Accelerators as an API (GrowLabs Accelerator Symposium 2013)

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  • 1. @paulsingh @growlabsACCELERATORS AS AN API PAUL SINGH 500 Startups @paulsingh・paul@500startups.com・resultsjunkies.com
  • 2. @paulsingh @growlabs GETTING TO KNOW 500 STARTUPS BECAUSE WE’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL PAUL SINGH @paulsingh・paul@500startups.com・resultsjunkies.com
  • 3. @paulsingh @growlabs
  • 4. @paulsingh @growlabs “ VENTURE CAPITAL IS OPEN TO ATTACK BY DISRUPTIVE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY. -- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)
  • 5. @paulsingh @growlabs (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  • 6. @paulsingh @growlabs EARLY STAGE STARTUPS HAVE CHANGED
  • 7. @paulsingh @growlabs CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLINE DISTRIBUTION DRIVING STARTUP COSTS LOWER THAN EVERBUT SCALING STILL COSTS MONEY
  • 8. @paulsingh @growlabs WEB GETS BIGGER. WORLD GETS SMALLER.
  • 9. @paulsingh @growlabs TRACTION IS THE NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PLATFORMS (SEARCH, SOCIAL & MOBILE) PRIMARILY DRIVING THE CHANGE. NO LONGER “GOOD ENOUGH” TO DEPEND ON TECH DIFFERENTIATION.
  • 10. @paulsingh @growlabs CAPITAL INCREASINGLY COMMODITIZED RISE OF THE ANGELS, YO!
  • 11. @paulsingh @growlabs NEW REALITY: MONEY FOLLOWS FOUNDERS
  • 12. @paulsingh @growlabs EARLY STAGE VC IS CHANGING HAS CHANGED
  • 13. @paulsingh @growlabs STATE OF THE ART IN EARLY STAGE INVESTING IS NOT VERY SOPHISTICATED
  • 14. @paulsingh @growlabs UNBUNDLING OF ADVICE, CONTROL AND MONEY
  • 15. @paulsingh @growlabs USED TO BE ABOUT CAPITAL, DEALFLOW AND JUDGEMENT TODAY, IT’S ABOUT ACCESS.
  • 16. @paulsingh @growlabs DIFFERENTIATE VIA ACCESS TO FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE 500 METHOD: FOCUS ON DESIGN, DATA, DISTRIBUTION. INVEST IN DEVELOPMENT OF TOOLS TO CONNECT FOUNDERS AND MENTORS.
  • 17. @paulsingh @growlabs “THE MANAGEMENT TEAM ISN’T THE DECISION MAKING TEAM. IT’S A SUPPORT FUNCTION. -- JOEL SPOLSKY (@spolsky)
  • 18. @paulsingh @growlabs THE BIG OPPORTUNITY IN EARLY STAGE TECH INVESTING: API TO VENTURE CAPITAL & FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE (FOR FOUNDERS. FOR INVESTORS. FOR GOVERNMENT.)
  • 19. @paulsingh @growlabsACCELERATORS AS AN API PAUL SINGH 500 Startups @paulsingh・paul@500startups.com・resultsjunkies.com