“Venture Capital for the Long Tail”
                                describes the need for a fundamentally
               ...
THIS IS NOT
    “How to raise venture capital.”
    “How to fund your startup.”
    “What is the right funding and operati...
TEN FRAMES +1




@ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
A. Value is created at the
    edges, but captured at the
    hubs.
    B. The Long Tail has many
    edges ”and it better...
… preferred and common equity, convertible debt, venture debt, SBA, SBIC, DARPA, university
    research grants, mutual gu...
Incubate people, not
                                            companies.

                                            “...
Collaboration is a core
                                            competence.




@ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventu...
Companies are people.

    “Transparent lives” will create
    “transparent companies”.


@ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured...
“Scaling people” is the
                                            untapped promise of
                                  ...
Social capital isn’t
                                            new, but everything
                                     ...
Value (flow) is king.

                                            Value > Cash
                                          ...
“Passion allocation” is
    more important than
    asset allocation.

    Time, passion and attention are the most
    im...
Generation Y isn’t
                                            waiting around.

                                          ...
Everyone is a futurist.

                                            Yet we’ll almost always be wrong.




@ Taylor Davids...
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SXSW Core Conversation, March 15th, 2009, 3:30-4:30

“Venture Capital for the Long Tail” describes the need for a fundamentally different, economically viable model for creating and funding micro-businesses. Venture capital needs a new model to adapt to declining costs to start businesses, the impact of Generation Y and increased personal and corporate transparency and sharing.

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  1. 1. “Venture Capital for the Long Tail” describes the need for a fundamentally different, economically viable model for creating and funding micro- businesses. Venture capital needs a new model to adapt to declining costs to start businesses, the impact of Generation Y and increased personal and corporate transparency and sharing. SXSW, Sunday, March 15, Event tag: #SX09-682 @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures Photography@taylordavidson.com Business@unstructuredventures.com +1 540.860.4119, @tdavidson, business strategy, photography, innovation, entrepreneurship, financial modeling, nomad, perspective, hope
  2. 2. THIS IS NOT “How to raise venture capital.” “How to fund your startup.” “What is the right funding and operational model for a venture capital firm today.” INSTEAD The future will be different than today; What cultural, business, technological and political trends are “framing” our future? @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  3. 3. TEN FRAMES +1 @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  4. 4. A. Value is created at the edges, but captured at the hubs. B. The Long Tail has many edges ”and it better have a hub”. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  5. 5. … preferred and common equity, convertible debt, venture debt, SBA, SBIC, DARPA, university research grants, mutual guarantee funds, angel, seed, pre-seed, Series A, B, C, “friends and family”, angel and entrepreneur investment tax credits, bootstrapping, consulting, bridge financing, “smart” and “dumb” money, mentorship-based capital, social venture commons … Broken or not, venture capital is ripe for creative destruction and reconstruction. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  6. 6. Incubate people, not companies. “Lifestyle business” shouldn’t be a dirty word. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  7. 7. Collaboration is a core competence. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  8. 8. Companies are people. “Transparent lives” will create “transparent companies”. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  9. 9. “Scaling people” is the untapped promise of the Internet. Creating context is more valuable than creating content. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  10. 10. Social capital isn’t new, but everything about it is. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  11. 11. Value (flow) is king. Value > Cash Flow > Stock @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  12. 12. “Passion allocation” is more important than asset allocation. Time, passion and attention are the most important costs of tomorrow’s economy. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  13. 13. Generation Y isn’t waiting around. Conflicts create companies. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
  14. 14. Everyone is a futurist. Yet we’ll almost always be wrong. @ Taylor Davidson | Unstructured Ventures
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