Everything electric is connected
Everything man-made is connected
Everything is connected
Bits and atoms are joining
already and its creating a
lot of value. Already.
Uber ≈ 40
Airbnb ≈ 16
1. Applications run directly on the
2. The network is smart, even
intelligent, learning and predictive
3. The network is everywhere, the
51 new tech companies launched every
15,931 self-identified “angel investors” in
$118,949: average salary for a Google
$37,800: average salary startup founders
+62% change in the price of San Francisco
office space since 2009
Amazon dominates the market by creating new services on platform
and selling to consumers with extremely thin margins. The services
can be sold forward as a web services to other businesses. Daily 1/3 of
all internet users visits websites built upon Amazon Web Services.
Tesla releases its technology patents to be used by anyone. By opening the
patents, Tesla attracts and motivates talented employees and accelerates the
advancement of electric cars for sustainable transport.
Slack allows all sorts of applications to be integrated to it messaging
platform, making it an indispensable companion of a digital era employee. It is a
fast-growing messaging software, which allows teams within an organisation and
across organisations to chat with each other and share information. The
skyrocketing popularity of Slack is to a large extent due to its seamless platform
Silicon ValleyWhat do these
companies have in
They all exploit the special features of the Silicon
! Strong interaction and mobility across company
! Culture with willingness to experimentate and tolerate
! Wide talent pool with a unique openness—highly
skilled, motivated and multicultural founders.
Nearly half of the startups in China are
based in Beijing
+800 companies are situated in Beijing
Includes Xiaomi, Baidu, China Unicom, ATA,
Sohu.com, UTStarcom, JD.com, MIUI,
Qunar.com, LeTV, Ku6, 36Kr, and Didi
+13,000 angel investors investing to Beijing
JD.com invests in companies JD.com’s rivals Alibaba, Baidu and
Tencent are all investing heavily in this area to drive users to their
Didi Chuxing’s caters the Chinese with any class of urban transport needed from taxi-
hailing to chauffeur and ride-sharing services without owning any fleets itself. The latest
addition to its platform is an online bus-booking for commuters, providing an alternative
to public buses and subways. The company uses shuttles that sit idle at travel agencies
and car rentals to cover predetermined routes.
LeEco Group heads the concept of 'ecosystem' products. It is building a "Le Ecosystem", an online platfo
with content, devices and applications. LeEco’s businesses span from Internet TV, smart gadgets, e-commerc
eco-agriculture and Internet-linked electric cars to film production.
They all exploit the special features of the Beijing
! Biggest market with little competition from
! Authorities channel government money to technology
districts as regional competition of new businesses is
! Real estate firms foster startups by creating shared
office space with flexible leasing periods.
YES WE SHOULD
In the last 10 years, Nordic based startups
have accounted for almost 10 % of the
biggest startup exits in the world.
In other words, we have the highest
ratio of over billion USD exits to GDP.
YES WE SHOULD
Just in Q1 of 2016, $1.36 billion (USD) was
invested through 156 investments into Nordic
Excluding Spotify ($1 bn debt round),
Finland raised the most investment funding
in Q1 of 2016 ($112.5 million).
How many of the
over billion USD
startups do you
think were bought
by the biggest
companies in the
Is it worrying?
Its no longer about
individual products or
services in the market.
Its about platforms for
services and product
According to our studies there are six
emergent business models arising from
internet of NO things
1.Smarter products and companies
2.Real-time directed resources
Charity marketplace platforms
Ridesharing – hitchhiking
P2P task sharing / outsourcing
Shipping and deliveries
Digital service innovation
Space use optimisation
Digital marketplace platforms
Energy source substitution
Natural & bio gas
Replacement of own needs
Biofuels, geothermal heat, windpower
Data collection & analysis
Smart systems for growing food
Need based optimisation
No waste cooking
Smart homes & smart cities
Source based optimisation
Solar energy production
Reusable packaging and shipping materials
Circular economy solutions
Water cleaning solutions
Accessories from recycled materials
Modular consumer electronics
Return and buyback incentives
Cloud mobile services
Incentive schemes for shopping
Nudging & self help
Substitution of ingredients
Online food shopping
Technical product innovation
Virtual services for product development
Nudging and self-help
All in one app for mobility
Turnkey solutions for EV management
And hundreds of ways of getting to the model
Big Questions for a
1. Who owns the users and providers on the dominant platform?
2. What platform are you on?
3. What kind of platform are you?
4. What do you have to offer that US and Chinese companies do not have?
Demos Effect is happy to help you answer these better
than your competitors are answering them.