17 August 2014

VC Industry, Changing Structure

The Changing Structure of the VC Industry: "Where are we today?

  • 50x more Internet users (2.4 billion)
  • Online connections that are 180x faster (10.5 Mbps)
  • Always-on connectivity of mobile (164m US smartphone users)
  • We’re all socially connected (so great businesses spread faster)
  • We all have one-click purchase power (Apple, Google, Amazon, eBay)
  • The VC market has right-sized (returned back to mid 90′s levels & less competition)
  • Lower costs to start a business (95% reduction), many more companies created & funded by angels / seed
  • But it still takes VC to scale a business (thus large capital into industry winners like Uber, Airbnb, SnapChat, etc)"

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