Stories of
          Entrepreneurship
              from Asia


       Benjamin Joffe, CEO | +8* | Plus Eight Star Ltd
Glo...
4 years


1 year

4 years
Innovation Arbitrage
Mobile & Internet services
  China | Japan | South Korea
There are more ideas outside your
              country than inside
                               Tom Kelley
            ...
100%


           80%

                                           USA
           60%
3G users




           40%

        ...
#2 economy, #1 mobile society

#1 mobile & Internet population

#1 digital society
“Social Networking
 Is Not a Business”
  (but it might be soon)


MIT Technology Review
  July/August 2008
Starting date



2004   1997   1999   2004   2006
Revenues 2007 (USD)




150 mln   520 mln   ~200 mln   100 mln   150 mln
Profit 2007 (USD)




(50 mln)   225 mln   ~100 mln   35 mln   ~60 mln
Average Revenue From Users



~0%   87%   80%   5%   50%
Sharing stories
Thanks!
www.plus8star.com

benjamin@plus8star.com

benjamin0123

http://twitter.com/plus8star

www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminjoffe

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  1. 1. Stories of Entrepreneurship from Asia Benjamin Joffe, CEO | +8* | Plus Eight Star Ltd Global Entrepreneurship Week| Singapore | November 2008
  2. 2. 4 years 1 year 4 years
  3. 3. Innovation Arbitrage Mobile & Internet services China | Japan | South Korea
  4. 4. There are more ideas outside your country than inside Tom Kelley The 10 faces of Innovation
  5. 5. 100% 80% USA 60% 3G users 40% Chin Japa 20% a n Source: +8* | www.plus8star.com 0% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% % of Internet connections measured above 5Mbps
  6. 6. #2 economy, #1 mobile society #1 mobile & Internet population #1 digital society
  7. 7. “Social Networking Is Not a Business” (but it might be soon) MIT Technology Review July/August 2008
  8. 8. Starting date 2004 1997 1999 2004 2006
  9. 9. Revenues 2007 (USD) 150 mln 520 mln ~200 mln 100 mln 150 mln
  10. 10. Profit 2007 (USD) (50 mln) 225 mln ~100 mln 35 mln ~60 mln
  11. 11. Average Revenue From Users ~0% 87% 80% 5% 50%
  12. 12. Sharing stories
  13. 13. Thanks!
  14. 14. www.plus8star.com benjamin@plus8star.com benjamin0123 http://twitter.com/plus8star www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminjoffe www.slideshare.net/plus8star
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