It’s always interesting to know what the trend lines perceived as “promising” are and what trends are “history”. In other words, it’s interesting to know where investments are going and where they aren’t or, if you like, what words you should include in the pitch decks with which you want to get investment. In short – buzzwords.
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A very nice thing has happened lately – a group of Angel Investors have formed in Romania:
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A very good presentation (or at least a very interesting one 🙂 ) dealing with the situation of the internet business nowadays, presentation made on 29.5.2013 by Kleiner Perkins. Get ready for 117 pages.

Their summary:

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the total continues to grow apace. Mobile usage is expanding rapidly, while the mobile advertising opportunity remains largely untapped. The report reviews the shifting of the online landscape, which has become more social and content rich, with expanded use of photos, video and audio. Looking ahead, the report finds early signs of growth for wearable computing devices, like glasses, connected wrist bands and watches – and the emergence of connected cars, drones and other new platforms.

You’ll find many other interesting things in the report. Have fun!

(English version by Teodora Popescu)

Original Romanian version

Internet Trends – Kleiner Perkins

O prezentare foarte buna (sau macar interesanta 🙂 ) a actualitatii businessului internet, produsa in 29.5.2013 de catre Kleiner Perkins. Pregatiti-va pentru 117 pagini.

Sumarul lor:

Cresterea online continua sanatos. Sunt 2.4 miliarde de utilizatori de internet in lume – si continua sa creasca. Utilizarea mobilelor se extinde rapid, in timp ce oportunitatea businessului de “mobile advertising” este inca neexploatata. Raportul studiaza harta in continua miscare a online-ului, care a devenit mult mai social si bogat in continut – folosind din ce in ce mai mult foto/video/audio. In viitor se vad semne timide de “wearable computing devices” si masini conectate (la internet, la infrastructura si intre ele).

Mult mai multe si mai interesante in raport. Have fun!

1000. We’re talking here about the seed investment (the first money in the company).

Whenever I had to raise an investment, to find investors for my ideas, I was amazed by the inability of those I talked to, to understand the huge opportunity I, in my greatness and benevolence, brought to their attention. I always tried to tell them what fools – they, the investors – were because they didn’t want to put their money in my idea and to gain from what seemed to me to be the business of a lifetime.
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I’ve noticed, while talking to many young people, that reading and understanding a contract may be a challenge sometimes, especially when the contract is a very important one (investment, company sale contract or simply “the contract of a lifetime”).
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