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Entrepreneurship in theEuropean Cloud Market  António Miguel Ferreira CEO & Founder, Lunacloud
Businesses                                       founded                        Successfu                        l        ...
1994 Esoterica      Internet Service Provider•   1st to sell unlimited access for a flat fee in PT•   €4 million recurring...
1994 Esoterica     Internet Service ProviderOpportunities• Timing  … Internet adoption curve was at the start
1994 Esoterica     Internet Service ProviderChallenges• Financing  … or how to start a business with 10 000 €• Management ...
2001 Internetworks    Server appliances distributor & integrator    2003 Kidesign    Design furniture for Kids    2006 MyM...
2011 Lunacloud           Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider• Pure-play Cloud Server & Storage provider• For Tech b...
2011 Lunacloud           Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service providerOpportunities• Timing  … Cloud adoption curve is at the...
2011 Lunacloud           Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service providerChallenges• Scale business  … be bigger or be more effi...
CloudWe are at a starting point inthe Cloud adoption curve!              =The same point of theInternet access market 18ye...
Thank youantonio@lunacloud.com
On Entrepreneurship
European entrepreneurship• Lack of maturity of the entrepreneurial  ecosystem (compared to the US)• Ingrained culture of l...
European entrepreneurship• Need ambition outside local markets  boundaries, to scale and compete globally• Legislators nee...
Cloud entrepreneurship• New start-ups can use cloud services to  quickly test & scale-up (PaaS, SaaS)  without investing i...
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  1. 1. Entrepreneurship in theEuropean Cloud Market António Miguel Ferreira CEO & Founder, Lunacloud
  2. 2. Businesses founded Successfu l 1 4 5 3Non tech Tech 2 Sold or Closed Ongoing Failure Pot l entia
  3. 3. 1994 Esoterica Internet Service Provider• 1st to sell unlimited access for a flat fee in PT• €4 million recurring revenues in 1999, EBITDA+• Sold to an US-based ISP• Still in operation as a managed service provider
  4. 4. 1994 Esoterica Internet Service ProviderOpportunities• Timing … Internet adoption curve was at the start
  5. 5. 1994 Esoterica Internet Service ProviderChallenges• Financing … or how to start a business with 10 000 €• Management … need marketing, finance, sales, not only engineering• After sale: Entrepreneur ≠ manager … Opportunities, Risk, Innovation, Speed, Growth
  6. 6. 2001 Internetworks Server appliances distributor & integrator 2003 Kidesign Design furniture for Kids 2006 MyMoment Plastic SurgeryBut• Not tech• No Scalability & Growth opportunities … The ability to leverage the business
  7. 7. 2011 Lunacloud Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider• Pure-play Cloud Server & Storage provider• For Tech businesses, Start-ups, Developers, SMEs• Europe expansion in 2012/13 (UK, PT, FR, ES, DE, NL, …)• Outside Europe in 2014• Local language, currency, support, …
  8. 8. 2011 Lunacloud Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service providerOpportunities• Timing … Cloud adoption curve is at the start• Uniqueness … Hot resize … Fast server deployment (10 seconds) … Highly flexible = 307,200 server combinations … Simplicity … Price
  9. 9. 2011 Lunacloud Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service providerChallenges• Scale business … be bigger or be more efficient• Growth in value … IaaS/PaaS focused• Partners ecosystem … SaaS
  10. 10. CloudWe are at a starting point inthe Cloud adoption curve! =The same point of theInternet access market 18years ago!
  11. 11. Thank youantonio@lunacloud.com
  12. 12. On Entrepreneurship
  13. 13. European entrepreneurship• Lack of maturity of the entrepreneurial ecosystem (compared to the US)• Ingrained culture of low risk• But European countries boast some of the most advanced broadband infrastructures
  14. 14. European entrepreneurship• Need ambition outside local markets boundaries, to scale and compete globally• Legislators needs to facilitate, simplify, not over-regulate
  15. 15. Cloud entrepreneurship• New start-ups can use cloud services to quickly test & scale-up (PaaS, SaaS) without investing in building physical infrastructure• Cloud computing will be the new utility• One of the industries with the most opportunities for entrepreneurs
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