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Changes in Tech Startups • Changes in Venture Capital (Pioneers, Vienna)

Changes in Tech Startups

LESS Capital required to build product, get to market
– Dramatically reduced $$$ on servers, software, bandwidth
– Crowdfunding, KickStarter, Angel List, Funders Club, etc
– Cheap access to online platforms for 100M+ consumers, smallbiz, etc

MORE Customers via ONLINE platforms (100M+ users)

Search (Google)
Social (Facebook, Twitter)
Mobile (Apple, Android)
Local (Yelp, Groupon, Living Social)
Media (YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr)
Comm (Email, IM/Chat, Voice, SMS, etc)

LOTS of little bets: Accelerators, Angels, Angel List, Small Exits
– Y Combinator, TechStars, 500 Startups
– Funding + Co-working + Mentoring -> Design, Data, Distribution
– “Fast, Cheap Fail”, network effects, quantitative + iterative investments