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Venture Capital  2.0 : The [Global]  Lean VC Dave McClure http://500startups.com   ( @DaveMcClure )  Telegraph Start-Up 10...
Changes, Oh. <ul><li>Platforms  = Distribution + Monetization (not Technology) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search  (Google) </li...
Dave McClure: Bio <ul><ul><li>2000-2010: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investor : 100+ Startups (Mint, SlideShare, Twilio, Wi...
500 Startups Seed Fund Mountain View, CA – Founded 2010 <ul><li>Seed Fund & Startup Accelerator (10,000 sq ft) </li></ul><...
Read  Geoffrey Miller Sex  +  Evolution  +  Consumer Mktg  =  Awesome Sauce
Other Great  Shit. Psychology  +  Comics
Platforms 2.0 Search, Social, Mobile
Web 2.0 :  Good  Times . <ul><li># Users, Bandwidth =  Bigger . </li></ul><ul><li>Startup Costs =  Lower . </li></ul><ul><...
Platform Viability Successful Platforms  have 3 Things: 1)  Features 2)  Users 3)  Money Users   . .  Money Features Growt...
Distribution Platforms <ul><ul><li>Customer Reach: 100M+  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Search :  Google  (SEO/SEM) </li>...
Web 2.0 Business Model:  KISS  (“Keep It Simple, Stupid”) <ul><li>1)  Re-invent Web 1.0  Businesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Startup Incubators  Lots of Hot, Cool, Web 2.0! (+ lots of  FAIL .)
Incubator 2.0: Fast, Cheap, FAIL <ul><li>Incubators = supportive startup ecosystem (+ angels, VCs) </li></ul><ul><li>Effic...
Incubator 2.0:  Education, Collaboration, Iteration <ul><li>Success based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MANY ,  small  experim...
fbFund REV <ul><li>fbFund REV : Facebook “Social” Incubator: invest in startups, apps, websites based on Facebook platform...
Venture Capital 2.0 (smaller, faster, better) Venture Capital 1.0  “ Super” Angel  (aka Micro-VC)
Silicon Valley Investor Ecosystem True Ventures First Round Capital Benchmark Accel SoftTech (Clavier) Felicis (Senkut) SV...
Venture Capital: Still Relevant? <ul><li>Good for big CAP: </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise SW </li...
More & Smaller Acquisitions <ul><li>Mature Internet Platform Co’s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GOOG, MSFT, YHOO, EBAY, AOL, AMZN...
Investor Metrics:  “Super Angel”  ->  Lean VC Not  “ Spray & Pray ”, but rather “ Quantitative, Incremental, Selective Fol...
“ Lean Investor” Model <ul><li>Method : Invest in many startups using incremental investment, iterative development.  Star...
Investment #1: Incubate (“Product”) <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1-3 founders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$25K-$...
Investment #2: Seed (“Market”) <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2-5 person team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$100K-$1...
Investment #3: Venture (“Revenue”) <ul><li>Structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5-10 person team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1M...
Summary <ul><li>Platforms 2.0  = Distribution + Monetization, not Tech </li></ul><ul><li>Incubators, Metrics  = Many Small...
Global  Trends <ul><li>More  Young , More  Old  ($$$) Users Online </li></ul><ul><li>More Bandwidth, More Video (= pr0n FT...
Local  Hacks <ul><li>Dominate your  local/native market  first </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or,  move  so that your local market ...
[ Don’t  Pitch  Me, Bro. ] Seriously :  Don’t .  Fuckin g. . Pitch M e . (and  don’t email m e either, cuz i won’t read it)
Don’t Pitch Me, Bro. <ul><li>1 st : Read my stuff (blogs, decks, tweets). </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd : Get a referral from som...
Questions? <ul><li>but make sure they’re not  fucking stupid . </li></ul><ul><li>or else  i’ll heckle you  like idiots. </...
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Platform Viability Successful Platforms have The Lean VC, Global Edition (March 2011, London)

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