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When Angels Rule the World

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Edgar B. Davis, Ram Shriram, and the outlook for angel investing. Plus some general VC trouble-making.

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When Angels Rule the World

  1. 1. When Angels Rule the World Paul Kedrosky Ventures West / UC San Diego Feb 22/2007
  2. 4. 2 minutes
  3. 5. 227,000 49,500
  4. 6. 1:1 1 1 More like 1.03:1, but why brag?
  5. 7. Two Secrets
  6. 8. Secret #1: Angels are Favored by Evolution
  7. 9. The Numbers
  8. 10. Post-Money Valuations
  9. 11. E-mail: $60 Direct sales: $22,000 Indirect sales: $5,000 Direct mail: $70 Airplane banners: $55 Online banner ads: $50 Yellow pages: $20 Search: $8.50 The Cost of Customers is Falling
  10. 12. 1985: $71,000 1990: $9,000 1995: $880 2000: $14.29 2007: $0.25 Infrastructure Cost is Falling 1980: $183,000 / Gb
  11. 13. $s 
  12. 14. Secret #2: VCs are Wimps
  13. 15. The soft underbelly of institutional venture capital
  14. 17. “ The last time we fought for a deal was 2004 .”
  15. 18. Be early.
  16. 19. Be useful.
  17. 20. Be fast.
  18. 21. Be different.
  19. 22. Don’t be VCs !
  20. 23. [email_address]

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