Mapping tends to invoke the idea of graphics in a browser, but there are other opportunities.
Geo is impacting many industries including automotive, retail, telecom and advertising. Emerging from these current technologies are applications for the GeoWeb, GeoMobile, GeoCar, and GeoVoice. There are many opportunities for smaller and new companies to succeed in these areas because markets for these products already exist. These entrenched industries are wide-open for investments and this presentation provides some guidence and perspective for those looking to cash in.
Venture capitalist Dev Khare speaks at the O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose, California in June, 2008. Khare is a partner at VC firm Venrock and discusses the current landscape on the GeoWeb from a VC perspective.
Khare also speaks about other factors that make these investments attractive to VC firms including falling chip prices for mobile devices and a more educated consumer base.