The next time you strap on your Fitbit before hitting the gym or a morning run; or book your favourite activity on Eventbrite. Get to know the man who has invested and help backed these technology companies to become household brand names globally – Jeff Clavier from SoftTech VC in America. Tech Storm speaks to Clavier who was in Singapore to attend EmTech Asia 2016 as their speaker. Clavier is known to have invested into dozens of tech companies who has made it to the multi-million dollar clubs. We got a sneak peek into Clavier’s mind on his 2030 vision and his candid advice for those of us who has day dreamed about being the next Mark Zuckerberg.
TS: What do you think is your crystal ball reading on how the year 2030 is going to look like?
JC: In the year 2030, we are going to have a lot of A.I. (artificial intelligence), really sort of organising our lives, whether it is driving our cars, whether it is robots doing a lot of the tasks that we can do today. Not really fully automate, but we will have figured out the technology by then and I think that we will live much longer because progress in medicine will have cured a lot of the diseases that essentially kill people, you know, before they reach their potential.
Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Director of SoftTech VC
TS: What is the one thing you would say to those who are dreaming to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page?
JC: In order to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page, I think you need to have that unique vision of a product, of a service that can truly change the way people you know, interact with knowledge with other people, social and so on and so forth. And have an absolute determination of making it happen. Its two exceptional people out of several billion people on the planet, and so anyone and everyone can be the next person, they just have to try. Very often people just don’t take that leap of faith to actually going into entrepreneurship and build something that they have a deep passion for.
By Jason Tan & Geralyne Kaye Ong / January 28, 2016 10:38PM GMT+8 Singapore
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