Investment Panel titled "Startup Investment Trend from Seed to Series A" at SVCW Conference.
2013 is a year of collaborative consumption and sharing economy. Ridesharing services Lyft ($60M Series C) and SideCar, owner car-sharing offers Getaround ($13.9M Series A) and RelayRides ($12.3M Series A), company owned car-sharing offers ZipCar (Acquired by Avis) represents a crowded space. Home-rental site AirBnB ($112M Series B), HomeAway (IPO) and CouchSurfing ($15M Series B), Labor marketplace TaskRabbit ($13M Series C), Thumbtack ($12.5M Series B) and Gigwalk ($6M Series A) reflects the extension of blooming sharing economy. Smart Car, In-Vehicle Technology along with wearable sensors, gesture-based sensors (MYO wristband & Leap Motion) and Smartwatch are following the growth of Smartphone devices iPhone and Android. Our panel from seed, angel and VC funds will discuss the exciting year.