Recently venerable veteran [super] angel investor Ron Conway(@RonConway) talked with The Economist (@TheEconomist) about the areas where startups will create the next billion dollar companies.
We here at Gauss (@getGauss) were insanely excited to find this great savvy guy that we hold in high esteem basically validating the area we are working in as “the next big thing”! Wow!
Here’s an extract of what he said:
“I believe the current and future crop of talented young entrepreneurs will build applications enabling deeper connections between users and the world around them […]”
“I see numerous emerging trends related to the explosive growth of smartphones. One of these is “context”. Many people will have seen how location-enabled applications have been able to generate highly relevant and timely content.”
“As social networks such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter integrate further with other services, your friends and followers, the people you align yourself with, can provide content with improved depth.”
“We will see more applications with this social aspect at the heart of the product. When contextual computing is done right, it is seamless. Users should serendipitously get what they want, when they want it and how they want it. Look for companies that can create innovative and engaging experiences for people on the move.”
– Ron Conway, in The Economist, November 17. 2011
Thanks, Ron! You made our day! 🙂