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Laura S. Hill, Vice President-Human Capital, MobileSpring, Inc. Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Hot Careers in the New Economy Presentation to the FEI November 7, 2000 By: Laura Hill VP Human Capital MobileSpring, Inc
  • 2. Topics to be covered:
    • 1999 vs. 2000
    • Current industry trends: what’s HOT
    • The Life-cycle of a start-up
    • Career Opportunities in the new economy
    • Career positioning and skills development for the 21 st century
    • Q & A
  • 3. 1999
    • Plenty of Venture Capital money for e-commerce
    • and dot-coms
    • Business-to-consumer was starting to be out of favor
    • Strong IPO market for Internet companies
    • Business-to-business was HOT
  • 4. The New Millennium Hangover
    • The April Meltdown
    • Black September for Dot-coms
    • Technology stocks tumble
    • Wall Street looks for profits
    • The long-expected consolidation begins
  • 5. What’s HOT / GROWTH Areas
    • Wireless and Mobile Internet
    • Infrastructure
    • Enabling Technologies
  • 6. Wireless
    • Location-based commerce
    • Mobile commerce (m-commerce)
    • Communication (messaging)
    • Over $1 billion venture dollars invested in wireless
    • services companies this year (source: VentureOne)
    • Categories:
  • 7.
    • Friends & Family
    • Angel Investors
    • Incubators
    • Venture Capital
    • Strategic / Corporate Investors
    • Venture Capital
    • Investment Banking firms
    • Strategic / Corporate Investors
    IDEA GENERATION IPO / ACQUISITION Life-cycle of a start-up company SEED STAGE 1 ST & 2 ND ROUND MEZZANINE Up to $5M $5M - $10M per Investor $5M to $50M+
  • 8. The Key Players
    • Incubators
    • Venture Capital Firms
    • Strategic / Corporate Investors
  • 9. Incubators
    • Legal
    • Financial/accounting
    • Marketing
    • Technology
    • Web design
    • Human resources/recruiting
    • Office space
    • Early ones tied to Universities & economic
    • development groups
    • Provide services for equity and/or cash:
    EXAMPLES: idealab! Garage.com Iron Street Labs LaunchCenter39 Rare Medium Village Ventures MobileSpring
  • 10. Venture Capital Firms
    • Investment minimum typically $5M
    EXAMPLES: Hummer Winblad, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Oak Investments, General Atlantic Partners
    • Structured as private limited partnerships
    • Introduction to Wall Street for mezzanine and IPO funding
  • 11. Strategic / Corporate Investors
    • Intel
    • Cisco
    • Primedia
    • Sony
    • Microsoft
  • 12. Career Opportunities in the New Economy
    • What are the jobs?
    • What are the jobs like?
    • How to find these jobs.
    • How to position & prepare yourself.
    • How to evaluate a start-up.
    • CFOs in the news.
    • Pros and Cons of a career in the New Economy.
  • 13. What are the jobs?
    • CFO / VP Finance
    • Controller
    • Corporate Development / Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 14. What are the jobs like?
    • Intense, Stimulating and Challenging
    • Broad and Vertical
    • Chaos / No Script / Uncertainty
    • Unisex restrooms, pony-tails, tattoos, dogs, and massages on Fridays
  • 15. How do you find them?
    • Search firms
    • Internet
    • Consulting and Part-time gigs
    • Networking at venture groups,
    • trade associations, etc.
    • Read the trades: Red Herring, Industry
    • Standard, Fast Company, Venture Wire
  • 16. How to position & prepare yourself
    • IPO / SEC / Investor Relations
    • Industry hooks
    • Strategy, marketing, e-commerce, technology
    • Learn to interview in sound bites
  • 17. How to evaluate a start-up
    • Investigate / evaluate as you would an
    • investment
    • Business model
    • Competitive position
    • Quality of management team
    • Quality and commitment of investors
  • 18. CFOs in the News Craig Monaghan AutoNation, Inc Heidi Miller Priceline.com George Shaheen Webvan.com
  • 19. Pros and Cons Stability The Odds Your family Preparedness for the future and anything else
  • 20. “ The road to success is always under construction”