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Startup Revolution

Startup Revolution & Rize of Accelerators
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Ben Levy

on 1 September 2013

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Transcript of Startup Revolution

South
East Asia

Startup Revolution
#Global Phenomenon
May 9th, 2013
& The Rise of Accelerators
2011
Ideation
Incubation
Acceleration
Flush out
Validate
Team building
Incorporation
Customer Develop't
MVP
Distribution/Growth Hacking
User Acquisition / Monetization
Scalability
Partnership
$ Seed
$ Seed+ / Growth
Moonlighting
Alumni
Network
Silicon Valley
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
Yesterday
Today
2 people (Biz + Tech)
Exciting Business Plan
Experienced Team
= Funding
3 people (Biz + Tech + Desgr)
Exciting Business Plan
Vision + Lean Startup DNA
M
inimum
V
iable
P
roduct
User traction
Social proof
= Funding
Key Benefits
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
Ken Wilcox
Why Governments Care?
Chairman, SVB
Gov't Role
Build (safer) roads
Don't Drive
US VC Industry
1% of GDP "in"
17% of GDP "out"
Winning Team
Accelerator Phenomenon
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
Big Picture
Source: Seed-DB
Additional Stats
South Korea
Corporations are joining the fun...
$600+Bn/yr R&D Investment Globally
but little to show for...
Looking to outsource/seed innovation to startups
Quick Overview
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!
610M
$3,538
$2.16Tn
Population

GDP

GDP/Capita

Malaysia Internet penetration

#mobile phones
60%
118M/yr (2012)
Funding
Network
Corporate
Network
Mentor
& Advisor
Network
Global + Local = Glocal
Expected Outcomes
Global
Domestic, Regional
Fail, learn, start over
via
Silicon Valley
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
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