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Vintage Future V – special ’80s edition
This is the ‘Vth’ installment in our Vintage Future series (see I, II, III and IV) in which we take a tongue-in-cheek look at predictions from the past to remind ourselves that today’s trend can be tomorrow’s punchline.
This vintage is more recent – the 1980’s – which makes it a little more real, and painful, and strangely entertaining.
Predicting technology trends is not for the weak at heart – and that’s before one tries to protect the IP and find a way to profit from it. These are among the reasons we affectionately call the really early stage of investing adventure capital, and consider ourselves a “growth accelerator” for established, rapidly growing businesses with strong management teams. We prefer to focus our efforts on assessing competitive and execution risk rather than product or business model risk, and we want to see tangible evidence of the unique value offered by a company’s product or service.