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Free is Alive and Well - Tony Perkins, Tim Draper (AlwaysOn)
Date: 2/25/2009
Length: 6 minutes
Speaker(s): Tony Perkins , Tim Draper
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Are VC's fearful of open access and giving away great technologies? Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn, asks ThinkEquity Founding Partner Michael Moe and Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Tim Draper if they are
fearful of free and open and its possible loss of profits. He cites iPhone applications as an example of great ideas with no clear vision on monetization. Draper explains that free tools are a necessity of viral marketing. In addition, the
panel reviews the sales of mammoth online clients - Hotmail, YouTube, Skype, and possibly, Twitter - worth billions of dollars without a penny of revenue, thought to pay for themselves with their dynamic marketing impact.

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Free is Alive and Well - Tony Perkins, Tim Draper (AlwaysOn)
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2/25/2009
Summary: Are VC's fearful of open access and giving away great technologies? Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn, asks ThinkEquity Founding Partner Michael Moe and Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Tim Draper if they are
fearful of free and open and its possible loss of profits. He cites iPhone applications as an example of great ideas with no clear vision on monetization. Draper explains that free tools are a necessity of viral marketing. In addition, the
panel reviews the sales of mammoth online clients - Hotmail, YouTube, Skype, and possibly, Twitter - worth billions of dollars without a penny of revenue, thought to pay for themselves with their dynamic marketing impact. Watch More
High Velocity Media: What's Next in Online Advertising Revenue - Tony Perkins, Tim Draper, Michael Moe (AlwaysOn)
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2/25/2009
Summary: If 30-40 percent of our time engaging in media is spent online, then why are only 6-7 percent of all ad dollars going toward online media? Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn, Michael Moe, Founding Partner at ThinkEquity, and Tim
Draper, Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, all comment on how Madison Avenue must learn to bridge the gap between advertising dollars and new media. Furthermore, Draper quotes a case study of DFJ's investment in
website Glam; that despite no initial business plan, new revenue-sharing models with bloggers made it the world's 10th largest media site. The panel also points out that for the next generation, YouTube is a more important brand than
NBC. Watch More
Let's Make a Deal - Tim Draper (AlwaysOn)
Tim Draper
2/25/2009
Summary: Both parties are better off at the end of a deal, says Founder and a Managing Director of DFJ, Tim Draper. By constantly creating a string of deals, market players create a network of people who will benefit along the supply
chain. Do deals to help build the economy, says Draper, and you can build richness and variety in your portfolio. Even when deals fail, if you persevere the final sum, it will have a positive ripple effect. Watch More
Seizing the Economic Bull - Tim Draper (AlwaysOn)
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2/25/2009
Summary: The economic depression of early 2009 is a great boon for venture capitalists, and an even better time for aspiring entrepreneurs. So says Tim Draper, Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, who points out that
some of the globe's most dominant brands were initiated during depressions and recessions, benefiting from thinner competition and a world afraid to move. If future business leaders have an idea on how to flip the status quo, this, says
Draper, is the time to pursue it. Watch More
The Greater the Problem, The Greater the Satisfaction - Tim Draper, Michael Moe (AlwaysOn)
Tim Draper Michael Moe
2/25/2009
Summary: If pursuing problem-solving entrepreneurship or disruptive technologies, says Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Tim Draper and ThinkEquity Founding Partner Mchael Moe, make it a grand solution to an
enormous problem. Flipping an existing infrastructure on its heels, employing a large number of people, and bringing true innovation to the marketplace will be its own reward. Aiming for a smaller target is just a waste of your
time. Watch More
Trends on the Horizon - Michael Moe (AlwaysOn)
Michael Moe
2/25/2009
Summary: Michael Moe, a founding partner at ThinkEquity, urges those thinking of venturing into a start-up to consider not just the hot and trendy technologies of today, but those ideas that will permeate culture five or more years into
the future. He also suggests considering demographics and how they are evolving. As example, he offers a snapshot of the US from the 1800's, when the average life expectancy and family size were quite different from modern day. These cultural
transformations provide the framework that the business-minded need to consider for long term survival. Watch More

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