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Boston Startup Scene Guide - Fall 2013


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A detailed review of the Boston startup scene - covering big and small companies and clusters that make the Boston community so special.

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Boston Startup Scene Guide - Fall 2013

  1. 1--Confidential What Makes Boston’s Start-Up Scene Special? Jeff Bussgang General Partner Flybridge Capital Partners Fall 2013
  2. 2--Confidential  Intellectual Capital – academia, innovation, diverse industries and ideas  Venture Capital  Advisors, Angels, Accelerators  Successful Companies – to partner, poach and/or sell to Ingredients for a Vibrant Start-Up Ecosystem
  3. 3--Confidential Historical Leadership
  4. 4--Confidential MIT – Factory of Innovation
  5. 5--Confidential Harvard – The Business-Side Partner
  6. 6--Confidential Other Colleges and Universities
  7. 7--Confidential - 1,000 2,000 3,000 4,000 5,000 6,000 Patents Issued Per Capita (M) - 2011 2011 Innovation Leadership: Patents Source: US Patent and Trademark Office
  8. 8--Confidential Innovation Leadership: #1 NIH Funding Source: NIH (2008); Center for an Urban Future
  9. 9--Confidential Innovation Economy Is Densely Concentrated
  10. 10--Confidential Geographic Clusters Benefits of High Concentration 495 Corridor 128 Corridor Cambridge/Boston
  11. 11--Confidential Boston’s Innovation District
  12. 12--Confidential “Highest Density Cluster of Innovation on the Planet” Kendall Square
  13. 13--Confidential Next Up: Harvard - Allston
  14. 14--Confidential Venture Capital: Regional Comparison California: $14.1B New York: $1.8B Massachusetts: $3.0B Total VC Investment 2012 Source: NVCA 2013 Yearbook
  15. 15--Confidential Venture Capital Per Capita California: $368/person New York: $92/person Massachusetts: $454/person VC Investment Per Capita 2012
  16. 16--Confidential Life Sciences Leadership
  17. 17--Confidential Boston’s Energy Sector
  18. 18--Confidential High Technology MicroClusters: For Example, Strength in Mobile • Hundreds of iPhone developers in MA • Over 50 VC-backed mobile start-ups • Six 9-figure exits: • Jumptap (Millenial Media) • Where (PayPal) • Quattro (Apple) • Enpocket (Nokia) • M-Qube (Verisign) • Third Screen (AOL) • Other mobile leaders • Adelphic Mobile • Fiksu • RunKeeper • SavingStar • SessionM • Skyhook iPhone developers using location API
  19. 19--Confidential Other MicroClusters Cloud Computing Online Video Gaming Marketing Tech Education
  20. 20--Confidential Proximity to NYC: A Huge Plus
  21. 21--Confidential BOSTON–BASED LIQUIDITY IN LAST 24 MONTHS: IPOS IPOs (17) Market caps as of 09/5/2013 * Indicates IPO filing             $360M* $815M $237M* $580M $286M $392M $1.3B $848M $193M TBD* $1.8B $388M $333M $1.3B $6.2M $11.6B $363M    
  22. 22--Confidential BOSTON–BASED LIQUIDITY IN LAST 24 MONTHS: M&A Market caps as of 09/5/2013 M&A >$500M (5) $775M $700M $1.1B     $500M $1.8B 
  23. 23--Confidential EMERGING PLATFORM COMPANIES MARKET CAPITALIZATION Market caps as of 9/5/2013 $54B $28B $15B $12B $8B $6B $4B        $55B $33B $18B $9B $4B $3B      
  24. 24--Confidential Expansion of Major Tech Companies
  25. 25--Confidential Start-up Resources
  26. 26--Confidential Investors and Entrepreneurs to Follow Investors Blog URL Twitter Fred Destin / Atlas @fdestin Rob Go / Next View @robgo Chip Hazard / Flybridge @chazard Bijan Sabet / Spark @bijan David Skok / Matrix @bostonvc Michael Skok/Northbridge @mjskok Entrepreneurs Blog URL Twitter David Cancel/Hubspot @dcancel Wayne Chang/Crashlytics @wayne Diane Hessan/Commun. @CommunispaceCEO Rob May/Backupify @robmay Jules Pieri/DailyGrommet @julespieri Dharmesh Shah @dharmesh
  27. 27--Confidential Harvard Start-up Resources HBS EIRs 2013 Ajay Agarwal Gordon Bloom Chuck Davis David Hornik Eric Paley Jules Pieri Ruben Pinchanski Rudina Seseri Jim Sharpe Steve Sydness Diego Rodriguez Ray Rothrock Tony Tjan Russ Wilcox Campus Resources NYC STARTUPTREK
  28. 28--Confidential Conclusion: Boston Ranked #1 City of Global Innovation Economy #1 Boston