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Transcript of Startup Revolution
May 9th, 2013
& The Rise of Accelerators
User Acquisition / Monetization
$ Seed+ / Growth
French, Swiss and soon American, married, two boys 5 & 3 yo
16yr in finance, technology and startups, 15yr in Silicon Valley, co-founder, founding team, employee
Raised $300M of Private Equity, advised on $3Bn worth of M&A deals, sold two startups, crashed one
Partner, Execution Platform
2013: Seed+ VC w/ Execution Platform
Mission: Bring best foreign-born startups in Silicon Valley to build global market leaders
Focus: Software, Internet Distribution & Cloud Infrastructure
2009: Execution Platform
Believes: Innovation has no borders... but ecosystems do
Some of our portfolio companies
Equity Value > $150M from a few Millions
Employ over 150 people - Majority Non-US
Raised $25M+ from VCs & Angels
So why all the excitement?
And this is just the beginning
Fasten your seat belts...
Plummeting Data Storage Costs
And boys are we addicted already...
We use them for everything
Mobile and Tablets will DWARF PCs
We consume life through them...
and they consume ours!? :)
A (tech) startup best friends:
Rent vs. Own (SaaS, PaaS, XaaS)
Analyze, measure, track everything (free or cheap)
Instant, near infinite scalability is real and affordable
On-demand processing power & big data analytics
Global, low friction digital distribution platform
Biz models: freemium, subscription, purchase, ads
2 people (Biz + Tech)
Exciting Business Plan
3 people (Biz + Tech + Desgr)
Exciting Business Plan
Vision + Lean Startup DNA
Do more with less, faster
Need less (initial) capital
Suffer Less dilution
High(er) returns / smaller loss
Everyone wants to help
SV Gospel is spreading Worldwide
Incubators & Accelerators are mushrooming
Gov't, Universities, Regions, Corporations
Grass root mov't w/ local entrepreneurs, angels & advisors
Startups Ecosystem Matters...a Lot
Why Governments Care?
Build (safer) roads
US VC Industry
1% of GDP "in"
17% of GDP "out"
Economic Impact: $1.6B+ Raised, 4,800+ Jobs Created, 2,000 Startups Funded, 100 startups sold for over $1Bn total
Accelerators have become a segment of their own
Yet, 90% of startups are expected/likely to fail
"From just one accelerator in 2005, to a handful in 2007, to over 130 around the world today, seed accelerators — and the jobs they create — are a positive change in the economic infrastructure of the technology industry" Jed Christiansen
Funding received not as important as community
Corporations are joining the fun...
$600+Bn/yr R&D Investment Globally
but little to show for...
Looking to outsource/seed innovation to startups
Tech Startups Ecosystem in infancy
Great infrastructure, education, design
Mobile is ubiquitous
Attractive domestic market
Some local success stories
Weak english speaking abilities
Mentality need to evolve, slow...
But trust Korean to change fast!
Malaysia Internet penetration
Global + Local = Glocal
Fail, learn, start over
Accelerator are Filling a Void
Startups = Pioneers...re-writing the rules
Lean start, lean manufacturing, growth hacking
Technology innovation has not only disrupted business and how they are managed
Accelerator = "best of" collection of these trends, lessons, hacks + access new rule makers as Mentors
Books, online classes are emerging and capturing these lessons & tips