Analysing network effects

What is the impact of the network effect on a startup? How to project your network effects over time?  Li Jin and D'arcy Coolican wrote about the dynamics of network effects.   There are three key factors that affect the dynamic of the network effect, namely: a) the value proposition; b) the users / inventory; c) … Continue reading Analysing network effects

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What’s hot in VC-land

Boris Silver, from FundersClub, names the hot areas for the tech VC sector. With how many are you currently involved? Drones Bitcoin Wearables Big Data Crowdfunding Quantified Self 3D Printing The Internet of Things Mobile Virtual Reality Link

On prosperity and differentiation

Very interesting article by Eric Feng, with 3 worth noting concepts / considerations: 1. App prosperity:  In 1910 a phone call from LA to NY cost 90 hours of work (at average wage). Today it costs less than 2 minutes of work. Same goes for software development: SQL Server 200 took 2 years and hundreds … Continue reading On prosperity and differentiation

Large companies using startup’s software – how to

1. Don’t let your eyes be larger than your stomach…at first. 2. Assuming you have your beta/version 1 product, the fist step is to understand exactly who your clients are. 3. The second step is to understand how the clients operate and get some initial feedback on the product. 4. Don’t go whale hunting with … Continue reading Large companies using startup’s software – how to