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Shawn Pittman

  1. 1. Who am I?
  2. 14. What is Venture Capital?
  3. 18. Is it easy to get Venture Capital for travel start-ups?
  4. 21. What type of businesses are VC's looking to invest in?
  5. 24. How do I see the market developing?
  6. 27. from thelongtail.com blog by Chris Anderson Editor of Wired Magazine
  7. 28. Macro Micro
  8. 31. Why give up a career in the VC industry to start up an online travel platform?
  9. 33. <ul><li>Current bugbitten.com stats </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 million photos </li></ul><ul><li>100,000 travel blogs </li></ul><ul><li>2,500 destination recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 tour listings </li></ul><ul><li>500 tour recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>2 million pages indexed by Google! </li></ul>
  10. 34. Summary <ul><li>bugbitten.com was the niche that we found in the market from our 10 years of living/working abroad </li></ul><ul><li>there are thousands of working holiday makers who are experiencing new things every day on their travels </li></ul><ul><li>any one of these travellers could be identifying new gaps in the market </li></ul>

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