One of the most vexing problems for startups is figuring out what revenue model to apply. True innovation is rare - humans have been trading for centuries using just about every conceivable model. With the possible exception of Google Adwords' second-highest bid model, the last truly great business innovation I can think of, it's all been done.
Or has it?
The indomitable Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures has curated a list of every business model you could think of (and a few you may not have thought of) - and posted it up on Hackpad.com for the startup world to use to figure out how to charge money, instead of just giving stuff away.
Here's a sample of the headlines:
- Transaction processing
If you're starting as new business, I can't think of a better place to explore the revenue possibilities than this hackpad. Take a look.
John is a serial entrepreneur and investor, and the co-founding Partner of Hatcher+, a data-driven, globally-focused venture investment platform based in Singapore. In addition to leading capital raising and deal syndication, he is the visionary and architect behind the Hatcher Stack, the company's venture-oriented business process automation platform. Over the past five years, John has led numerous venture investments in early-stage companies, including ASYX, DocDoc, Dropsuite, Invit, Inzen Studio, SocialCops, ThoughtRiver, and Telr - and syndicated over US$100Mn of additional debt and equity co-investment. IPOs and trade sales in which he was acted for the majority shareholder include Dropsuite (ASX:DSE) and Inzen Studio (ASX:ICI). His M&A work includes the merger of payment leader Telr with Dubai-based Innovate Payments, and the merger of Singapore-based companies DocDoc, and DoctorPage. Prior to co-founding Hatcher, John founded cybersecurity technology leader Authentium (acquired by CYREN in 2010), and acted as a director for global payments aggregator Mozido, and an advisor to Africa-based Gateway Communications, satellite technology developer MDS America, Kuwait-based Internet marketplace Sheeel.com, and Orion Partners, a $2B private equity fund manager based in Hong Kong.
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