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LA Tech & Venture Landscape
Mark Suster
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Silicon Valley dominated the infrastructure phase of the Internet.
In effect, they built the roads, bridges and airports...
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The “Application Layer” (Three C’s) of the Internet favors cities like LA:
Content, Commerce & Communications
Personal c...
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The Internet is largely becoming a video platform.
Content Commerce Communication
<30 minutes / day 5.3 hours / day
Past...
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Many of the best video startups in the country
are being built in Los Angeles.
• Writers
• Directors
• Actors
• Special ...
Content development
companies are becoming
increasingly valuable
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Content has become incredibly valuable as distributors ...
43M
31M
100M
13M
55M
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LA has become a powerhouse in games. Several hundred millionaires will
help create the next wave of...
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Virtual Reality
VR/AR are in the first inning but LA will be a leading player in what will be a
dominant computing platf...
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LA knows how to create consumer brands and has the celebrities to promote
them.
Historic Brands Internet Brands
Content ...
Past
Generation X
1.4B
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LA owns how the next generation of people communicate and meet with
each other.
CommerceContent
...
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The “Snapchat Effect” of a public Internet company
in Los Angeles will be enormous.
Attracting talent
to Los Angeles
M&...
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Venture in LA
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LA is #3 largest tech ecosystem in the US…
Bay Area New York Greater Northwest Boston Chicago Austin DC Colorado
12%
2%...
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…and is among the fastest growing.
Greater Northwest Chicago New York DC Boston Bay Area Colorado Austin
5.3%
3.8%3.9%4...
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LA’s venture community has never been stronger and is growing rapidly.
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LA has done great at funding early-stage innovation. Increasingly we should
also develop some late-stage local fundin...
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LA advantages
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Greater LA has more top 25 engineering schools than anywhere else in the
country.
Source: US News & World Report, Accre...
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Greater
Boston
Bay Area
New York
10,945
6,811
7,561
9,862
Los Angeles
Sources: US News & World Report, Accreditation Bo...
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LA has an affordability advantage over SF or NYC…
Source: Council for Community and Economic Research Cost of Living In...
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…and a clear weather and lifestyle bonus.
Pleasant days: Days with (1) mean temperature between 55° F and 75° F, (2) mi...
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LA has infrastructure advantages in trade and population.
of top 10 major ports in the US
3
$460B
import / exports per ...
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LA has always been an entrepreneurial city
Greater
Miami
SF
Houston
NYC
Atlanta
Phoenix
Riverside
Dallas
Seattle
DC
Bos...
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Fast growing tech ecosystem
The future is sunny in LA.
Growing venture capital community
Content, Commerce, Communicati...
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…and is among the fastest growing.
Greater Northwest Chicago New York DC Boston Bay Area Colorado Austin
5.3%
3.8%3.9%4%4.1%
4.4%4.5%4.6%4.7%
Los Angeles
Source: AngellList – startup companies by region by month.
Note: Compound monthly growth rate of new startups by region from Jan 2014 to June 2014

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