Josef Dunne, Co-Founder, Babelverse - Nemawashi

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Josef Dunne, Co-Founder, Babelverse - Nemawashi

  1. 1. Salut! @josef @babelverse
  2. 2. “The Nemawashi Startup” literally: “digging around the roots of a tree, to prepare it for a transplant” 根回し
  3. 3. Solving our own problem
  4. 4. Lost
  5. 5. Bureaucracy!
  6. 6. Cuisine
  7. 7. ? ? Business meetings
  8. 8. Events & Conferences
  9. 9. What is Babelverse?
  10. 10. Photograph by Martin Schoeller
  11. 11. www
  12. 12. www + +PEOPLE TECH BUSINESS
  13. 13. Greece, Nov 2010
 Startup Weekend Athens
  14. 14. €50,000? (Equity Deal)
  15. 15. Crowdfund?
  16. 16. Apply to Startup Competitions?
  17. 17. Continue Freelance Web Development?
  18. 18. A chance to live in Latin America?
  19. 19. Where it began. Babelverse crisis response
  20. 20. Crisis response Japanese Tsunami We created a service to help NGOs, reporters and rescue teams. In just a few days: #helpjapan 150 volunteers 4 hours on average
  21. 21. ????
  22. 22. 1st Round, July 2011.
  23. 23. LLAMA LLAMA LLAMA
  24. 24. Residentes officiales de Chile
  25. 25. Atacama Salt Flats
  26. 26. Valparaiso
  27. 27. Entrepreneurial friends from all over the globe!
  28. 28. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  29. 29. 2 Week Exploration of San Francisco
  30. 30. Stumbling upon the birth of the internet
  31. 31. Visiting theValley
 Palo Alto
  32. 32. Entering the scene
  33. 33. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  34. 34. We were selected for LeWeb Startup Competition!
  35. 35. Dec 2011 - LeWeb Paris
  36. 36. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  37. 37. Back to Chile!
  38. 38. What now?
  39. 39. We set up and announced it only 24h before the speech ! More than 1,000 people from over 80 countries participated ! Wide variety of languages, such as Spanish, Hindi, French, Mandarin, Greek, Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese, etc. ! Average of 2 interpreters per language. President’s 2012 State of the Union
  40. 40. Back to Europe
  41. 41. $25,000? (Equity Deal)
  42. 42. €15,000 (Equity Deal)
  43. 43. Continue Freelance Web Development?
  44. 44. We were selected for The Next Web Startup Competition!
  45. 45. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  46. 46. No Entry in to the UK!
  47. 47. Berlin, May 2012 NEXT Conf
  48. 48. Broke the bank!
  49. 49. But! We’d been selected for TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2012 Battlefield!
  50. 50. NewYork, May 2012
  51. 51. Finalists, May 2012
  52. 52. $2m USD (Equity Deal)
  53. 53. Reunited
  54. 54. 根回し(Nemawashi)
  55. 55. TechCrunch Disrupt, The Return as Battlefield Alumni Sep 2012, San Francisco
  56. 56. San Francisco, Sep 2012 TechCrunch Disrupt - Partnership
  57. 57. SiliconValley - July 2012 $50k USD Funding 500 STARTUPS
  58. 58. Back to language diversity of Europe!
  59. 59. founders@babelverse.combabelverse People-Powered “Universal Translator” Widespread Recognition People’s Choice - TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Award Winner & People’s Choice - The Next Web (B2B & People’s Choice) Award Winner - LeWeb Finalist - The Europas Finalist - Dublin Web Summit & Pioneers Festival Finalist - Startup Britain 2012 Olympic Games Award Winner - Pulso Social - Top 2 Startup in Latin America Finalist - Bloomberg & TechStars “Next Big Thing” Award Winner - Startup Weekend Athens, Greece
  60. 60. Nemawashi The art of permanent beta! 根回し
  61. 61. Mulțumesc! @josef @babelverse

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