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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.

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

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  • 1. @paulsingh # THE BUSINESS OF (TECH) STARTUPS THE (GROWING) INTERSECTION OF VENTURE CAPITAL, HIGH- GROWTH TECH COMPANIES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  • 2. @paulsingh # @paulsingh 500 STARTUPS
  • 3. @paulsingh # A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  • 4. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual EARLY STAGE STARTUPS HAVE CHANGED
  • 5. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual STARTUP COSTS LOWER THAN EVERBUT SCALING STILL COSTS MONEY CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLINE DISTRIBUTION DRIVING
  • 6. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual WEB GETS BIGGER. WORLD GETS SMALLER.
  • 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. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual CAPITAL INCREASINGLY COMMODITIZEDRISE OF THE ANGELS, YO!
  • 9. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual NEW REALITY: MONEY FOLLOWS FOUNDERS RISE OF THE ENTREPRENEURS, YO!
  • 10. @paulsingh # ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS CHANGED
  • 11. @paulsingh # THE AGE OF THE INDUSTRIAL CITY IS OVER
  • 12. @paulsingh # NOW POSSIBLE TO BUILD BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES IN T-SHIRTS FROM A COUCH
  • 13. @paulsingh # FROM ANYWHERE*
  • 14. @paulsingh # BUT…
  • 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. @paulsingh # NEAR PERFECT CORRELATION BETWEEN URBANIZATION AND PROSPERITY
  • 17. @paulsingh # NEAR PERFECT CORRELATION BETWEEN PRESENCE OF SMALL FIRMS AND THE LATER GROWTH OF A REGION*
  • 18. @paulsingh # BUT…
  • 19. @paulsingh # TECH COMPANIES WILL NEVER CREATE THE MAJORITY OF JOBS
  • 20. @paulsingh # TECH COMPANIES HAVE A DISPROPORTIONATELY POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY
  • 21. @paulsingh # WHAT HAPPENS IN THE TECH SECTOR DETERMINES THE SALARY OF MOST PEOPLE, WHETHER THEY WORK IN TECH OR NOT
  • 22. @paulsingh # ALTHOUGH JOBS IN LOCAL SERVICES CONSTITUTE THE VAST MAJORITY OF JOBS, THEY ARE THE ECONOMIC GROWTH. “ -- ENRICO MORETTI
  • 23. @paulsingh # PROXIMITY IS VALUABLE
  • 24. @paulsingh # MODERN ECONOMIC DEV ! PEOPLE > STRUCTURES
  • 25. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual HUGE OPPORTUNITY AT THE POST-SEED, PRE-A LEVEL
  • 26. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual INVESTORS: INVEST OUTSIDE YOUR REGION, BRING THE BEST FOUNDERS TO YOUR CITY
  • 27. @paulsingh #
  • 28. @paulsingh # TECHNOLOGY IS THE FUNDAMENTAL DRIVER OF GROWTH IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD
  • 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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