My colleague Andrew Cove and I gave a presentation today at General Assembly on the business of big data. This is something we think about daily at IA Ventures and rests squarely at the core of our investment thesis. The discussion covered:
- Why now?
- What is Big Data?
- The characteristics of a Big Data company
- Creating competitive barriers in Big Data
- The Big Data team
We had a packed house and the discussion was lively and interesting. If you didn’t have a chance to make this session, we’ll probably do a repeat at GA in a few months and maybe another one via Skillshare at some point. Until then, feel free to peruse the slides below (of course, they make much more sense when spoken to!). We’ll probably post the full hour+ video shortly as well.