I have a longer post I want to write about the local events we just had in Singapore and about the role of a connector but that will have to wait.
As an aside – read this: http://breezilyapocalyptic.tumblr.com/post/51271488195/change-the-world-silicon-valley-transfers-its – heavy, but largely accurate in my opinion. Hat tip to http://www.isouweine.com – who is leaving Singapore soon and I will miss him a ton. 😦 Anxious to see what he gets up to in his new home.
So at Echelon I snapped this slide from Dave McClure :
I am dating myself but I lived through the before 2000. Worked at a startup that had to spend most of our money just to turn on. We needed to buy Informix database, ATG app servers, Sun servers and racks in a hosting center – I think it was Consonus or something. Point being it is so much easier now. Grab your idea, some time to build it and give it a shot. Of course the competition is also stronger than ever and building a viable business model is not easy but at least it takes less hard capital than it used to.
It is a good time to be in startup land!