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随着利益市场的转移,著名硅谷创业孵化器Y Combinator也在逐渐改变自己的投资方向。Y Combinator曾经投资过Airbnb、Reddit,但如今这家公司却将注意力更多地放在了B2B公司,而非消费者创业公司。Y Combinator并不是唯一一家这样做的公司。企业投资曾局限于特定风投资本,但现在已经找到了不仅仅只有风投的投资组合。

8月21日到8月22日的Y Combinator展示日也说明,投资人对B2B兴趣正在增加。2017年夏季有124家创业企业参与展示,其中41家企业向大企业和公司出售技术与服务(包括乐天堂娱乐科技和管理)。这瞬间让领域中25家消费者公司黯然失色。2005年YC创立,第一个五年间YC投资组合中平均仅有25%的公司针对公司服务。但据YC数据,从2012年开始这一平均数字提升至40%。

2017年夏季Y Combinator创业公司热门行业

YC合伙人Aaron Harris认为,现代软件推动了这种趋势,几乎全球每一家大企业的运营都深受现代软件影响。Harris在一次采访中称:“我认为这种趋势正在加速发展。”

但新“消费者”创业公司仍要面对市场中原有的大公司,或者说其中的两家大公司——谷歌、脸书。这两家搜索、社交巨头已经斩获数字广告的大部分收益(今年这两家公司有望获得全球互联网广告中一半的收益,在美国这一比例甚至更高),留给想要靠卖数字广告赚钱的新兴创业公司的空间很小。YC对创业公司应用分析显示,广告提及数量降低,而大量数据转向软件即服务(software-as-a-service)。

这种压力促使创业企业寻求新的商业模式,向与硅谷不同的方向拓展业务,如生育服务或建筑业。YC对未来发挥趋势有截然不同的见解。YC资助了成千上百个软件,这让它在谷歌趋势显示前18月就能够发现发展热点(如早在2011年YC就监测到比特币和区块链创业企业崛起)。Harris说:“这一商业的有趣之一就在于除非下一个热点发生,否则你无法预知它。”

因此究竟下一个热点是什么?不出意外的话应该就是人工智能了。以下是2017年夏天最火的商业领域。

Y Combinator is following the money. In a shift from its origins, the storied Silicon Valley accelerator that backed Airbnb and Reddit is now funding more business-to-business (B2B) startups than consumer startups. They’re not alone. Enterprise investing, once a focus for specialized venture capitalists, has found its way into the portfolios of far more venture capitalists (VC).

Startup investors’ broadening B2B interest was on display at Y Combinator’s demo days from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22. Of the 124 startups in the summer 2017 batch, 41 were selling to large enterprises and business (a classification including fintech and government). That easily eclipsed the 25 consumer companies in this session’s class. After YC started in 2005, only 25% of YC portfolio companies were focused on the enterprise on average during the first five years. Since 2012, that average has risen to about 40%, according to YC.

Top categories of Y Combinator startups in summer 2017 batch

That trend is driven by modern software working its way more deeply into the operations of almost every major global enterprise, says Aaron Harris, a YC partner. As talented engineers and business people wrestle with legacy software, and barriers to start new companies drop, founders are leaving their own own firms to create new ones that solve obscure yet often lucrative business problems. “The pace of this I think is accelerating,” said Harris in an interview.

There is also an elephant in the room when it comes to new “consumer” startups, or rather two of them: Google and Facebook. The search and social giants have claimed most of the spoils from digital advertising (the two firms are expected to?grab?half of global internet advertising revenue this year, and an even larger share in the US) leaving less room for new startups that want to make money by selling digital ads. YC’s?analysis?of startup applications shows a dramatic shift from mentions of advertising to software-as-a-service.

That pressure is prompting startups to find new business models, and branch out into categories less common for Silicon Valley such as fertility services or construction. Here, YC claims to have a unique view on what’s next. The thousands of applicants to its accelerator enable YC to spot hot sectors about 18 months before they show up in Google Trends (it detected a surge in bitcoin and blockchain startups as early as 2011, for example). “One of the interesting things about this business is you don’t t expect the next big thing until it happens,” says Harris.

So what’s the next hot thing? Unsuprisingly, artificial intelligence. Yet stranger ideas abound.


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