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Big Things

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A brochure-style presentation to introduce the big picture vision for R7 Partners, a venture capital firm that finds, funds, and builds early-stage startups with ambitious innovation.

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Big Things

  1. 1. Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat. THEODORE “TEDDY” ROOSEVELT 26th President of the United States, 1906 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and “Rough Rider”
  2. 2. They have a way of sneaking up on us. BIG THINGS
  3. 3. For instance...
  4. 4. Do you realize that when Seinfeld went off the air in 1998, Google had not even been invented yet?
  5. 5. Over 800 million people visit YouTube each month and they watch over four billion hours of video.
  6. 6. The domain www.youtube.com was first registered on February 14, 2005.
  7. 7. The most profitable company in the history of the world…
  8. 8. …has been surpassed by a technology company.
  9. 9. That smartphone in your pocket is more powerful than every computer at NASA when we went to the moon… COMBINED.
  10. 10. And there are now more than one billion people with smartphones in their pockets.
  11. 11. That’s a lot of NASAs.
  12. 12. BIG THINGS They have a way of changing the world.
  13. 13. Look around you… It is easy to take the world we’ve built for granted.
  14. 14. 200 years ago, industrial machines transformed every aspect of our world.
  15. 15. Over the past 40 years, computers transformed everything again.
  16. 16. And in the process created a lot of very, very wealthy people.
  17. 17. It’s easy to think we have technologically ARRIVED.
  18. 18. It's even easier to forget we have only JUST BEGUN.
  19. 19. They have a way of redefining “normal.” BIG THINGS
  20. 20. CLIMATE • HEALTHCARE COSTS • PANDEMICS TERRORISM • POVERTY • POPULATION EXPLOSION RESOURCE SHORTAGES • RISING ENERGY DEMAND INFRASTRUCTURE COLLAPSE • CYBERSECURITY DRINKING WATER SHORTAGES • EDUCATIONAL NEEDS PRIVATE SPACE EXPLORATION Over the next 50 years, we will face massive and historic challenges.
  21. 21. Some people say there’s no hope of solving these challenges.
  22. 22. Those people are crazy.
  23. 23. We are a species that dares mighty things.
  24. 24. We know we can solve tomorrow’s challenges, because that’s what we do.
  25. 25. The next technological age is already starting.
  26. 26. Right now people are creating driverless, autonomous cars that will revolutionize transportation and safety.
  27. 27. Right now people are creating spray on skin for burn victims grown from their own skin cells.
  28. 28. Right now people are creating eye implants that will give sight to the blind.
  29. 29. Right now people are creating computer interfaces you will control with your mind.
  30. 30. Right now people are creating handheld medical devices that will diagnose symptoms better than a doctor.
  31. 31. Right now people are creating machines that will mine nearby asteroids for precious metals.
  32. 32. Right now people are creating next gen computer chips that will surpass Moore’s Law.
  33. 33. Right now people are creating fuel cells that will generate onsite electricity, free of the power grid.
  34. 34. The next technological age will transform our world in ways we can’t even imagine.
  35. 35. And the wealth it creates will be enormous.
  36. 36. We are a Venture Capital firm that finds, funds, and builds BIG THINGS
  37. 37. We invest in early-stage companies with ambitious innovation.
  38. 38. We believe the future belongs to the dreamers, the ones who don’t set boundaries.
  39. 39. We believe solving the next real challenge is what pushes humanity forward.
  40. 40. We believe in BIG THINGS
  41. 41. Image Sources and Credits Apollo Rocket - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Apollo_15_launch_medium_distance.jpg Seinfeld - http://www.elhablador.com.mx/?p=346 Exxon Sign - http://forestparkgeorgia.blogspot.com/2012/06/exxon-forest-park-georgia-gas-station.html Tim Cook - http://en.tengrinews.kz/opinion/107/ NASA Control Room - http://images.ksc.nasa.gov/photos/1969/captions/KSC-69P-0856.html New York City - http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper/details/1740/rockefeller%27s_view.html Printing Press - http://www.ameshistoricalsociety.org/exhibits/tribune/11/wf_1142.htm Prosthetic Arm - http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2013/01/23/action-plan-making-brain- controlled-prosthetics-that-can-open-a-clothespin/ Mars rover celebration - http://www.forbes.com/sites/singularity/2012/08/06/we-must-dare-mighty-things-a- successful-glorious-triumph-on-mars/ Self driving car - http://www.industrytap.com/we-will-all-be-in-driverless-cars-by-2020/517 Spray on skin - http://news.discovery.com/tech/biotechnology/spray-on-skin-burn-victims.htm Brain implant for vision - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/9243223/Eye-implant-restores- vision-to-blind-patients.html Brain computer interface - http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134682-hackers-backdoor-the-human-brain- successfully-extract-sensitive-data Scandau scout - http://www.scanadu.com Asteroid mining - http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55879-planetary-resources-inc-plans-to-mine-asteroids-for- precious-resourcess Fuel Cells - http://www.bloomenergy.com
  42. 42. This presentation was designed by: www.apolloideas.com

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