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Vintage Future VI
Here is the long-overdue “VIth” installment of our Vintage Future series, in which we take a tongue-in-cheek look back at the predictions of past generations of investors and futurists.
In our line of work it’s good to guard against the hubris inherent in projecting conventional wisdom too far out into the future, and to remind ourselves that today’s trend can be tomorrow’s punchline.
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.
N.B. – previously featured in Vintage Future:
- Nine Technologies That Will Change Your Future
- Innovative Products from the Past that Never Were
- Ten Worst Internet Ideas
- William Shatner narrating MicroWorld 1980
- Crazy Patents
- The Chef of the Future.