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Warren Hogath at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business Alternative Energy Speaker Series.

Warren Hogath at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business Alternative Energy Speaker Series.

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    Sequoia Capital: Warren Hogarth at Haas Cleantech Energy Panel Sequoia Capital: Warren Hogarth at Haas Cleantech Energy Panel Presentation Transcript

    • Haas Alternative Energy Speaker SeriesNovember 16, 2010
    • Then
      1972
      West of the Rockies
      Venture Stage
      Information Technology
    • Now
      40 years of constant change
      China, India, Israel, U.S.
      Seed, Venture, Growth
      27 Funds
      800+ Companies
      150+ IPOs
      150+ M&As
    • Sequoia Capital 2010
      MENLO PARK
      20 INVESTORS
      BEIJINGSHANGHAIHONG KONG
      15 INVESTORS
      TEL AVIV
      5 INVESTORS
      DELHIMUMBAIBANGALORE
      14 INVESTORS
    • Energy/Cleantech Alternative, Conventional, Efficiency, Storage, Monitoring + TestingFinancial Services Banking, Brokerage, Information, PaymentsHealthcare Services Contract Research, Diagnostics, Drugs, Labs, Patient CareInternet Communications, e-Commerce, Enterprise, Gaming, Media, SearchMobile Communications, Dev Tools, Enterprise, Gaming, Media PaymentsTechnologyCarrier/Enterprise Infrastructure, Security, Storage, Cloud/SaaS, Storage
      Ecosystem
    • Yesterday
      Semis
      Systems
      Software
      Services
    • Elements of a Sustainable Company
      ✔ Clarity of purpose
      ✔ Spectacular market
      ✔ Alleviate customer pain
      ✔ Team DNA
      ✔ Incredible product focus
      ✔ Real operating margins
      ✔ Frugality
      ✔ Inferno with a single match
    • Cleantech / Energy
    • Accelergy
      ThinSilicon
      A123
      Clean cell
      Changelight
      C12
      Havells
      Isilon
      Ind-Barath
      Tula
      Achates
      ISCA
      Coastal
      Projects
      Luxim
      Synapsense
      Tribi
      Exploration
      Generation
      Transmission
      Consumption
      Reduction
      Greentech
      Browntech
      Colors of Cleantech
      Coastal Projects
      SunRun
      Jinye
      Lubao
      eMeter
      Sino
      Acoustic Eye
      Prudent
      Shenghui
    • The Magic Metric: Gross Margin
      Sustainable Companies = High Gross Margins (usually > 60%)
      High Gross Margins imply:
      Real customer pain
      Differentiated product / strong IP
      Lower cash requirements
      Higher growth potential
      Higher profitability potential