The rumors of the death of Web 2.0 have been greatly exaggerated

The always insightful Venture Capitalists Peter Rip and and Jeff Clavier are speculating about what’s up with Web 2.0. Peter’s suggesting that there’s a lot more sizzle than steak in the whole Web 2.0 equation while I get the idea from Jeff’s writing and some of his excellent presentations at Mashup Camps that he thinks there is a lot of life left in the new web world.

However the most striking item along these lines was Don Dodge’s recent mini-investigation that suggested the average VC may be losing money based on the fact that it appears more is going into the new web than is coming out of it. I hope Peter and Jeff shine some light on this eventually.

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Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.
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3 Responses to The rumors of the death of Web 2.0 have been greatly exaggerated

  1. Jeff Clavier says:

    Joe> It is actually a fact that average VC returns are negative, and that you need to be in the top 25 percentile (though lower in great vintages) to make money for your own investors.
    Yes there is still a lot of opportunities in the Web world, and what Peter is saying is that we are going to have to work harder to find them, and help them grow.

  2. JoeDuck says:

    Thanks for clarifying this Jeff – very interesting!

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