@paulsingh #
THE BUSINESS OF
(TECH) STARTUPS
THE (GROWING) INTERSECTION OF VENTURE CAPITAL, HIGH-
GROWTH TECH COMPANIES AN...
@paulsingh #
@paulsingh
500 STARTUPS
@paulsingh #
A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
@paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual
EARLY STAGE
STARTUPS
HAVE CHANGED
@paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual
STARTUP COSTS
LOWER THAN EVERBUT SCALING STILL COSTS MONEY
CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLIN...
@paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual
WEB GETS BIGGER.
WORLD GETS SMALLER.
@paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual
TRACTION IS THE NEW
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYPLATFORMS (SEARCH, SOCIAL & MOBILE) PRIMARILY ...
@paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual
CAPITAL
INCREASINGLY
COMMODITIZEDRISE OF THE ANGELS, YO!
@paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual
NEW REALITY:
MONEY FOLLOWS
FOUNDERS
RISE OF THE ENTREPRENEURS, YO!
@paulsingh #
ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT
HAS CHANGED
@paulsingh #
THE AGE OF THE
INDUSTRIAL CITY
IS OVER
@paulsingh #
NOW POSSIBLE TO BUILD
BILLION DOLLAR
COMPANIES IN T-SHIRTS
FROM A COUCH
@paulsingh #
FROM ANYWHERE*
@paulsingh #
BUT…
@paulsingh #
MORE THAN TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES,
KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY HAS AN INHERENT
TENDENCY TOWARDS GEOGRAPHIC
AGGLOMERATION...
@paulsingh #
NEAR PERFECT
CORRELATION BETWEEN
URBANIZATION AND
PROSPERITY
@paulsingh #
NEAR PERFECT CORRELATION
BETWEEN PRESENCE OF SMALL
FIRMS AND THE LATER
GROWTH OF A REGION*
@paulsingh #
BUT…
@paulsingh #
TECH COMPANIES WILL
NEVER CREATE THE
MAJORITY OF JOBS
@paulsingh #
TECH COMPANIES HAVE A
DISPROPORTIONATELY
POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE
ECONOMY
@paulsingh #
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE TECH
SECTOR DETERMINES THE
SALARY OF MOST PEOPLE,
WHETHER THEY WORK IN
TECH OR NOT
@paulsingh #
ALTHOUGH JOBS IN LOCAL SERVICES
CONSTITUTE THE VAST MAJORITY OF JOBS,
THEY ARE THE
ECONOMIC GROWTH.
“
-- ENRI...
@paulsingh #
PROXIMITY IS
VALUABLE
@paulsingh #
MODERN ECONOMIC DEV
!
PEOPLE > STRUCTURES
@paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual
HUGE OPPORTUNITY
AT THE POST-SEED,
PRE-A LEVEL
@paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual
INVESTORS:
INVEST OUTSIDE YOUR
REGION, BRING THE BEST
FOUNDERS TO YOUR CITY
@paulsingh #
@paulsingh #
TECHNOLOGY IS THE
FUNDAMENTAL DRIVER OF
GROWTH IN THE
INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD
@paulsingh #
LEARN MORE: disruption.vc
THE BUSINESS OF
(TECH) STARTUPS
THE (GROWING) INTERSECTION OF VENTURE CAPITAL, HIGH...
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The Business of (Tech) Startups - MEDA Annual Conference - Apr 2014

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Slides for my MEDA Annual conference keynote talking about the increasing intersection between venture capital, high growth tech companies and economic development.

The Business of (Tech) Startups - MEDA Annual Conference - Apr 2014

  1. 1. @paulsingh # THE BUSINESS OF (TECH) STARTUPS THE (GROWING) INTERSECTION OF VENTURE CAPITAL, HIGH- GROWTH TECH COMPANIES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  2. 2. @paulsingh # @paulsingh 500 STARTUPS
  3. 3. @paulsingh # A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  4. 4. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual EARLY STAGE STARTUPS HAVE CHANGED
  5. 5. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual STARTUP COSTS LOWER THAN EVERBUT SCALING STILL COSTS MONEY CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLINE DISTRIBUTION DRIVING
  6. 6. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual WEB GETS BIGGER. WORLD GETS SMALLER.
  7. 7. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual TRACTION IS THE NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYPLATFORMS (SEARCH, SOCIAL & MOBILE) PRIMARILY DRIVING THE CHANGE. NO LONGER “GOOD ENOUGH” TO DEPEND ON TECH DIFFERENTIATION.
  8. 8. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual CAPITAL INCREASINGLY COMMODITIZEDRISE OF THE ANGELS, YO!
  9. 9. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual NEW REALITY: MONEY FOLLOWS FOUNDERS RISE OF THE ENTREPRENEURS, YO!
  10. 10. @paulsingh # ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS CHANGED
  11. 11. @paulsingh # THE AGE OF THE INDUSTRIAL CITY IS OVER
  12. 12. @paulsingh # NOW POSSIBLE TO BUILD BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES IN T-SHIRTS FROM A COUCH
  13. 13. @paulsingh # FROM ANYWHERE*
  14. 14. @paulsingh # BUT…
  15. 15. @paulsingh # MORE THAN TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES, KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY HAS AN INHERENT TENDENCY TOWARDS GEOGRAPHIC AGGLOMERATION ADVANTAGES MATTER, AND THE FUTURE DEPENDS HEAVILY ON THE PAST. ! THE SUCCESS OF A CITY FOSTERS MORE SUCCESS, AS COMMUNITIES THAT CAN ATTRACT SKILLED WORKERS AND GOOD JOBS TEND TO ATTRACT EVEN MORE. “ -- ENRICO MORETTI
  16. 16. @paulsingh # NEAR PERFECT CORRELATION BETWEEN URBANIZATION AND PROSPERITY
  17. 17. @paulsingh # NEAR PERFECT CORRELATION BETWEEN PRESENCE OF SMALL FIRMS AND THE LATER GROWTH OF A REGION*
  18. 18. @paulsingh # BUT…
  19. 19. @paulsingh # TECH COMPANIES WILL NEVER CREATE THE MAJORITY OF JOBS
  20. 20. @paulsingh # TECH COMPANIES HAVE A DISPROPORTIONATELY POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY
  21. 21. @paulsingh # WHAT HAPPENS IN THE TECH SECTOR DETERMINES THE SALARY OF MOST PEOPLE, WHETHER THEY WORK IN TECH OR NOT
  22. 22. @paulsingh # ALTHOUGH JOBS IN LOCAL SERVICES CONSTITUTE THE VAST MAJORITY OF JOBS, THEY ARE THE ECONOMIC GROWTH. “ -- ENRICO MORETTI
  23. 23. @paulsingh # PROXIMITY IS VALUABLE
  24. 24. @paulsingh # MODERN ECONOMIC DEV ! PEOPLE > STRUCTURES
  25. 25. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual HUGE OPPORTUNITY AT THE POST-SEED, PRE-A LEVEL
  26. 26. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual INVESTORS: INVEST OUTSIDE YOUR REGION, BRING THE BEST FOUNDERS TO YOUR CITY
  27. 27. @paulsingh #
  28. 28. @paulsingh # TECHNOLOGY IS THE FUNDAMENTAL DRIVER OF GROWTH IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD
  29. 29. @paulsingh # LEARN MORE: disruption.vc THE BUSINESS OF (TECH) STARTUPS THE (GROWING) INTERSECTION OF VENTURE CAPITAL, HIGH- GROWTH TECH COMPANIES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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