Building Great Companies from Both Sides of the Equation Alexis Ohanian FOUNDER INVESTOR
reddit.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
reddit.com breadpig.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital FOUNDER INVESTOR
reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital hipmunk.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital hipmunk.com Y Combinator FOUNDER INVESTOR
 
 
 
 
Middle class
Middle class White
Middle class White Male
Middle class White Male Born in USA
Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs
Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood
Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood Tall?
Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood Tall? EASY MODE
Internet = Opportunity
(cc) photo from abnelphoto.com Diving in.
 
Steve
Steve
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(NOT US)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last month 11,000,000 uniques 775,000,000 pvs
Start!
WARNING
 
STEAL THIS IDEA
PEER PRESSURE FTW
 
http://www.paulgraham.com/siliconvalley.html
 
 
USD 2.6 billion
USD 2.6 billion USD 21 billion
(cc) photo from WTL photos Build Local
 
 
 
 
 
Total monthly costs
<ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul>
<ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul>
<ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul><ul><li>Servers/bandwidth </li></ul>
<ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul><ul><li>Servers/bandwidth </li></...
 
 
 
Build
Share
(cc) photo from Oquendo What to seek
Traction Revenue Cute mascot
Traction Revenue Cute mascot
Traction Revenue Cute mascot
Traction Revenue Cute mascot
Traction Revenue Cute mascot
 
Early adopters.
Early adopters.
no one wants to use your website
My mom
only your mom wants to use your website
you  need evangelists
Make something people want
Make something people  love
Give them a reason to talk about it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(cc) photo from Burned City
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  • It’s not a magic wand. Inequality still exists, obviously, (but we’re working on it) yet right now you could start a website here in San Juan and millions of people all over the world could be using it.
  • Wasn’t going to be a lawyer
  • We’ve grown a lot since
  • Working from one dataset
  • Don’t doubt the power of coming in for weekly meetings to show off a new demo
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • For all I know it looks like this
  • Encourage the local startup community
  • Bring successful entrepreneurs out and get them on stage and interacting with young founders
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • These ppl are important, very important
  • They are gold, hence the color change
  • Always remember this
  • Alexis Ohanian Keynote at 2010 Puerto Rico Venture Forum

    1. 2. Building Great Companies from Both Sides of the Equation Alexis Ohanian FOUNDER INVESTOR
    2. 3. reddit.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
    3. 4. reddit.com breadpig.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
    4. 5. reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital FOUNDER INVESTOR
    5. 6. reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital hipmunk.com FOUNDER INVESTOR
    6. 7. reddit.com breadpig.com Das Kapital Capital hipmunk.com Y Combinator FOUNDER INVESTOR
    7. 12. Middle class
    8. 13. Middle class White
    9. 14. Middle class White Male
    10. 15. Middle class White Male Born in USA
    11. 16. Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs
    12. 17. Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood
    13. 18. Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood Tall?
    14. 19. Middle class White Male Born in USA Suburbs Happy childhood Tall? EASY MODE
    15. 20. Internet = Opportunity
    16. 21. (cc) photo from abnelphoto.com Diving in.
    17. 23. Steve
    18. 24. Steve
    19. 33. (NOT US)
    20. 44. Last month 11,000,000 uniques 775,000,000 pvs
    21. 45. Start!
    22. 46. WARNING
    23. 48. STEAL THIS IDEA
    24. 49. PEER PRESSURE FTW
    25. 51. http://www.paulgraham.com/siliconvalley.html
    26. 54. USD 2.6 billion
    27. 55. USD 2.6 billion USD 21 billion
    28. 56. (cc) photo from WTL photos Build Local
    29. 62. Total monthly costs
    30. 63. <ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul>
    31. 64. <ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul>
    32. 65. <ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul><ul><li>Servers/bandwidth </li></ul>
    33. 66. <ul><li>Total monthly costs </li></ul><ul><li>Rent </li></ul><ul><li>Food/beer </li></ul><ul><li>Servers/bandwidth </li></ul><ul><li>$82,000 raised. </li></ul>
    34. 70. Build
    35. 71. Share
    36. 72. (cc) photo from Oquendo What to seek
    37. 73. Traction Revenue Cute mascot
    38. 74. Traction Revenue Cute mascot
    39. 75. Traction Revenue Cute mascot
    40. 76. Traction Revenue Cute mascot
    41. 77. Traction Revenue Cute mascot
    42. 79. Early adopters.
    43. 80. Early adopters.
    44. 81. no one wants to use your website
    45. 82. My mom
    46. 83. only your mom wants to use your website
    47. 84. you need evangelists
    48. 85. Make something people want
    49. 86. Make something people love
    50. 87. Give them a reason to talk about it.
    51. 94. (cc) photo from Burned City
    52. 95. (cc) photo from Burned City Questions?
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