions would you give Roizen for adjusting and maintaining her network as she becomes more involved as an Internet venture capitalists?