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@paulsingh #FFrally
ACCELERATORS AS AN API
TO VENTURE CAPITAL AND FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE
PAUL SINGH
@paulsingh・paul@dashboar...
@paulsingh #FFrally
VENTURE CAPITAL IS
OPEN TO ATTACK BY
DISRUPTIVE NEW
BUSINESS MODELS AND
TECHNOLOGY.
“
-- NAVAL RAVIKAN...
@paulsingh #FFrally
500 STARTUPS
@paulsingh #FFrally
(R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
@paulsingh #FFrally
EARLY STAGE
STARTUPS
HAVE CHANGED
@paulsingh #FFrally
STARTUP COSTS
LOWER THAN EVERBUT SCALING STILL COSTS MONEY
CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLINE DISTRIBUTION ...
@paulsingh #FFrally
WEB GETS BIGGER.
WORLD GETS SMALLER.
@paulsingh #FFrally
TRACTION IS THE NEW
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYPLATFORMS (SEARCH, SOCIAL & MOBILE) PRIMARILY DRIVING THE CHA...
@paulsingh #FFrally
CAPITAL
INCREASINGLY
COMMODITIZEDRISE OF THE ANGELS, YO!
@paulsingh #FFrally
NEW REALITY:
MONEY FOLLOWS
FOUNDERS
@paulsingh #FFrally
EARLY STAGE VC
IS CHANGING
HAS CHANGED
@paulsingh #FFrally
STATE OF THE ART IN EARLY
STAGE INVESTING IS NOT
VERY SOPHISTICATED
@paulsingh #FFrally
UNBUNDLING OF
ADVICE, CONTROL
AND MONEY
@paulsingh #FFrally
USED TO BE ABOUT
CAPITAL, DEALFLOW
AND JUDGEMENTTODAY, IT’S ABOUT ACCESS.
@paulsingh #FFrally
A FEW IDEAS...
@paulsingh #FFrally
THE MANAGEMENT TEAM ISN’T
THE DECISION MAKING TEAM.
IT’S A SUPPORT FUNCTION.
“
-- JOEL SPOLSKY (@spols...
@paulsingh #FFrally
DIFFERENTIATE VIA
ACCESS TO
FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISEFOCUS ON DESIGN, DATA, DISTRIBUTION. INVEST IN DEVELOP...
@paulsingh #FFrally
GO BIG OR GO HOME
GO LOCAL. GO GLOBAL.
FOCUS ON SPECIFIC VERTICALS, REGIONS OR STRENGTHS.
GOAL SHOULD ...
@paulsingh #FFrally
MINDSET
ACCELERATOR AS A FUND
KEY IDEAS: CURATION AND URGENCY
@paulsingh #FFrally
THERE ARE TOO MANY
STARTUPS AND NOT
ENOUGH BUSINESSES.
@paulsingh #FFrally
API TO VENTURE CAPITAL
& FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE
THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN EARLY STAGE TECH INVESTING:
(FOR ...
@paulsingh #FFrally
ACCELERATORS AS AN API
PAUL SINGH
@paulsingh・paul@dashboard.io・ dashboard.io
LEARN MORE:
events.dashbo...
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  1. 1. @paulsingh #FFrally ACCELERATORS AS AN API TO VENTURE CAPITAL AND FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE PAUL SINGH @paulsingh・paul@dashboard.io・ dashboard.io
  2. 2. @paulsingh #FFrally VENTURE CAPITAL IS OPEN TO ATTACK BY DISRUPTIVE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY. “ -- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)
  3. 3. @paulsingh #FFrally 500 STARTUPS
  4. 4. @paulsingh #FFrally (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  5. 5. @paulsingh #FFrally EARLY STAGE STARTUPS HAVE CHANGED
  6. 6. @paulsingh #FFrally STARTUP COSTS LOWER THAN EVERBUT SCALING STILL COSTS MONEY CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLINE DISTRIBUTION DRIVING
  7. 7. @paulsingh #FFrally WEB GETS BIGGER. WORLD GETS SMALLER.
  8. 8. @paulsingh #FFrally TRACTION IS THE NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYPLATFORMS (SEARCH, SOCIAL & MOBILE) PRIMARILY DRIVING THE CHANGE. NO LONGER “GOOD ENOUGH” TO DEPEND ON TECH DIFFERENTIATION.
  9. 9. @paulsingh #FFrally CAPITAL INCREASINGLY COMMODITIZEDRISE OF THE ANGELS, YO!
  10. 10. @paulsingh #FFrally NEW REALITY: MONEY FOLLOWS FOUNDERS
  11. 11. @paulsingh #FFrally EARLY STAGE VC IS CHANGING HAS CHANGED
  12. 12. @paulsingh #FFrally STATE OF THE ART IN EARLY STAGE INVESTING IS NOT VERY SOPHISTICATED
  13. 13. @paulsingh #FFrally UNBUNDLING OF ADVICE, CONTROL AND MONEY
  14. 14. @paulsingh #FFrally USED TO BE ABOUT CAPITAL, DEALFLOW AND JUDGEMENTTODAY, IT’S ABOUT ACCESS.
  15. 15. @paulsingh #FFrally A FEW IDEAS...
  16. 16. @paulsingh #FFrally THE MANAGEMENT TEAM ISN’T THE DECISION MAKING TEAM. IT’S A SUPPORT FUNCTION. “ -- JOEL SPOLSKY (@spolsky)
  17. 17. @paulsingh #FFrally DIFFERENTIATE VIA ACCESS TO FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISEFOCUS ON DESIGN, DATA, DISTRIBUTION. INVEST IN DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS TO CONNECT FOUNDERS AND MENTORS.
  18. 18. @paulsingh #FFrally GO BIG OR GO HOME GO LOCAL. GO GLOBAL. FOCUS ON SPECIFIC VERTICALS, REGIONS OR STRENGTHS. GOAL SHOULD BE TO SUPPORT GROWTH OF LOCAL HIGH GROWTH COMPANIES AND GLOBAL HIGH GROWTH COMPANIES.
  19. 19. @paulsingh #FFrally MINDSET ACCELERATOR AS A FUND KEY IDEAS: CURATION AND URGENCY
  20. 20. @paulsingh #FFrally THERE ARE TOO MANY STARTUPS AND NOT ENOUGH BUSINESSES.
  21. 21. @paulsingh #FFrally API TO VENTURE CAPITAL & FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN EARLY STAGE TECH INVESTING: (FOR FOUNDERS. FOR INVESTORS. FOR GOVERNMENT.)
  22. 22. @paulsingh #FFrally ACCELERATORS AS AN API PAUL SINGH @paulsingh・paul@dashboard.io・ dashboard.io LEARN MORE: events.dashboard.io/accelerator-rally
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