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Saul's presentation to the NextWeb conference, Amsterdam - Seeding Europe's Stars

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Nextweb2007 Saul Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Why Europe needs to seed the growth of its new stars? Saul Klein Index Ventures
  • 2. Should we really envy two small areas?
  • 3. Ruled over by 2 geeks and a whiteboard….
  • 4. $295bn
  • 5. Or 2 geeks with an old skool monitor….
  • 6. $38bn
  • 7. Or 1 geek and a spray-painted sign…
  • 8. $28bn
  • 9. Or 1 geek, an MBA and a consultant…
  • 10. $36bn
  • 11. Or 2 geeks, too much paper, a strange clock
  • 12. $156bn
  • 13. $553bn of wealth creation, ignoring…
  • 14. And forgetting….
  • 15.  
  • 16.  
  • 17. The ecosystem is primed for success… + +
  • 18. Constantly commercializing what’s next….
  • 19. So what about Europe?
  • 20. We’ve always had creative prodigies….
  • 21. We still create global entertainment…
  • 22. Brands that define global luxury….
  • 23. Brands that disrupt markets globally….
  • 24. We’ve given birth to powerful technologies…
  • 25. We have amazing young R&D talent…
  • 26. We have 7/10 top locations for young coders
  • 27. Experienced and willing venture capital...
  • 28. Entrepreneurs mentoring and seed investing...
    • Oliver Jung
    • Saul & Robin Klein
    • Samwers
    • Klaus Hommels
    • Niklas Zennstrom & Janus Friis
    • Martin Varsavsky
    • Stefan Glaenzer
    • Michael Kleindel
    • Brent Hoberman
    • Hugo Burge and David Soskin
  • 29. We’ve started to have some great exits… $4.1bn $1.1bn $366m $900m $575m $265m $280m
  • 30. $4.2bn
  • 31. $1.7bn
  • 32. We have a pipeline of web leaders….
  • 33. Online advertising is very advanced…
  • 34. EU has 11 of Top 15 broadband markets
  • 35. Mobile phones are everywhere….
  • 36. is now in 50 cities….
  • 37. So go out there and take some risks…
  • 38. It’s ok to fail…learn from your mistakes
  • 39. Pick yourself up and try again…
  • 40. saul@klein.name http://localglo.be http://www.opencoffeeclub.org
  • 41. $3.9bn
  • 42. $3.1bn