Why Europe needs to seed the growth of its new stars? Saul Klein Index Ventures
Should we really envy two small areas?
Ruled over by 2 geeks and a whiteboard….
$295bn
Or 2 geeks with an old skool monitor….
$38bn
Or 1 geek and a spray-painted sign…
$28bn
Or 1 geek, an MBA and a consultant…
$36bn
Or 2 geeks, too much paper, a strange clock
$156bn
$553bn of wealth creation, ignoring…
And forgetting….
 
 
The ecosystem is primed for success… + +
Constantly commercializing what’s next….
So what about Europe?
We’ve always had creative prodigies….
We still create global entertainment…
Brands that define global luxury….
Brands that disrupt markets globally….
We’ve given birth to powerful technologies…
We have amazing young R&D talent…
We have 7/10 top locations for young coders
Experienced and willing venture capital...
Entrepreneurs mentoring and seed investing... <ul><li>Oliver Jung </li></ul><ul><li>Saul & Robin Klein </li></ul><ul><li>S...
We’ve started to have some great exits… $4.1bn $1.1bn $366m $900m $575m $265m $280m
$4.2bn
$1.7bn
We have a pipeline of web leaders….
Online advertising is very advanced…
EU has 11 of Top 15 broadband markets
Mobile phones are everywhere….
is now in 50 cities….
So go out there and take some risks…
It’s ok to fail…learn from your mistakes
Pick yourself up and try again…
saul@klein.name  http://localglo.be http://www.opencoffeeclub.org
$3.9bn
$3.1bn
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  1. 1. Why Europe needs to seed the growth of its new stars? Saul Klein Index Ventures
  2. 2. Should we really envy two small areas?
  3. 3. Ruled over by 2 geeks and a whiteboard….
  4. 4. $295bn
  5. 5. Or 2 geeks with an old skool monitor….
  6. 6. $38bn
  7. 7. Or 1 geek and a spray-painted sign…
  8. 8. $28bn
  9. 9. Or 1 geek, an MBA and a consultant…
  10. 10. $36bn
  11. 11. Or 2 geeks, too much paper, a strange clock
  12. 12. $156bn
  13. 13. $553bn of wealth creation, ignoring…
  14. 14. And forgetting….
  15. 17. The ecosystem is primed for success… + +
  16. 18. Constantly commercializing what’s next….
  17. 19. So what about Europe?
  18. 20. We’ve always had creative prodigies….
  19. 21. We still create global entertainment…
  20. 22. Brands that define global luxury….
  21. 23. Brands that disrupt markets globally….
  22. 24. We’ve given birth to powerful technologies…
  23. 25. We have amazing young R&D talent…
  24. 26. We have 7/10 top locations for young coders
  25. 27. Experienced and willing venture capital...
  26. 28. Entrepreneurs mentoring and seed investing... <ul><li>Oliver Jung </li></ul><ul><li>Saul & Robin Klein </li></ul><ul><li>Samwers </li></ul><ul><li>Klaus Hommels </li></ul><ul><li>Niklas Zennstrom & Janus Friis </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Varsavsky </li></ul><ul><li>Stefan Glaenzer </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Kleindel </li></ul><ul><li>Brent Hoberman </li></ul><ul><li>Hugo Burge and David Soskin </li></ul>
  27. 29. We’ve started to have some great exits… $4.1bn $1.1bn $366m $900m $575m $265m $280m
  28. 30. $4.2bn
  29. 31. $1.7bn
  30. 32. We have a pipeline of web leaders….
  31. 33. Online advertising is very advanced…
  32. 34. EU has 11 of Top 15 broadband markets
  33. 35. Mobile phones are everywhere….
  34. 36. is now in 50 cities….
  35. 37. So go out there and take some risks…
  36. 38. It’s ok to fail…learn from your mistakes
  37. 39. Pick yourself up and try again…
  38. 40. saul@klein.name http://localglo.be http://www.opencoffeeclub.org
  39. 41. $3.9bn
  40. 42. $3.1bn

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