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Angels in Silicon ValleyTrends and lessons learnedPieter Dubois – Founder Paycentopieter@paycento.com
Paycento makes paying for content as easy as a facebook “Like”                                       Seriously!
Paycento received world wide press coverage in April                  www.slideshare.net/paycento
A rising tide lifts up all boats
It’s the era of social flea picking
Incremental improvements leveraging WW platforms
Case: Simplifying Payments, credit card payments
Case: Disrupting the “Store” model                                     1. Give Title                                     2...
RemoveallfrictionGreatdesign&simplicity
RemoveallfrictionGreatdesign&simplicity
Outlier
Reality Check: Most fundings are in the $50-250k   Incubators taking role of Angels   IT cost are 10% of what they were in...
Outliers
Competition is much harder now     Ironically requiring higher &   sustained investments over time       Secret: Become a ...
What are (US) VC’s looking for        in startups?      TRACTION
Engagement
VC’s also look forHigh valuation potential
Case Study
(very) Simplified valuation example1750 + 250 revenue/mo x 12 months24 000 revenue per yearx 1000 Top 1000 Forbes24,000,00...
However ….• Only when there is traction (there is!)• Competition from Radian6, Visible  Technologies, Sysomos, Socialbaker...
Finally, most importantly
We are              Thank Youlooking for    anAWESOME   WebDeveloper& Designer    as  Partner                       Contac...
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  1. 1. Angels in Silicon ValleyTrends and lessons learnedPieter Dubois – Founder Paycentopieter@paycento.com
  2. 2. Paycento makes paying for content as easy as a facebook “Like” Seriously!
  3. 3. Paycento received world wide press coverage in April www.slideshare.net/paycento
  4. 4. A rising tide lifts up all boats
  5. 5. It’s the era of social flea picking
  6. 6. Incremental improvements leveraging WW platforms
  7. 7. Case: Simplifying Payments, credit card payments
  8. 8. Case: Disrupting the “Store” model 1. Give Title 2. Upload Picture 3. Set price 4. Create link 5. Distribute Using twitter messages to buy and sell
  9. 9. RemoveallfrictionGreatdesign&simplicity
  10. 10. RemoveallfrictionGreatdesign&simplicity
  11. 11. Outlier
  12. 12. Reality Check: Most fundings are in the $50-250k Incubators taking role of Angels IT cost are 10% of what they were in 2000 Tools are much more powerful (cloud) Leading to much smaller teams (instagram 13ppl) World wide distribution platforms (Facebook) But … result is no room for “big thinking” anymore
  13. 13. Outliers
  14. 14. Competition is much harder now Ironically requiring higher & sustained investments over time Secret: Become a “habit”
  15. 15. What are (US) VC’s looking for in startups? TRACTION
  16. 16. Engagement
  17. 17. VC’s also look forHigh valuation potential
  18. 18. Case Study
  19. 19. (very) Simplified valuation example1750 + 250 revenue/mo x 12 months24 000 revenue per yearx 1000 Top 1000 Forbes24,000,000 Revenuex 18 Multiplier432 Million valuation: 10 (VC’s want 10x money)43,2 Million Current Value 4 Million investment = 10%
  20. 20. However ….• Only when there is traction (there is!)• Competition from Radian6, Visible Technologies, Sysomos, Socialbakers and Buddy Media• So it won’t win all top 1000 Forbes accounts• And Engagor’s prices are already bottom level
  21. 21. Finally, most importantly
  22. 22. We are Thank Youlooking for anAWESOME WebDeveloper& Designer as Partner Contact me! www.paycento.com Pieter Dubois Twitter: @Paycento +32-472.72.45.96 Pieter@paycento.com
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