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All roads lead to Silicon Valley. ...

All roads lead to Silicon Valley.

MAKERS
1) Market - and trends. Your market is so big that it’s scary
2) Acceleration - Amazing traction
3) Kinship - your cofounder is like your wife. Your product is your children
4) Edge - unfair advantage. Why you?
5) Revenue - show me the money
6) Social Proof – Who loves me?

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    Makers theory @ svc2 baltics (2012) Makers theory @ svc2 baltics (2012) Presentation Transcript

    • The Makers TheoryAll Roads Leads to Silicon Valley@edithyeung
    • Nerd
    • Nerds
    • Rich People
    • Rich People
    • Story about EdithPianist, Singer, Engineer, Consultant, Community Organizer, Mobile Person, Investor
    • MAKERS
    • Makers of Silicon Valley Market - and trends. Your market is so big that it’s scary Acceleration - Amazing traction Kinship - your cofounder is like your wife. Your product is your children Edge - unfair advantage. Why you? Revenue - show me the money Social Proof – Who loves me?
    • Market & Trends1.  Mobile2.  Real time big data3.  Sharing economy4.  Low cost of entry
    • Mobile Customer  from  anywhere.  The  world  is  your  oyster.The mobile market is so large that it’s scary. $850 Billion by 2016 Smartphone & Tablet Growth Addressable Market (2012-16) Driving Mobile Web Use In millions $850B By 2016 1,750 1,460  630     1,160  480     880  330     $250B      190      1,120      980      830      690     2012   2013   2014   2015  2012   2016   Smartphones   Tablets   Note:  Addressable  market  size  includes  the  following  -­‐-­‐  mobile   security,  mobile  gaming,  mobile  adverMsing,  mobile  storage,  mobile   entertainment,  mobile  app  sales,  mobile  payment  processing  
    • Real Time / Big DataKnow exactly where you are and what youwant 24X7.
    • Sharing EconomyOpen source everything! Get paid fromsharing your house, car, food, etc.
    • Low cost of entryInfrastructure & Platform as a service
    • Acceleration – We are growing likecrazy!We grow from zero to _____users in 60 days.
    • Mighty Text
    • Kinship – we are family!•  Founder’s Story that show commitment & passion•  Find commonality
    • Edge – What is your unfairadvantage?My (startup) is the world’s firstand only _____.
    • Patentable TechnologyDolphin is the world’s first and onlyGesture & voice-enabled browser.
    • People
    • First to Market
    • Language
    • Location
    • Revenue – Show me the money!•  Recurring•  One-time•  Usage•  Advertising (CPM)•  Licensing•  Affiliate (CPI / CPA)
    • Social Proof – Who loves me?•  Investors•  Advisors•  Media•  Customers•  Partners•  Employees
    • Social Proof – Who loves me?
    • Road Not Taken (by Robert Frost)TWO  roads  diverged  in  a  yellow  wood,   And  both  that  morning  equally  lay    And  sorry  I  could  not  travel  both     In  leaves  no  step  had  trodden  And  be  one  traveler,  long  I  stood     black.  Oh,  I  kept  the  first  for  And  looked  down  one  as  far  as  I  could another  day!    Yet  knowing  how  way       leads  on  to  way,  I  doubted  if  I  To  where  it  bent  in  the  undergrowth;                should  ever  come  back.                      Then  took  the  other,  as  just  as  fair,        And  having  perhaps  the  beSer  claim, I  shall  be  telling  this  with  a  sigh         Somewhere  ages  and  ages  hence:    Because  it  was  grassy  and  wanted   Two  roads  diverged  in  a  wood,  and  wear;  Though  as  for  that  the  passing   I—  I  took  the  one  less  traveled  by,    there.  Had  worn  them  really  about  the   And  that  has  made  all  the  same,                     difference.                            
    • More references•  Venture Hacks•  Notes on raising seed financing by Chris Dixon•  A Fundraising Survival Guide by Paul Graham•  How to Create an Enchanting Pitch by Guy Kawasaki•  Startup Viagra: How to Pitch a VC by Dave McClure•  Follow me on Twitter: @edithyeung
    • Follow me on Twitter@edithyeung