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Boston startup scene presentation fall 2012

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A review of the Boston start-up scene - as of Fall 2012

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Boston startup scene presentation fall 2012

  1. 1. What Makes Boston’s Start-Up Scene Special? Jeff Bussgang General Partner Flybridge Capital Partners Fall 2012 1--Confidential
  2. 2. Ingredients for a Vibrant Start-Up Ecosystem Intellectual Capital – academia, innovation, diverse industries and ideas Venture Capital Advisors, Angels, Accelerators Successful Companies – to partner, poach and/or sell to 2--Confidential
  3. 3. Historical Leadership3--Confidential
  4. 4. MIT – Factory of Innovation4--Confidential
  5. 5. Harvard – The Business-Side Partner5--Confidential
  6. 6. Other Colleges and Universities6--Confidential
  7. 7. Innovation Leadership: #1 Patents7--Confidential
  8. 8. Innovation Leadership: #1 NIH FundingSource: NIH (2008); Center for an Urban Future 8--Confidential
  9. 9. Innovation Economy Is Densely Concentrated 9--Confidential
  10. 10. Geographic Clusters Benefits of High Concentration 128 Corridor Cambridge/Boston495 Corridor 10--Confidential
  11. 11. Venture Capital: Regional Comparison Total VC Investment 2011 Massachusetts: $2.9B New York: $2.7B California: $14.6BSource: NVCA 2012 Yearbook 11--Confidential
  12. 12. Venture Capital Per Capita VC Investment Per Capita 2011 Massachusetts: $446/person New York: $142/personCalifornia:$391/person 12--Confidential
  13. 13. Life Sciences Leadership13--Confidential
  14. 14. Boston’s Energy Sector14--Confidential
  15. 15. High Technology MicroClusters: For Example, Strength in Mobile • Hundreds of iPhone developers in MA • Over 50 VC-backed mobile start-ups • Five 9-figure exits: • Where (PayPal) • Quattro (Apple) • Enpocket (Nokia) • M-Qube (Verisign) • Third Screen (AOL) • Other mobile leaders • Fiksu • JumpTap • MocoSpace • RunKeeper • SavingStariPhone developers using location API • SessionM • Skyhook 15--Confidential
  16. 16. Other MicroClustersCloud Computing Gaming Marketing Tech Online Video 16--Confidential
  17. 17. Proximity to NYC: A Huge Plus17--Confidential
  18. 18. BOSTON–BASED LIQUIDITY IN LAST 18 MONTHSIPOs (12) M&A >$500M (3)  $362M  $178M  $976M   $159M $1.1B  $739M  $1.3B   $776M $775M $1.3B $404M $4.75B  $198M $700M $486M Market caps as of 10/4/2012 18--Confidential
  19. 19. Expansion of Major Tech Companies19--Confidential
  20. 20. Start-up Resources20--Confidential
  21. 21. Investors and Entrepreneurs to FollowInvestors Blog URL TwitterBijan Sabet / Spark bijansabet.com @bijanDavid Skok / Matrix forentrepreneurs.com @bostonvcRob Go / Next View robgo.org @robgoFred Destin / Atlas freddestin.com @fdestinScott Maxwell / Openview blog.openviewpartners.com/autho @scottsnews r/scott-maxwellEntrepreneurs Blog URL TwitterBill Warner billwarner.posterous.com @billwarnerDavid Cancel davidcancel.com @dcancelDharmesh Shah onstartups.com @dharmeshRob May coconutheadsets.com @robmayWayne Chang waynechang.com @wayne 21--Confidential
  22. 22. Harvard Start-up Resources HBS EIRs Campus Resources 2012 Kent Dauten Chuck DavisDayna Grayson Steve Halmos David Hornik Terry Kramer Eric Paley Jules Pieri Eric RiesDiego Rodriguez Ray Rothrock Cristian Shea Steve Sydness Tony Tjan Lauri Union NYC STARTUP TREK Russ Wilcox Gwill York 22--Confidential
  23. 23. Conclusion: Boston Ranked #1 City of Global Innovation Economy #1 Boston www.massitsallhere.com23--Confidential

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