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20120927 Valleywood - the startup ecosystem of hype
 

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My presentation from Google for Entrepreneurs event at Google Wroclaw on Sept.27. Video will follow. Contact me at chris(AT)hardgamma.com if you want to download the slides.

My presentation from Google for Entrepreneurs event at Google Wroclaw on Sept.27. Video will follow. Contact me at chris(AT)hardgamma.com if you want to download the slides.

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    20120927 Valleywood - the startup ecosystem of hype 20120927 Valleywood - the startup ecosystem of hype Presentation Transcript

    • ValleywoodThe startup ecosystem of hype Krzysztof Kowalczyk @kkowalcz
    • Early stage VC +accelerator
    • Portfolio (32) ANGEL HARD GAMMA VENTURES ADVISORSHIP GAMMAREBELS SPRINGBOARDACTIVE (27)EXITED 2
    • The Europas• (2011) GammaRebels HC "Best European Startup Accelerator"• (2011) HardGamma Ventures HC "Best VC of the Year 2011"• (2011) Chris Kowalczyk HC "Best VC Partner of the Year"• (2011) BusyFlow (portfolio) nominated Best Startup Tool For Startups• (2010) Codility (portfolio) chosen Best Startup Tool For Startups
    • The Europas The Oscars• (2011) GammaRebels HC "Best European Startup Accelerator"• (2011) HardGamma Ventures HC "Best VC of the Year 2011"• (2011) Chris Kowalczyk HC "Best VC Partner of the Year"• (2011) BusyFlow (portfolio) nominated Best Startup Tool For Startups• (2010) Codility (portfolio) chosen Best Startup Tool For Startups
    • Valleywood +Source: http://halliebateman.com/
    • Valleywood +Source: http://halliebateman.com/
    • Valleywood +Source: http://halliebateman.com/
    • Color ($41m) We have bad news for those VCs. On first blush, the haters are right. Its a strange experience, not worth $41 million. But, its the early days, so theres still a chance it could be a hit. Never say never. Especially when a company has enough cash in the bank to pivot, iterate, or do whatever it takes to be a success.Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/color-app-2011-3
    • Milk (~$15m)
    • Milk (~$15m)
    • Milk (~$15m)
    • Milk (~$15m)
    • Milk (~$15m)
    • Instagram ($1b)Source: http://mashable.com/2011/03/30/scaling-instagram/
    • Instagram ($1b)Source: http://mashable.com/2011/03/30/scaling-instagram/
    • VC vs movie producer?
    • VCs as celebritiesSource: http://halliebateman.com/
    • Team vs film crew?
    • Bubble cycle?Source: http://an.ton.io/blog/articles/2012/01/27/on-selling-companies-and-the-startup-ecosystem-virtuous-cycle
    • Niche vs Mainstream
    • $ raised vs $ produced
    • Hype has landedSource: http://pandodaily.com/2012/09/04/the-ecosystem-of-hype/
    • Is SV over? I think silicon valley as we know it may be coming to an end. In order to create a successful new company, you have to find an idea that (1) has escaped the attention of the major Internet companies, which are better run than ever before; (2) is capable of being launched and proven out for ~$5M, the typical seed plus series A investment; and (3) is protectable from the onslaught of those big companies once they figure out what you’re onto. How many ideas like that are left?Source: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/after-microsoft-deal-yammer-c-e-o-issues-gloomy-outlook-for-silicon-valleys-start-ups/
    • Not all businesses are fundable!
    • ContactKrzysztof Kowalczykchris@hardgamma.com Twitter: @kkowalcz Magda Kwoska magda.kwoska@hardgamma.com Twitter: @gammarebels