trends in the field of wind driven, people’s attitude towards e-commerce is simply too fast. A minute ago, VC also believes that the traditional retail industry has been finished, the electronic commerce is the kingly way; and the next minute, they will think the concept of e-commerce related has been fried rotten, such as flash purchase, custom and so on, has no room for the new business growth. In terms of entrepreneurs in this regard, the original focus only on the development of online brands, such as Warby Parker, Bonobos, JustFab, and now several times the opposite of the line, opened the store.
in the face of this situation, people are wondering, what one is really? Electronic commerce in VC there is no status, they have no interest in investing? Now entrepreneurs, there is no chance to create a successful online business? These are the people in the confused problem.
for the back of the problem, in fact, entrepreneurial opportunities are always there, so the creation of a successful electricity supplier companies, beyond the Amazon is not impossible. For example, just listed on the IPO November 2013 successful maternal flash taker Zulily, this company has only 4 years of history, the listing of the stock issuance price is $22, the end of the first day of trading, shares rose to $37.30, or 71%, their market value has reached $4 billion 700 million. In the 3 months from the date of listing, the highest price reached $72, the recent price of $61 per share, also means that the market value of $7 billion 700 million. Even the problematic buy site Groupon also has a market capitalization of nearly $5 billion 700 million.
in non listed enterprises, many have been able to generate considerable turnover, and maintain the development in their respective fields, such as Wayfair, One Kings, Lane JustFab, Warby Parker, Bonobos, Honest Company and so on. Even Gilt met the electricity supplier 2 bottlenecks of the enterprise, but also to be able to develop, and prepare for its long-term IPO listing. These are just a few examples, in the field of e-commerce is also active in many other companies.
but the problem still exists, that is, in the present situation, VC for e-commerce preferences in the end how or what kind of preferences?
according to the venture capital research firm CB Insights (referred to as CBI) analysis, VC is still concerned about the field of e-commerce. According to CBI’s report, in 2013 listed or acquired 450 technology start-ups, e-commerce companies accounted for a share of 16%, is the largest of all types. But the same report, we can see that in all types of companies, only 1.04% of enterprises with more than 1 billion U.S.