Spotting the Next  Billion Dollar  Idea @noahkagan
The Daily Raw Dog
<ul><li>“No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Slashdot </li></ul>
 
Farmville Game Guides <ul><li>80 million / month players </li></ul><ul><li>1% are paying </li></ul><ul><li>5% convert to b...
Be  Self ish <ul><li>What services do you use every day? </li></ul>
My Other “Failed” Businesses <ul><li>Phatcast: YouTube based on bit torrent </li></ul><ul><li>CollegeUp: College Craiglist...
Global <ul><li>Make an assumption about the next 6 months </li></ul>
The Sexy Trap <ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Priorities <ul><ul><li>No meeting Mon / Fri </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 10 / 15 rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only Bu...
Mohan Belani’s Screen
Web Tools <ul><li>http://tungle.me/noahkagan </li></ul><ul><li>Google Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the Milk </li></ul>...
Books to Read <ul><li>Influence  </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota Way </li></ul><ul><li>Predictably Irrational  </li></ul><ul><li>...
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Billion Dollar Trend Spotting by Noah Kagan

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A presentation I put together on businesses that got to a billion, things to look for and some tools to start yourself.

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  • – Wanted to check out hot chicks – I love personal finance and telling people about it – I built games and realized monetizing them was hard and no one was doing it right. Asia was blowing up.
  • Billion Dollar Trend Spotting by Noah Kagan

    1. 1. Spotting the Next Billion Dollar Idea @noahkagan
    2. 2. The Daily Raw Dog
    3. 3. <ul><li>“No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Slashdot </li></ul>
    4. 5. Farmville Game Guides <ul><li>80 million / month players </li></ul><ul><li>1% are paying </li></ul><ul><li>5% convert to buying $10 guide </li></ul><ul><li>Total available size: $400,000 </li></ul>
    5. 6. Be Self ish <ul><li>What services do you use every day? </li></ul>
    6. 7. My Other “Failed” Businesses <ul><li>Phatcast: YouTube based on bit torrent </li></ul><ul><li>CollegeUp: College Craiglist </li></ul><ul><li>BetArcade.com: Sports Betting Game </li></ul>
    7. 8. Global <ul><li>Make an assumption about the next 6 months </li></ul>
    8. 9. The Sexy Trap <ul><li>Applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iPhone has 50 million people. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 70% of revenue. </li></ul><ul><li>Capture 1 million on a $5 application </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue opportunity: $3,500,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Bottom line: Good to be the Godfather! </li></ul>
    9. 10. Priorities <ul><ul><li>No meeting Mon / Fri </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The 10 / 15 rule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only Business Instant Messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone saves time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email nazi </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How much of your time is spent reading blogs? </li></ul>
    10. 11. Mohan Belani’s Screen
    11. 12. Web Tools <ul><li>http://tungle.me/noahkagan </li></ul><ul><li>Google Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Remember the Milk </li></ul><ul><li>Instapaper </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue Time </li></ul>
    12. 13. Books to Read <ul><li>Influence </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota Way </li></ul><ul><li>Predictably Irrational </li></ul><ul><li>Art of the Start </li></ul><ul><li>Paradox of Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate Sales Machine </li></ul><ul><li>Permission Marketing or Purple Cow </li></ul>

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