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Mon1030 euro entrepreneurshipcloud-antonioferreira-lunacloud

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    Mon1030 euro entrepreneurshipcloud-antonioferreira-lunacloud Mon1030 euro entrepreneurshipcloud-antonioferreira-lunacloud Presentation Transcript

    • Entrepreneurship in theEuropean Cloud Market António Miguel Ferreira CEO & Founder, Lunacloud
    • Businesses founded Successfu l 1 4 5 3Non tech Tech 2 Sold or Closed Ongoing Failure Pot l entia
    • 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
    • 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 … need marketing, finance, sales, not only engineering• After sale: Entrepreneur ≠ manager … Opportunities, Risk, Innovation, Speed, Growth
    • 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
    • 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, …
    • 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
    • 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
    • CloudWe are at a starting point inthe Cloud adoption curve! =The same point of theInternet access market 18years ago!
    • Thank youantonio@lunacloud.com
    • On Entrepreneurship
    • 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
    • European entrepreneurship• Need ambition outside local markets boundaries, to scale and compete globally• Legislators needs to facilitate, simplify, not over-regulate
    • 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