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PartnerIT 2012 - matchmaking B2B event & FundraiseIT - conference and investment evening
15. – 16. November 2012.
Belgrade, Serbia

The PartnerIT is a international B2B matchmaking event organized by Outsourcing Center Serbia, followed by the FundraiseIT conference organized in partnership with Serbian Business Angels Network (SBAN) and other partners.

B2B matchmaking event
On, you have the opportunity to leave your profile and book your face-to-face meetings with other international companies and research institutions. This is a cost and time-effective way to discover new business and cooperation opportunities while expanding your contact network. All profiles will be published online and will be extensively promoted before the event and could still be viewed after the event.

FundraiseIT conference
During the conference you will be involved in the direct communication channel with competent well-known serial entrepreneurs and investors from Silicon Valley and Europe. In the live discussions panels among successful entrepreneurs and investors you will be able to hear some interesting personal stories, information about various investing models, fundraising methods, success stories, experiences and valuable tips.

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  • Huge growth in video consumption on mobile devicesNearly half of video content on mobile devices already
  • eCommerce is only 5% of total commerce in the USMobile commerce is already moving faster.


  • 1. Fueling Innovation Jon SobergManaging Director 1
  • 2. Agenda • Snapshot of Blumberg Capital • Hockey Sticks – Increasing Global Innovation – Mobile Adoption – eCommerce is starting to make moves • Exits, IPO’s and Bubbles – Did Facebook ruin it for the rest of us? • A Few Thoughts • Q&AConfidential 2
  • 3. Blumberg Capital is an early stage VC with a strong track record  7 Investment professionals with entrepreneurial experience  Focus on capital efficient technology companies  Disciplined strategy of investing in seed rounds  International footprint having invested in Israel for decades  Solid track record of portfolio performance  Large and sustainable funnel of proprietary deal flow  Current fund is tracking above top quartileConfidential 3
  • 4. Everyone likes hockey stick graphs, right?Confidential 4
  • 5. Pace of technology adoption is accelerating 100%Population Penetration (%) 80% 60% AM Radio TV Telephone 40% Internet Facebook Mobile Internet 20% Recessions 1920 1925 1930 1935 1940 1945 1950 1955 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Macro-economic shocks have had minimal impact on technology adoption Confidential 5
  • 6. Mobile is the fastest growing platform in historyConfidential
  • 7. Smartphones are a small percentage of overall mobile phones Source: KPCB, Morgan Stanley ResearchConfidential
  • 8. eCommerce is just getting started Source: Nothing But Net 2010, JP Morgan and comscoreConfidential
  • 9. Bubbles, IPO’s and ExitsConfidential 9
  • 10. Did Facebook ruin exits for the rest of us? IPO Open $38. Current Market Cap: $58.8M Price on 6/12: $27.40 Change -28% Source: Google FinanceConfidential
  • 11. Several Recent IPO’s have struggled
  • 12. LinkedIn seems to have an answer – build a solid businessConfidential
  • 13. Advice?Confidential 13
  • 14. Now is a great time to be an entrepreneur• Strong growth trends – Social & mobile platforms are key enablers• Capital efficiency – Cloud computing – Open source technology platforms• Startup ecosystems around the world – Support from fellow entrepreneurs & advisors – Capital is availableConfidential
  • 15. Thank you Questions? Please contact: Jon Soberg, Managing Director @jon_soberg Blumberg Capital 580 Howard St., Suite 101 San Francisco, CA 94105Confidential 15