Web 2.0: Show Me the Money

Jeremy Liew, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners

Track: Strategy and Business Models
Date: Wednesday, April 18
Time: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: 2009

Many recent startups have relied on online advertising business models. AdSense and the many other ad networks have made it much easier to get to a level where cash burns are minimized or eliminated through the addition of basic online advertising from third parties. But this is rarely enough to build really big businesses.

To reach $100m in revenue, unless you think you can get to be one of the top 10 web sites in the world, you need to find other ways to monetize. What are the ways to drive double digit CPMs? When can digital goods make a meaningful contribution? What are other ways to get consumers to open their wallets and pay for either atoms or bits? When the new online behaviors map to offline behaviors, there is less friction on the transaction and the opportunity to charge becomes greater.

Jeremy Liew of Lightspeed Venture Partners is an expert in the consumer internet industry and can speak to issues and challenges surrounding consumer behavior, digitization of the content, and most importantly, where the real money is in the Web 2.0 race.


Diamond Sponsor

  • Etelos

Platinum Sponsors

  • Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • AOL
  • Coghead
  • Cognizant
  • WebEx

Gold Sponsors

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Ask
  • Cambrian House
  • Citrix Systems
  • Curl
  • eBay
  • Fast Search
  • Google
  • Hinchcliffe & Company
  • IBM
  • Impetus
  • Intel
  • Nokia Nseries
  • PayPal
  • Vidoop
  • Web2corp
  • Yahoo!

Silver Sponsors

  • Coradiant
  • Dapper
  • Denodo
  • effective UI
  • Egnyte
  • eSnips
  • Fatdoor
  • Fotango
  • JackBe
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kapow Technologies
  • Layered Technologies, Inc.
  • LongJump
  • Microsoft
  • MindTouch
  • n software
  • Octopz
  • OrangeHRM
  • Radialpoint
  • Reply
  • Socialtext
  • Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group
  • StrikeIron
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Tellme
  • ThinkFree
  • Venyo
  • ZCubes
  • Zoho

Launch Pad Sponsors

  • O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures
  • Startup Capital

Media Partners

  • ACM Queue
  • Blogher
  • Business Management
  • Dr. Dobb's Journal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Fast Company
  • Federated Media
  • Information Week
  • InfoWorld
  • ITtoolbox
  • MSDN
  • Network Computing
  • Nikkei Net
  • Online Publishers Association
  • Red Herring
  • Revenue Magazine
  • Technology Review
  • TechWeb Network
  • Wall Street & Technology
  • Webware
  • Wired Magazine


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