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Investment trends for 2015:
Where to invest your attention
January, 2015
David Stark
Principal, OurCrowd
@starkupnation
Zack Miller
Partner, OurCrowd
@newrulesinvest
Trend:
Big Data
Trend: Big Data
Trend: Big Data
Trend: Big Data
Trend: Big Data
Trend:
Sensorification
Car of the Future Digital Health Internet of Things
Trend: Sensors
Car of the Future Trend: Sensors
Car of the Future
Trend: Sensors
China will grow rapidly to claim a 35% share of the 120 million
cars sold in 2030, accounting for revenues of $24 billion,...
Trend: Sensors
Making voice control work —
in any sound environment
Trend: Sensors
Car of the Future
Digital Health
Internet of Things
Trend: Sensors
Trend: Sensors
Source: New York eHealth Collaborative
Trend: Sensors
Wearables —>
The Quantified Self
Trend: Sensors
Trend: Sensors
Car of the Future Digital Health Internet of Things
Trend: Sensors
Trend: Sensors
There are already more than 10 billion systems connected
to the Internet (IDC) and by 2020 there will be nearly 26
billion...
Trend: Sensors
New charging
technologies will
power the IoT
Trend: Sensors
Source: IHS
Trend: Sensors
Trend: Sensors
Trend: Sensors
Trend: Sensors
energy hot spots
Trend:
Cannabis Commerce
The legal cannabis industry is poised to grow faster
than smartphones according to the Huffington Post.
Source: HuffPo
Tren...
Legalized Cannabis
industry expected to
bring in tens of billions
of dollars of extra
revenue per state
Trend: Cannabis Co...
Source: TechCrunch
Venture Capital
flowing to
blooming
startups, sensing
opportunity
Trend: Cannabis Commerce
Source: TechCrunch
Trend: Cannabis Commerce
provides natural,
pesticide-free insect
repellant
Augmented Reality Trend: Reality Shifting
Trend: Reality Shifting
Augmented Reality (AR) might be the 8th mass market to
evolve, following print, recording, cinema,...
AR mobile apps have already gained traction in
travel/tourism, healthcare, education, manufacturing,
commerce, and enterta...
Augmented Reality can offer much more
than just an information overlay
SELLING WITH AUGMENTED
REALITY
• Likelihood to buy?
• 2D print display: 45%
• AR: 74%
• Attitude to price?
• 2D print disp...
"Well, we still have some work to do, but now we're
ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to
run," Google said.
...
Microsoft’s entry to the market last week was met with great excitement
Trend: Reality Shifting
META
Trend: Reality Shifting
Augmented Reality <—> Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality
Trend: Reality Shifting
Trend: Reality Shifting
Consumer VR market is
forecasted to generate over
$5B in 2018, roughly 50/50
split between hardware and
software
Some peop...
FACEBOOK paid $2 billion for Oculus to work together in
“building the next computing platform and reimagining the way
peop...
Trend:
Unbundling
Trend: UnbundlingThe Rental/Sharing Economy
The revenue flowing through the share economy directly into
people’s wallets will surpass $3.5 billion this year, with grow...
Trend: Unbundling
A whole new generation of sharing economy
with entirely new assets to share
Trend: Unbundling
Sharing economy is multigenerational Trend: Unbundling
Trend: Unbundling
Trend: Unbundling
Trend: Crowd Everything
Trend: The Crowd
Businesses are co-opting the crowd into their
business models
“Let your power users be the voice [of your brand]. Customers these days
are more willing to do this kind of work for your...
Marketplace lending
taking on big banking
Trend: The Crowd
Crowdfinance is changing the
way capital flows to people
and opportunities
Trend: The Crowd
IPO
December 2014
Trend: The Crowd
Source: Lending Club
Lending Club massively ramping loan volumes
Trend: The Crowd
51 Flavors of Crowdfinance Trend: The Crowd
OurCrowd, AngelList, CircleUp lead the
equity crowdfunding pack
OurCrowd invested
in ReWalk Robotics
(RWLK), industry’s
fir...
CYBER SECURITY
$100B market with significant growth drivers
“Cybersecurity budgets will explode in 2015 as every company, institution, an...
Source: IBM
• The volume, complexity and impact of attacks is
growing rapidly
• Adoption of cloud services and mobile devi...
Trend: Security
Trend: Security
Trend:
Bitcoin
Trend: Bitcoin
Bitcoin got off to a rough start…
Trend: Bitcoin
And still hasn’t settled down
Trend: Bitcoin
Investors are more excited about the
Blockchain and its potential
applications
Source: Joel Monegro, USV
Trend: Bitcoin
Notable mentions
1. 2.
What is so exciting is that we are on the precipice of
some major technological evolutions and looking at
historical prece...
New charging technologies will power
New charging technologies will power
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Trend: Sensors

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