Global Innovation Economy:
Golden Age of Entrepreneurship
Kamran Elahian
Global Catalyst Venture Alliance
IDCEE Conference...
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KamI ran

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Kamran Elahian
CAE Systems: Co-founder, CAD software, acquired by Tektronix for $75M
24 Years Hi-Tech
Entrepreneurship

Ci...
IT Innovation Value

Content
Software
Micro-Electronic
Electro-Mechanical
Mechanical
Manual
Sewing - Manual
Sewing -Mechanical
Sewing - Electro -Mechanical
Sewing - MicroElectronics
Sewing - Software
Sewing - Content
The Internet of:
Everyone
Anytime
Everywhere
The Internet of:
Everyone
Anytime
Everywhere
The Internet of:
Everyone
Anytime
Everywhere
Everything
IT Innovation Value

Content
Software
Micro-Electronic
Electro-Mechanical
Mechanical
Manual

Incremental Innovation Value
Electro-Mechanical Incremental
Value
IT Innovation Value

Content
Software
Micro-Electronic
Electro-Mechanical
Mechanical
Manual
Timing Innovation Value
Great Technologies Ahead of Their Time

My Three Failed Companies:
Momenta (iPAD -20 Years)
Cahoots (Skype -5 Years)
Entop...
IT Innovation Value

Content
Software
Micro-Electronic
Electro-Mechanical
Mechanical
Manual
Geographic Innovation Value
Geographic Innovation
Diaspora In Silicon Valley
•

India(Juniper, Cavium), China (Yahoo,
YouTube) Israel(SanDisk, Checkpo...
Digital-Divide ------------> Digital Unite
21st Century Education
Interaction, New Ideas
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Inv...
Global Start-up Accelerators:
Diaspora of Silicon Valley Culture

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Nano-Tech Innovation Value
(10-7 to 10-10 meters)

Fermi-Tech
10-15
Pico-Tech
10-12
Nano-Tech
10-9
Micro-Tech
10-6

Visibl...
Nano-Tech
Altering:
Physical,
Electrical,
&Optical
Properties
Molecular Biology Innovation Value
(10-7 to 10-10 meters)

Fermi-Tech
10-15
Pico-Tech
10-12
Nano-Tech
10-9
Micro-Tech
10-6...
From Dolly to Super Humans
Dark Side of Innovation
Weapons of Mass Destruction
•

(Nuclear, Chemical, Cyber-Attacks)

Big Brother, Rise of the Demoni...
Innovation Value
(IT, Nano-Tech or
Molecular Biology)

Global Human Values (SPI)
Speculation vs. Innovation


Speculation Capitalism:
• IRR Driven that ONLY Benefits Shareholders



Innovation Capitali...
Global Innovation Economy


Innovation (develop a product/service that benefits humanity)



Multicultural (Diaspora)

...
One Global Fund
USA
China

Japan

GCVA
$250M

Singapore
Malaysia
Indonesia

India

Israel
MENA

Russia

Leveraging our Glo...
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IDCEE 2013: Global Innovation Economy: Golden Age of Entrepreneurship - Kamran Elahian (Co-Founder & Chairman @ Global Catalyst Partners)

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Kamran Elahian has co-founded more than ten high-tech companies and two nonprofit organizations (see list below), in addition to co-founding Global Catalyst Partners. He serves as chairman of the board for Actelis Networks, the Global Catalyst Foundation and is Chairman Emeritus of Relief International-Schools Online, and serves on the board of SoundHound. He also serves as co-chair of UNDESA-GAID, The Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development is a United Nations global forum that promotes the use of information and communication technologies in developing countries.

In December 2006, Mr. Elahian was presented The Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities of the fabless semiconductor industry.

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IDCEE 2013: Global Innovation Economy: Golden Age of Entrepreneurship - Kamran Elahian (Co-Founder & Chairman @ Global Catalyst Partners)

  1. 1. Global Innovation Economy: Golden Age of Entrepreneurship Kamran Elahian Global Catalyst Venture Alliance IDCEE Conference, Kiev October 2013
  2. 2. Chao Chaos Chaos Cha os s o a h C
  3. 3. KamI ran •神乱
  4. 4. Kamran Elahian CAE Systems: Co-founder, CAD software, acquired by Tektronix for $75M 24 Years Hi-Tech Entrepreneurship Cirrus Logic: Co-founder, Fabless semiconductor, IPO at $150M; peak at $3.5B NeoMagic: Co-founder, mobile multimedia IC, IPO at $300M; peak at $700M Centillium: Co-founder, communication IC, IPO at $700M; peak at $4B Global Profile Financing/Operating Investment Entities in U.S., Japan, Germany, France, Taiwan, Singapore, India, Israel, Armenia and China; Fluency in English and Persian, limited French and Japanese Global Catalyst Partners: Chairman and Co-founder 14 Years Global Venture Capital Silicon Valley international, multistage, technology oriented venture capital firm. Invests in leading edge technology companies in the U.S., China, Japan, India & Israel Global Catalyst Foundation: Chairman and Co-founder – private foundation with mission to improve peoples’ lives through effective application of IT. 17 Years nonProfit/Public Service Relief International-Schools Online: Chairman Emeritus – humanitarian agency that provides emergency relief, development assistance & program services to vulnerable communities worldwide. Provided Computers and access to the Internet for 6400 Schools in 36 Countries. UNGAID: Former Co-Chair - United Nations global forum that promotes the use of information and communication technologies in developing countries.
  5. 5. IT Innovation Value Content Software Micro-Electronic Electro-Mechanical Mechanical Manual
  6. 6. Sewing - Manual
  7. 7. Sewing -Mechanical
  8. 8. Sewing - Electro -Mechanical
  9. 9. Sewing - MicroElectronics
  10. 10. Sewing - Software
  11. 11. Sewing - Content
  12. 12. The Internet of: Everyone Anytime Everywhere
  13. 13. The Internet of: Everyone Anytime Everywhere
  14. 14. The Internet of: Everyone Anytime Everywhere Everything
  15. 15. IT Innovation Value Content Software Micro-Electronic Electro-Mechanical Mechanical Manual Incremental Innovation Value
  16. 16. Electro-Mechanical Incremental Value
  17. 17. IT Innovation Value Content Software Micro-Electronic Electro-Mechanical Mechanical Manual Timing Innovation Value
  18. 18. Great Technologies Ahead of Their Time My Three Failed Companies: Momenta (iPAD -20 Years) Cahoots (Skype -5 Years) Entopia (Meta Search -4 Years)
  19. 19. IT Innovation Value Content Software Micro-Electronic Electro-Mechanical Mechanical Manual Geographic Innovation Value
  20. 20. Geographic Innovation Diaspora In Silicon Valley • India(Juniper, Cavium), China (Yahoo, YouTube) Israel(SanDisk, Checkpoint), Iran (Ebay, Cirrus Logic), Russia(Google, Evernote),... Diaspora Of Silicon Valley Culture • Local and Virtual Incubators (Plug & Play, 500 Startups, Unreasonable Institute,...)
  21. 21. Digital-Divide ------------> Digital Unite 21st Century Education Interaction, New Ideas Innovation & Entrepreneurship Investment Job Creation Global Catalyst Foundation
  22. 22. Global Start-up Accelerators: Diaspora of Silicon Valley Culture 22
  23. 23. Nano-Tech Innovation Value (10-7 to 10-10 meters) Fermi-Tech 10-15 Pico-Tech 10-12 Nano-Tech 10-9 Micro-Tech 10-6 Visible to Eye >100 Microns
  24. 24. Nano-Tech Altering: Physical, Electrical, &Optical Properties
  25. 25. Molecular Biology Innovation Value (10-7 to 10-10 meters) Fermi-Tech 10-15 Pico-Tech 10-12 Nano-Tech 10-9 Micro-Tech 10-6 Visible to Eye >100 Microns
  26. 26. From Dolly to Super Humans
  27. 27. Dark Side of Innovation Weapons of Mass Destruction • (Nuclear, Chemical, Cyber-Attacks) Big Brother, Rise of the Demonic Robots Mutant Monsters, Biological Germs Global Financial Collapse (2008) • (High IRR Justifies Every Action)
  28. 28. Innovation Value (IT, Nano-Tech or Molecular Biology) Global Human Values (SPI)
  29. 29. Speculation vs. Innovation  Speculation Capitalism: • IRR Driven that ONLY Benefits Shareholders  Innovation Capitalism: • IRR Driven that Benefits Shareholders, Employees, Customers, Society and Environment (SPI)
  30. 30. Global Innovation Economy  Innovation (develop a product/service that benefits humanity)  Multicultural (Diaspora)  Global Approach  Acceptance of Failure  Meritocracy  Shared Ownership  Participatory Management
  31. 31. One Global Fund USA China Japan GCVA $250M Singapore Malaysia Indonesia India Israel MENA Russia Leveraging our Global and Local Networks

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