The Business of (Tech) Startups - MEDA Annual Conference - Apr 2014

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Slides for my MEDA Annual conference keynote talking about the increasing intersection between venture capital, high growth tech companies and economic development.

The Business of (Tech) Startups - MEDA Annual Conference - Apr 2014

  1. @paulsingh # THE BUSINESS OF (TECH) STARTUPS THE (GROWING) INTERSECTION OF VENTURE CAPITAL, HIGH- GROWTH TECH COMPANIES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  2. @paulsingh # @paulsingh 500 STARTUPS
  3. @paulsingh # A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  4. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual EARLY STAGE STARTUPS HAVE CHANGED
  5. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual STARTUP COSTS LOWER THAN EVERBUT SCALING STILL COSTS MONEY CLOUD, OPEN SOURCE AND ONLINE DISTRIBUTION DRIVING
  6. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual WEB GETS BIGGER. WORLD GETS SMALLER.
  7. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual TRACTION IS THE NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTYPLATFORMS (SEARCH, SOCIAL & MOBILE) PRIMARILY DRIVING THE CHANGE. NO LONGER “GOOD ENOUGH” TO DEPEND ON TECH DIFFERENTIATION.
  8. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual CAPITAL INCREASINGLY COMMODITIZEDRISE OF THE ANGELS, YO!
  9. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual NEW REALITY: MONEY FOLLOWS FOUNDERS RISE OF THE ENTREPRENEURS, YO!
  10. @paulsingh # ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS CHANGED
  11. @paulsingh # THE AGE OF THE INDUSTRIAL CITY IS OVER
  12. @paulsingh # NOW POSSIBLE TO BUILD BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES IN T-SHIRTS FROM A COUCH
  13. @paulsingh # FROM ANYWHERE*
  14. @paulsingh # BUT…
  15. @paulsingh # MORE THAN TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES, KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY HAS AN INHERENT TENDENCY TOWARDS GEOGRAPHIC AGGLOMERATION ADVANTAGES MATTER, AND THE FUTURE DEPENDS HEAVILY ON THE PAST. ! THE SUCCESS OF A CITY FOSTERS MORE SUCCESS, AS COMMUNITIES THAT CAN ATTRACT SKILLED WORKERS AND GOOD JOBS TEND TO ATTRACT EVEN MORE. “ -- ENRICO MORETTI
  16. @paulsingh # NEAR PERFECT CORRELATION BETWEEN URBANIZATION AND PROSPERITY
  17. @paulsingh # NEAR PERFECT CORRELATION BETWEEN PRESENCE OF SMALL FIRMS AND THE LATER GROWTH OF A REGION*
  18. @paulsingh # BUT…
  19. @paulsingh # TECH COMPANIES WILL NEVER CREATE THE MAJORITY OF JOBS
  20. @paulsingh # TECH COMPANIES HAVE A DISPROPORTIONATELY POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY
  21. @paulsingh # WHAT HAPPENS IN THE TECH SECTOR DETERMINES THE SALARY OF MOST PEOPLE, WHETHER THEY WORK IN TECH OR NOT
  22. @paulsingh # ALTHOUGH JOBS IN LOCAL SERVICES CONSTITUTE THE VAST MAJORITY OF JOBS, THEY ARE THE ECONOMIC GROWTH. “ -- ENRICO MORETTI
  23. @paulsingh # PROXIMITY IS VALUABLE
  24. @paulsingh # MODERN ECONOMIC DEV ! PEOPLE > STRUCTURES
  25. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual HUGE OPPORTUNITY AT THE POST-SEED, PRE-A LEVEL
  26. @paulsingh #@paulsingh #MEDAannual INVESTORS: INVEST OUTSIDE YOUR REGION, BRING THE BEST FOUNDERS TO YOUR CITY
  27. @paulsingh #
  28. @paulsingh # TECHNOLOGY IS THE FUNDAMENTAL DRIVER OF GROWTH IN THE INDUSTRIALIZED WORLD
  29. @paulsingh # LEARN MORE: disruption.vc THE BUSINESS OF (TECH) STARTUPS THE (GROWING) INTERSECTION OF VENTURE CAPITAL, HIGH- GROWTH TECH COMPANIES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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