Last year he was focusing on real time and location startups. This year, according to a confidential report to SV Angel investors that made its way into our hands, he’s looking at a whole slew of trends.
How a startup plays into these trends is taken into consideration when SV Angel ponders an investment. The trends include:
We’ve included a screenshot of the relevant slide, click on it for a larger view (or click here). The slide also contains sample startups in each category.
The most fascinating trend is the “Urban Entrepreneur” – which SV Angel says is represented by startups like Twitter and Foursquare. “A new field of entrepreneurs is developing where key insights are coming from founders in large cities” says the report. It adds “[technology tools]…have led entrepreneurs to find innovation in behavior, rather than technology, at least within social media.”
SV Angel is the micro VC firm located in Silicon Valley and founded by angel investors, Ron Conway and David Lee. SV Angel provides capital investments to early stage companies focused on the Internet, e-commerce, and information technology markets. SV Angel is a venture fund which has raised investment from external investors or limited partners in industry parlance. In April 2010, the fund announced its size of $20 million. Per the firm, SV Angel initially expected to raise a...