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Corporate Venture Capital & Quantified-Self for Decoded Fashion Sydney


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A short presentation I did in December 2013 about corporate venture capital and the exciting developments in the Quantified Self and Wearables markets.

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Corporate Venture Capital & Quantified-Self for Decoded Fashion Sydney

  1. 1. Let’s Chat: Corporate Venture Capital & Quantified Self ! Optus-Innov8 Seed Alfred Lo Lead Principal @apglo
  2. 2. Corporate Venture Capital What is CVC and why do corporates do it? Quantified Self Delve into the Quantified Self space and its connection to telcos
  3. 3. (Source:
  4. 4. The Problem ! With focus on a narrow range of projects, corporates lack a way to sniff out competitive threats beyond their main areas of expertise.
  5. 5. The Argument ! Investing in external startups can help a company see, understand, and respond rapidly to changes in the business landscape.
  6. 6. VENTURE CAPITAL CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL Financial Returns Investment from External Partners Pre-determined Investment Horizons Financial + Strategic Returns Investment from Parent Company Flexible Investment Horizons
  7. 7. Infolust [in-fo-lust] -noun
  8. 8. Global data traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past 5 years, and will increase threefold over the next 5 Cisco, May 2013
  9. 9. INFO-SENSE making information delivery so seamless and useful that consumers will feel as though they’ve developed a sixth sense: info-sense
  10. 10. Number of Deals
  11. 11. Deal Size
  12. 12. Optus-Innov8 Seed is a collaboration between Optus and SingTel Innov8 bringing together funding and resources for Australian tech startups