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Khazanah Tech Talk - San Francisco, March 2017
What’s New in Tech?
Dave McClure

Founding Partner, 500 Startups
00’s & 10’s:
• VC: Founders Fund, Facebook fbFund, 500 Startups
• Angel: Mashery, Mint.com, SlideShare, Twilio, Wildfire, SendGrid
• Marketing: PayPal, Simply Hired, Mint.com, O’Reilly
80’s & 90’s:
• Entrepreneur: Aslan Computing (acq’d by Servinet/Panurgy)
• Developer: Windows / SQL DB consultant (Intel, MSFT)
• Engineer: Johns Hopkins‘88, BS Eng / Applied Math
• What is 500?
– $330M AUM / 4+ main funds / 10+ microfunds
– 150 people / 25 languages / 20 countries
– 1800+ Companies / 3000+ Founders / 200+ Mentors
– Investment, Accelerator, BizDev, Marketing, Events, Education
– Community + Content + Conferences
• 1800+ Co’s / 60+ Countries
– Twilio (NYSE: TWLO)
– Credit Karma
– Grab
– Wildfire (acq GOOG, $350M)
– MakerBot (acq SSYS, $400M)
– Viki (acq Rakuten, $200M)
– Behance (acq Adobe, $150M)
– Simple (acq BBVA, $117M)
– Sunrise (acq MSFT, $100M)
– SendGrid
– TalkDesk
– Intercom
– Udemy
– Ipsy
500 Startups

Global Seed Fund & Startup Platform
2017: What’s New in Tech?
• Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better
• VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets
• Corp: “How do we become VCs?”
• Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?”
• Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces,
SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech
• New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
Dinosaurs vs. Cockroaches

LEAN Startup: Simpler, Faster, Cheaper, Smarter
1990-2000
”Big, Fat, Dinosaur Startup”
• Sun Servers
• Oracle DB
• Exodus Hosting
• 12-24mo dev cycle
• 6-18mo sales cycle
• <100M people online
• $5-10M Series A/B
• Sand Hill Road crawl
2017
”Lean, Little, Cockroach Startup”
• AWS, Google, PayPal, FB, TW
• Cloud + Open Source SW
• Lean Startup; 3-90d dev cycle
• SaaS / online sales
• >3B people online
• <$100K incub + <$1M seed
• $1-3M Seed / Series A
• Angel List global visibility
Startup Platforms:

Search, Social, Mobile,
Pics, Video, Voice, Msgs
Startup Risk Reduction
Concept
Early
Customer
Usage
Scalable
Customer
Acquisition
[about to be]
Profitable
Unit
Economics
Scalable
Profitable
Business
Functional
Prototype
PRODUCT
MARKET
REVENUE
Exit?
When 500
Likes to
Invest
2017: What’s New in Tech?
• Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better
• VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets
• Corp: “How do we become VCs?”
• Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?”
• Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces,
SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech
• New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
Football
“West Coast
Offense”
Baseball
“MoneyBall”
Basketball
“3-pt revolution” Venture Capital
500 Startups
“Lots of little bets”
500 Strategy: MoneyBall for Startups
Re-inventing a 50-year old sport
Q: How Many Series A Startups
Turn Into Unicorns? (~1%)
Data from ~600 companies from 500 Startups Funds I + II (2010 - 2013 cohorts)
$1-10M
Q: How Many Startups to Get 1 Unicorn?
Unicorns 50:1 | Centaurs 20:1
The Lean Investor
Make lots of little bets:
• Start with many small “experiments”
• Filter out failures + small wins
• Double-down on stuff that looks like it’s working
• Incubation: $0-100K (“Build & Validate Product”)
• Seed: $100K-$1M (“Test & Grow Marketing Channels””)
• Venture: $1M-$10M (“Maximize Growth & Revenue”)
Investment Stage #1: 

Product Validation + Customer Usage
• Structure
– 1-3 founders
– $0-$100K investment
– Incubator environment: multiple peers, mentors/advisors
• Test Functional Prototype / “Minimum Viable Product” (MVP):
– Prototype->Alpha, ~3-6 months
– Develop Minimal Critical Feature Set => Get to “It Works! Someone Uses It.”
– Improve Design & Usability, Setup Conversion Metrics
– Test Small-Scale Customer Adoption (10-1000 users)
• Demonstrate Concept, Reduce Product Risk, Test Functional Use
• Develop Metrics & Filter for Possible Future Investment
Investment Stage #2: 

Market Validation + Revenue Testing
• Structure
– 2-10 person team
– $100K-$1M investment
– Syndicate of Angel Investors / Small VC Funds
• Improve Product, Expand Customers, Test Revenue:
– Alpha->Beta, ~6-12 months
– Scale Customer Adoption => “Many People Use It, & They Pay.”
– Test Marketing Campaigns, Customer Acquisition Channels + Cost
– Test Revenue Generation, Find Profitable Customer Segments
• Prove Solution/Benefit, Assess Market Size
• Test Channel Cost, Revenue Opportunity
• Determine Org Structure, Key Hires
Investment Stage #3: 

Revenue Validation + Growth
• Structure
– 5-25 person team
– $1M-$10M investment
– Seed & Venture Investors
• Make Money (or Go Big), Get to Sustainability:
– Beta->Production, 12-24 months
– Revenue / Growth => “We Can Make (a lot of) Money!”
– Mktg Plan => Predictable Channels / Campaigns + Budget
– Scalability & Infrastructure, Customer Service & Operations
– Connect with Distribution Partners, Expand Growth
• Prove/Expand Market, Operationalize Business
• Future Milestones: Profitable/Sustainable, Exit Options
2017: What’s New in Tech?
• Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better
• VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets
• Corp: “How do we become VCs?”
• Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?”
• Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces,
SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech
• New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
The Unicorn “Hedge”
https://500hats.com/welcome-to-the-unicorn-hedge-2fd3c6b50f89
TREND: Public companies outsourcing research by investing,
partnering in startups & funds, buying innovation (aka Unicorns)
as a hedge against the value of their own stock.
Startups + Corporates
18
Startups:
• Speed
• Talent (People)
• Product / IP
Corporations:
• Customers
• Budget / Money
Corporate/Startup
Innovation Framework
Partnerships
Investments
M&A
Outcomes
Strategies
People
Product
Customers
Dealflow
Accelerators
PR & Sponsorships
Competitions & Events
Silicon Valley Outposts
Investing in VC funds
2017: What’s New in Tech?
• Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better
• VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets
• Corp: “How do we become VCs?”
• Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?”
• Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces,
SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech
• New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
Critical Ecosystem Factors
• Optimism & Belief (“Silicon Valley”)
• Mentorship + Education (Knowledge)
• Universities + Companies (People)
• Capital, Legal, Finance (Infrastructure)
• Engineering + Design / UX (Product)
• Platforms + Distribution (Customers)
• Online Payments (Monetization)
• IPO / M&A Market (Exits)
Building Startup Ecosystems
Q: How many VC funds needed
to build a startup ecosystem?
• USA: ~800 VC funds; 2.5 per 1M ppl
• China: ~700 VC funds; 0.5 per 1M ppl
• UK/EU: ~100 VC funds; 0.25 per 1M ppl
• Other: <10-50 funds; <0.1 per 1M ppl
A Brief History of
US Venture Capital
• first VC funds: ARDC, JH Whitney (1946)
• SBICs / Small Business Investment Act (US, 1958)
• Shockley -> “Traitorous Eight” -> Fairchild (1958) -> Intel (1968)
• Sutter Hill (1964), Venrock (1969), Kleiner, Sequoia (1972)
• ERISA laws + “prudent man rule” (1974, 1978)
• Pension Funds in VCs: $39M (1977) -> $570M (1978) -> $4B (1989)
• Tech Explosion: 80’s, 90’s, 00’s
• Microsoft (1975), Apple (1976), Oracle (1977), Sun (1982), Cisco
(1984), Amazon (1994), eBay (1995), Yahoo (1995), Google (1998),
PayPal (1998), LinkedIn (2002), Facebook (2004), Twitter (2006)
2017: What’s New in Tech?
• Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better
• VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets
• Corp: “How do we become VCs?”
• Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?”
• Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces,
SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech
• New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
500 Investment Themes
Sectors
CONTENT/CREATION
DATA SCIENCE/AI
CLOUD/SAAS/B2B
E-COMMERCE
EDUCATION
ERP/PRODUCTIVITY
FINTECH
HEALTH
HR/RECRUITMENT
IoT/HARDWARE
MARKETING TECH/CRM
REAL ESTATE/RETAIL
SERVICES
SOCIAL/COMMUNICATION
TRAVEL
*
*
*
Fintech still going strong; 19 Fintech
Unicorns valued at $58.7B globally
Source: CBInsights-
Over 220 unique investors in fintech in 2010. Now, there are
over 900. Over 70 strategics and corporates invested in
blockchain startups.
Source: CBInsights
2017: What’s New in Tech?
• Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better
• VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets
• Corp: “How do we become VCs?”
• Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?”
• Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces,
SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech
• New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
500 Startups is one the most active early-stage
frontier technology Investors
IoT - SecurityIoT - ToysIoT - Health IoT - HomeIoT – Enterprise
3D PrintingRobotics / AutoVR / AR ConnectivityAI
IoT -Lifestyle
Drones / Aero
>$2.2B invested in 156 VR deals in 2016
Source: Digi-capital: http://www.digi-capital.com/news/2016/07/record-2-billion-arvr-investment-in-last-12-months/#.V9rRVD4rI9c
Popular Investment categories:
• VR/VR video
• Hardware
• Services and studios
• Gaming
• Apps
• Advertising/marketing
• Developer tools and distribution
Top 10 most funded VR/AR startups
1. Magic Leap ($1.39 billion)
2. Razer ($125M)
3. NextVR ($115.5M)
4. OTOY ($101M)
5. Jaunt ($100M)
6. MindMaze ($118M)
7. Blippar ($99M)
8. Oculus ($93.55M)
9. LensAR ($91.1M)
10. Meta ($73M)
Apple, Google, Facebook
acquiring VR/AR startups
Source: CBInsights https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/top-acquirers-ar-vr-ma-timeline/
Active VR/AR acquirers
• Apple (3 acquisitions)
• Google (2 acquisitions)
• Facebook
• Autodesk
• GoPro
Notable acquisitions
• Facebook acquires Oculus (VR headset) for $2B
• ALPHAEON acquires LensAR (laser cataract treatment) for $59M
• Google acquires Skill & Hackett ((design studio)
• Google acquires Thrive (VR Audio)
• Apple acquires Flyby Media (mobile AR app developer)
• Apple acquires PrimeSense (interactive device)
• Apple acquires Metaio (AR)
• Qualcomm acquires Kooaba (cloud base image recognition)
2017 VR Investment Focus
Source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research
Development building blocks & tools
• VR input
• VR search
• VR Social
• VR payment
Industries
• Health
• Gaming
• Education
• Real Estate
• Retail
• Live Events
• Engineering
• Military
Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Salesforce,
Amazon acquired 18 AI companies in 2016
Source: CBInsights
2017 Investment Focus & Predictions
Artificial Intelligence for Verticals
Source: CBInsights
With the rise of big data & AI, startups
applying machine learning algorithms
to solve enterprise problems:
• Health
• Finance
• IoT
• Education
• Commerce
• Security
In area of sales, marketing, CRM,
customer service, legal, HR, etc.

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  • 1. @DaveMcClure @500Startups http://500.co Khazanah Tech Talk - San Francisco, March 2017 What’s New in Tech?
  • 2. Dave McClure
 Founding Partner, 500 Startups 00’s & 10’s: • VC: Founders Fund, Facebook fbFund, 500 Startups • Angel: Mashery, Mint.com, SlideShare, Twilio, Wildfire, SendGrid • Marketing: PayPal, Simply Hired, Mint.com, O’Reilly 80’s & 90’s: • Entrepreneur: Aslan Computing (acq’d by Servinet/Panurgy) • Developer: Windows / SQL DB consultant (Intel, MSFT) • Engineer: Johns Hopkins‘88, BS Eng / Applied Math
  • 3. • What is 500? – $330M AUM / 4+ main funds / 10+ microfunds – 150 people / 25 languages / 20 countries – 1800+ Companies / 3000+ Founders / 200+ Mentors – Investment, Accelerator, BizDev, Marketing, Events, Education – Community + Content + Conferences • 1800+ Co’s / 60+ Countries – Twilio (NYSE: TWLO) – Credit Karma – Grab – Wildfire (acq GOOG, $350M) – MakerBot (acq SSYS, $400M) – Viki (acq Rakuten, $200M) – Behance (acq Adobe, $150M) – Simple (acq BBVA, $117M) – Sunrise (acq MSFT, $100M) – SendGrid – TalkDesk – Intercom – Udemy – Ipsy 500 Startups
 Global Seed Fund & Startup Platform
  • 4. 2017: What’s New in Tech? • Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better • VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets • Corp: “How do we become VCs?” • Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?” • Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces, SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech • New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
  • 5. Dinosaurs vs. Cockroaches
 LEAN Startup: Simpler, Faster, Cheaper, Smarter 1990-2000 ”Big, Fat, Dinosaur Startup” • Sun Servers • Oracle DB • Exodus Hosting • 12-24mo dev cycle • 6-18mo sales cycle • <100M people online • $5-10M Series A/B • Sand Hill Road crawl 2017 ”Lean, Little, Cockroach Startup” • AWS, Google, PayPal, FB, TW • Cloud + Open Source SW • Lean Startup; 3-90d dev cycle • SaaS / online sales • >3B people online • <$100K incub + <$1M seed • $1-3M Seed / Series A • Angel List global visibility
  • 6. Startup Platforms:
 Search, Social, Mobile, Pics, Video, Voice, Msgs
  • 7. Startup Risk Reduction Concept Early Customer Usage Scalable Customer Acquisition [about to be] Profitable Unit Economics Scalable Profitable Business Functional Prototype PRODUCT MARKET REVENUE Exit? When 500 Likes to Invest
  • 8. 2017: What’s New in Tech? • Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better • VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets • Corp: “How do we become VCs?” • Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?” • Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces, SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech • New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
  • 9. Football “West Coast Offense” Baseball “MoneyBall” Basketball “3-pt revolution” Venture Capital 500 Startups “Lots of little bets” 500 Strategy: MoneyBall for Startups Re-inventing a 50-year old sport
  • 10. Q: How Many Series A Startups Turn Into Unicorns? (~1%)
  • 11. Data from ~600 companies from 500 Startups Funds I + II (2010 - 2013 cohorts) $1-10M Q: How Many Startups to Get 1 Unicorn? Unicorns 50:1 | Centaurs 20:1
  • 12. The Lean Investor Make lots of little bets: • Start with many small “experiments” • Filter out failures + small wins • Double-down on stuff that looks like it’s working • Incubation: $0-100K (“Build & Validate Product”) • Seed: $100K-$1M (“Test & Grow Marketing Channels””) • Venture: $1M-$10M (“Maximize Growth & Revenue”)
  • 13. Investment Stage #1: 
 Product Validation + Customer Usage • Structure – 1-3 founders – $0-$100K investment – Incubator environment: multiple peers, mentors/advisors • Test Functional Prototype / “Minimum Viable Product” (MVP): – Prototype->Alpha, ~3-6 months – Develop Minimal Critical Feature Set => Get to “It Works! Someone Uses It.” – Improve Design & Usability, Setup Conversion Metrics – Test Small-Scale Customer Adoption (10-1000 users) • Demonstrate Concept, Reduce Product Risk, Test Functional Use • Develop Metrics & Filter for Possible Future Investment
  • 14. Investment Stage #2: 
 Market Validation + Revenue Testing • Structure – 2-10 person team – $100K-$1M investment – Syndicate of Angel Investors / Small VC Funds • Improve Product, Expand Customers, Test Revenue: – Alpha->Beta, ~6-12 months – Scale Customer Adoption => “Many People Use It, & They Pay.” – Test Marketing Campaigns, Customer Acquisition Channels + Cost – Test Revenue Generation, Find Profitable Customer Segments • Prove Solution/Benefit, Assess Market Size • Test Channel Cost, Revenue Opportunity • Determine Org Structure, Key Hires
  • 15. Investment Stage #3: 
 Revenue Validation + Growth • Structure – 5-25 person team – $1M-$10M investment – Seed & Venture Investors • Make Money (or Go Big), Get to Sustainability: – Beta->Production, 12-24 months – Revenue / Growth => “We Can Make (a lot of) Money!” – Mktg Plan => Predictable Channels / Campaigns + Budget – Scalability & Infrastructure, Customer Service & Operations – Connect with Distribution Partners, Expand Growth • Prove/Expand Market, Operationalize Business • Future Milestones: Profitable/Sustainable, Exit Options
  • 16. 2017: What’s New in Tech? • Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better • VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets • Corp: “How do we become VCs?” • Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?” • Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces, SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech • New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
  • 17. The Unicorn “Hedge” https://500hats.com/welcome-to-the-unicorn-hedge-2fd3c6b50f89 TREND: Public companies outsourcing research by investing, partnering in startups & funds, buying innovation (aka Unicorns) as a hedge against the value of their own stock.
  • 18. Startups + Corporates 18 Startups: • Speed • Talent (People) • Product / IP Corporations: • Customers • Budget / Money
  • 20. 2017: What’s New in Tech? • Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better • VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets • Corp: “How do we become VCs?” • Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?” • Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces, SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech • New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
  • 21. Critical Ecosystem Factors • Optimism & Belief (“Silicon Valley”) • Mentorship + Education (Knowledge) • Universities + Companies (People) • Capital, Legal, Finance (Infrastructure) • Engineering + Design / UX (Product) • Platforms + Distribution (Customers) • Online Payments (Monetization) • IPO / M&A Market (Exits)
  • 23. Q: How many VC funds needed to build a startup ecosystem? • USA: ~800 VC funds; 2.5 per 1M ppl • China: ~700 VC funds; 0.5 per 1M ppl • UK/EU: ~100 VC funds; 0.25 per 1M ppl • Other: <10-50 funds; <0.1 per 1M ppl
  • 24. A Brief History of US Venture Capital • first VC funds: ARDC, JH Whitney (1946) • SBICs / Small Business Investment Act (US, 1958) • Shockley -> “Traitorous Eight” -> Fairchild (1958) -> Intel (1968) • Sutter Hill (1964), Venrock (1969), Kleiner, Sequoia (1972) • ERISA laws + “prudent man rule” (1974, 1978) • Pension Funds in VCs: $39M (1977) -> $570M (1978) -> $4B (1989) • Tech Explosion: 80’s, 90’s, 00’s • Microsoft (1975), Apple (1976), Oracle (1977), Sun (1982), Cisco (1984), Amazon (1994), eBay (1995), Yahoo (1995), Google (1998), PayPal (1998), LinkedIn (2002), Facebook (2004), Twitter (2006)
  • 25. 2017: What’s New in Tech? • Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better • VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets • Corp: “How do we become VCs?” • Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?” • Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces, SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech • New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
  • 26. 500 Investment Themes Sectors CONTENT/CREATION DATA SCIENCE/AI CLOUD/SAAS/B2B E-COMMERCE EDUCATION ERP/PRODUCTIVITY FINTECH HEALTH HR/RECRUITMENT IoT/HARDWARE MARKETING TECH/CRM REAL ESTATE/RETAIL SERVICES SOCIAL/COMMUNICATION TRAVEL * * *
  • 27. Fintech still going strong; 19 Fintech Unicorns valued at $58.7B globally Source: CBInsights-
  • 28. Over 220 unique investors in fintech in 2010. Now, there are over 900. Over 70 strategics and corporates invested in blockchain startups. Source: CBInsights
  • 29. 2017: What’s New in Tech? • Startups: Cheaper, Faster, Bigger, Better • VCs: Lots of Little Funds, Lots of Little Bets • Corp: “How do we become VCs?” • Govt: “How do we create Silicon Valley?” • Old Tech: E-Commerce, Marketplaces, SaaS, Education, Healthcare, FinTech • New Tech: AI, AR, VR, Blockchain, etc
  • 30. 500 Startups is one the most active early-stage frontier technology Investors IoT - SecurityIoT - ToysIoT - Health IoT - HomeIoT – Enterprise 3D PrintingRobotics / AutoVR / AR ConnectivityAI IoT -Lifestyle Drones / Aero
  • 31. >$2.2B invested in 156 VR deals in 2016 Source: Digi-capital: http://www.digi-capital.com/news/2016/07/record-2-billion-arvr-investment-in-last-12-months/#.V9rRVD4rI9c Popular Investment categories: • VR/VR video • Hardware • Services and studios • Gaming • Apps • Advertising/marketing • Developer tools and distribution Top 10 most funded VR/AR startups 1. Magic Leap ($1.39 billion) 2. Razer ($125M) 3. NextVR ($115.5M) 4. OTOY ($101M) 5. Jaunt ($100M) 6. MindMaze ($118M) 7. Blippar ($99M) 8. Oculus ($93.55M) 9. LensAR ($91.1M) 10. Meta ($73M)
  • 32. Apple, Google, Facebook acquiring VR/AR startups Source: CBInsights https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/top-acquirers-ar-vr-ma-timeline/ Active VR/AR acquirers • Apple (3 acquisitions) • Google (2 acquisitions) • Facebook • Autodesk • GoPro Notable acquisitions • Facebook acquires Oculus (VR headset) for $2B • ALPHAEON acquires LensAR (laser cataract treatment) for $59M • Google acquires Skill & Hackett ((design studio) • Google acquires Thrive (VR Audio) • Apple acquires Flyby Media (mobile AR app developer) • Apple acquires PrimeSense (interactive device) • Apple acquires Metaio (AR) • Qualcomm acquires Kooaba (cloud base image recognition)
  • 33. 2017 VR Investment Focus Source: Goldman Sachs Global Investment Research Development building blocks & tools • VR input • VR search • VR Social • VR payment Industries • Health • Gaming • Education • Real Estate • Retail • Live Events • Engineering • Military
  • 34. Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Salesforce, Amazon acquired 18 AI companies in 2016 Source: CBInsights
  • 35. 2017 Investment Focus & Predictions Artificial Intelligence for Verticals Source: CBInsights With the rise of big data & AI, startups applying machine learning algorithms to solve enterprise problems: • Health • Finance • IoT • Education • Commerce • Security In area of sales, marketing, CRM, customer service, legal, HR, etc.