The Future
                         will be
                        Cloudy
10/2009
Mehrdad Piroozram
Founder iSteps Widget...
Who we are
*Widget Production
*Widget Reach/Property
-Lead-Investor/ Co-Founder
-Co-Investor / Widget Stamp
*started Q4 20...
Portfolio




            3
Mega Trends
Total User involvement/UGC
Coexistence/Competition of multiple ecosystems
Devices get cross-connected
Soft...
5
Why Widgets
 User   Eco-Systemes   Internet




              6
How we got cloudy

- imageloop
- peak over 100% growth m. /m.
- HW, DB, OP Vendor Poker
- Ongoing BE Development
- Down Ti...
Animoto Case




http://www.animoto.com




                         8
Current App shakers
http://appdata.com

FarmVille:
http://appdata.com/facebook/apps/index/id/102452128776

Café World:
htt...
Challenges




             10
The Investor wants

,Scale or shut-down when fail‘

,I like my start-ups failing
cheap!‘


                 11
Who is paying the check

Enterprise IT investment
              PM
  $1   $3+1            $2      $1
 HW     SW          S...
Who is paying the check

Enterprise IT aaS
                               $?
P   HW    SW        Services   Op
M
         ...
Mega Trends

„The network is the Computer!“
 1998, Scott McNealy Sun


„Every piece of software will have a client
compone...
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    1. 1. The Future will be Cloudy 10/2009 Mehrdad Piroozram Founder iSteps Widget Ventures mehrdad@iSteps.de http://www.twitter.com/piroozram http://www.slideshare.net/mehrdadpiroozram 1
    2. 2. Who we are *Widget Production *Widget Reach/Property -Lead-Investor/ Co-Founder -Co-Investor / Widget Stamp *started Q4 2005 *Part of Top EU Widget Players *€3,5m - €6 m. syndicated 2
    3. 3. Portfolio 3
    4. 4. Mega Trends Total User involvement/UGC Coexistence/Competition of multiple ecosystems Devices get cross-connected Software is transforming to SaaS Global content-factories come up Micro services conquer the web Widgets syndicate/cross connect UGC/ microservices 4
    5. 5. 5
    6. 6. Why Widgets User Eco-Systemes Internet 6
    7. 7. How we got cloudy - imageloop - peak over 100% growth m. /m. - HW, DB, OP Vendor Poker - Ongoing BE Development - Down Times = Viral Breaks - Model about to fail 7
    8. 8. Animoto Case http://www.animoto.com 8
    9. 9. Current App shakers http://appdata.com FarmVille: http://appdata.com/facebook/apps/index/id/102452128776 Café World: http://appdata.com/facebook/apps/index/id/101539264719 9
    10. 10. Challenges 10
    11. 11. The Investor wants ,Scale or shut-down when fail‘ ,I like my start-ups failing cheap!‘ 11
    12. 12. Who is paying the check Enterprise IT investment PM $1 $3+1 $2 $1 HW SW Services OP $1 $3+1 $3-4 $1 12
    13. 13. Who is paying the check Enterprise IT aaS $? P HW SW Services Op M % 13
    14. 14. Mega Trends „The network is the Computer!“ 1998, Scott McNealy Sun „Every piece of software will have a client component, a server component, and service component from the cloud“ 2008, Steve Ballmer CEO Microsoft 14

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