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CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 1
What Makes Boston’s Start-Up
Scene Special?
Jeff Bussgang
General Partner, Flybridge Ca...
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 2
 Intellectual Capital – academia, innovation,
diverse industries and ideas
 Advisors,...
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 3
Historical Leadership
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 4
MIT – Factory of Innovation
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 5
Harvard Is No Slouch
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 6
Other Colleges and Universities
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 7
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Location Quotient (LQ)
Mass...
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Innovation Economy Is Densely Concentrated
Population: 640k Boston, 4.5m Greater Boston...
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 9
Geographic Clusters Benefits of High Concentration
495 Corridor
128 Corridor
Cambridge/...
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“Highest Density Cluster of Innovation on the Planet”
Kendall Square
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Boston’s Innovation District
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Next Up: Harvard - Allston
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Venture Capital: Regional Comparison
California:
$85B
New York:
$20B
Massachusetts:
$2...
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Venture Capital Per Capita
California:
$3.7k/person
New York:
$1.0k/person
Massachuset...
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Proximity to NYC: A Huge Plus
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Leading Clusters: Life Sciences Leadership
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Leading Clusters: Boston’s Energy Sector
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MicroClusters Matter:
For Example, Mobile
• Over 100 VC-backed mobile start-ups
• Seve...
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Other MicroClusters
Cloud Computing
Cybersecurity
Health IT
Marketing
Tech
Education
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Strong Community of Women Tech Leaders
#2 “Top Cities for Female Entrepreneurs” - Forb...
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Market caps as of 9/8/2015
$47B
$38B
$17B
$13B
$10B
$5B
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$71B
$49B
$3...
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Expansion of Major Tech Companies
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Start-up Resources
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HubWeek Example: October 3-10
• Register: http://ow.ly/RSnmh
Michael Sandel’s MasterCl...
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 25
Harvard Start-up Resources
1. Ajay Agarwal – Bain Capital
2. Julia Austin – Austinfish...
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Investors and Entrepreneurs to Follow
Investors Blog URL Twitter
Rob Go / Next View ro...
CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 27
Conclusion: Top Ranked Innovation City
It’s All Here Waiting For You
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Boston Startup Scene - Fall 2015

  1. 1. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 1 What Makes Boston’s Start-Up Scene Special? Jeff Bussgang General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School Fall 2015
  2. 2. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 2  Intellectual Capital – academia, innovation, diverse industries and ideas  Advisors, Angels, Accelerators- seed $  Venture Capital – scale $, mentorship  Successful Companies – to partner, poach and/or sell to Ingredients for a Vibrant Start-Up Ecosystem
  3. 3. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 3 Historical Leadership
  4. 4. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 4 MIT – Factory of Innovation
  5. 5. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 5 Harvard Is No Slouch
  6. 6. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 6 Other Colleges and Universities
  7. 7. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 7 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 MA VA WA CA MD TX NC NY Location Quotient (LQ) Mass Tech Sector - Most Concentrated in US Source: MassTLC State of Technology Report – 2015 LQ is a way of defining how concentrated an industry cluster is compared to the national average
  8. 8. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 8 Innovation Economy Is Densely Concentrated Population: 640k Boston, 4.5m Greater Boston Area 40% of workforce in an innovation economy sector
  9. 9. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 9 Geographic Clusters Benefits of High Concentration 495 Corridor 128 Corridor Cambridge/Boston
  10. 10. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 10 “Highest Density Cluster of Innovation on the Planet” Kendall Square
  11. 11. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 11 Boston’s Innovation District
  12. 12. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 12 Next Up: Harvard - Allston
  13. 13. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 13 Venture Capital: Regional Comparison California: $85B New York: $20B Massachusetts: $20B VC Capital Under Management - 2014 Source: NVCA 2015 Yearbook 80% of total VC $ in these 3 regions
  14. 14. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 14 Venture Capital Per Capita California: $3.7k/person New York: $1.0k/person Massachusetts: $4.3k/person VC Capital Under Management Per Capita - 2014 Source: NVCA 2015 Yearbook, US Census, CA is counted as four MSAs (LA, SF, San Jose, San Diego)
  15. 15. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 15 Proximity to NYC: A Huge Plus
  16. 16. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 16 Leading Clusters: Life Sciences Leadership
  17. 17. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 17 Leading Clusters: Boston’s Energy Sector
  18. 18. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 18 MicroClusters Matter: For Example, Mobile • Over 100 VC-backed mobile start-ups • Seven >$100M exits: • Crashlytics (Twitter) • Enpocket (Nokia) • Jumptap (Millenial Media) • M-Qube (Verisign) • Quattro (Apple) • Third Screen (AOL) • Where (PayPal)
  19. 19. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 19 Other MicroClusters Cloud Computing Cybersecurity Health IT Marketing Tech Education
  20. 20. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 20 Strong Community of Women Tech Leaders #2 “Top Cities for Female Entrepreneurs” - Forbes Cynthia Brezeal Jibo Wendy Cebula EdX Abbie Celniker Eleven Bio Michelle Dipp Ovascience Gail Goodman Constant Contact Helen Greiner CyPhy/iRobot Bettina Hein Pixability Sheila Marcelo Care.com
  21. 21. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 21 Market caps as of 9/8/2015 $47B $38B $17B $13B $10B $5B $5B        $71B $49B $31B $11B $10B $8B $5B       Tech Life Sciences Boston-Based Platform Companies Market Capitalization >$5B
  22. 22. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 22 Expansion of Major Tech Companies
  23. 23. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 23 Start-up Resources
  24. 24. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 24 HubWeek Example: October 3-10 • Register: http://ow.ly/RSnmh Michael Sandel’s MasterClass at Fenway http://www.harvard.edu/hubweek
  25. 25. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 25 Harvard Start-up Resources 1. Ajay Agarwal – Bain Capital 2. Julia Austin – Austinfish 3. Steve Bonner – Cancer Treatment 4. David Chang – Paypal 5. Sam Clemens – InsightSquared 6. Chuck Davis – TCV 7. David Frankel – Founder Collective 8. Janet Kraus – Peach/Circles 9. Sharon Peyer – Hitbliss 10. Jules Pieri – The Grommet 11. Ruben Pinchanski – Digitas 12. Katie Rae – Techstars Boston 13. Duke Rohlen - Spirox 14. Rudina Seseri – Fairhaven Capital 15. Martin Sinozich – Venn Capital 16. Jim Sharpe – HBS/Extrusion Tech 17. Michael Skok – Assemble 18. Jim Southern – Pacific Lake 19. Russ Wilcox – E Ink/Transatomic NYC STARTUP TREK Campus ResourcesHBS EIRs – 2015-16
  26. 26. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 26 Investors and Entrepreneurs to Follow Investors Blog URL Twitter Rob Go / Next View robgo.org @robgo Chip Hazard / Flybridge hazard.typepad.com @chazard Bijan Sabet / Spark bijansabet.com @bijan David Skok / Matrix forentrepreneurs.com @bostonvc Michael Skok / Assemble mjskok.com @mjskok Entrepreneurs Blog URL Twitter David Cancel/Drifft davidcancel.com @dcancel David Chang/ex-PayPal @changds Wayne Chang/Twitter waynechang.com @wayne Diane Hessan/StartUp Inst @DianeHessan Sean Lindsay/Tapjoy @rseanlindsay Jules Pieri/DailyGrommet jules.thegrommit.com @julespieri Dharmesh Shah/Hubspot onstartups.com @dharmesh Mike Troiano/Actifio medium.com/@miketrap @miketrap
  27. 27. CONFIDENTIAL PRESENTATION | PAGE 27 Conclusion: Top Ranked Innovation City It’s All Here Waiting For You

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