Web tech trends: analysis of SVNewTech topics

July 8, 2009 at 7:28 pm 1 comment

Even though the topics of meetup presentations are largely determined by the preference of organizers, the 4,000 member strong Silicon Valley NewTech meetup started in Jan ’06 hosted hosted over 155 demost & talks representative of what is going on in the industry (although topics of my interest¬† – Health 3.0 – are still underrepresented).

Vincent Lauria,  Lakshmi Narayanan and Todd Miner collected historical data on the past 3 1/2 years of svnewtech demos and visualized it by using Diagramic software, with the help of Alex Kouznetsov.

SVstartups20062009 copy

I simplified the spreadsheet data by:

– filtering out highly repeated keywords such as ads (you cant get away from them – no change since 2006), blogs, Search (no interest in 2009 compared to 6 demos in 2008, see below), Social and similar keywords.

Search & Social Networking Development Trends

The result?

We’ve transitioned from virtual worlds to virtual goods, are less interested in community chat and more in finance (be it social lending or accounting and fund rising), have less spare time and … may be ready for something new, not yet shown on the charts.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Vincent  |  July 8, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    very awesome analysis, thanks for this breakout and linking the two charts.

    Speaking 1st hand from all the companies that have volunteered to demo, I think you’re right on the ball with your results.


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