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General Commentary
August 7, 2016

On Your Mark… Get Set…

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Toys and games are the prelude to serious ideas.

— Charles Eames, Pioneer of Modern Design

It is often said that perception defines reality. In recent weeks, you might say that Pokémon Go defines reality.

Just one day after its launch on July 6th, it surged to the top of the charts, grossing more than any other gaming app. Today, it has been downloaded over 100 million times and is reported to rake in more than $10 million per day.

The game — which allows you to capture, train, and trade virtual creatures on your smartphone that “appear” in the real world — has quickly put our physical and digital realities in the blender. It has sent people into streets and parks, onto beaches, and even into cemeteries, in pursuit of Pokémon.

You can find “Poke Stops” — hubs where the creatures abound — at the 9/11 memorial in New York City, in schools and churches, and everywhere in between. In O’Fallon, Missouri, a group of teenagers used the app to carry out armed robberies, employing the game’s geolocation feature to anticipate the location of unwitting victims.

Pokémon Go may ultimately come to a halt if the game proves to be a fad. But it has served as a strong signal that we are entering an era of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR). As the CEO of the game’s creator, Niantic Labs, observed in a recent interview with CB Insights, “There’s of course this fantastical Pokémon element, but really it’s enhancing your experience of going out for walk or doing something with friends. I think AR is something that can be with us all the time, that we can use during the day and in everything, from commerce to entertainment to social interactions.”

Pokémon Go Arrives in Syria
A Syrian gamer uses the Pokémon Go application on his mobile to catch a Pokemon amidst the rubble in the besieged rebel-controlled town of Douma, Syria

Source: Bloomberg Technology, Getty Images

Virtually unknown just a few weeks ago, the Google spinoff Niantic quickly took the world by storm following the smash success of Pokémon Go, produced in collaboration with Nintendo, which owns the Pokémon franchise. Nintendo is also a strategic investor in Niantic, which has raised $25 million since its launch in 2011.

Nintendo’s stock initially skyrocketed after the release of Pokémon Go, adding $17 billion of market value in less than two weeks. But the video game giant warned in a July 22nd press release that the app would have a “limited” impact on its finances, because Nintendo didn’t really make the game. In fact, it only owns an estimated 13% of the economics. Nintendo’s stock fell 18% the day after the announcement.

Nintendo’s Pokémon Roller Coaster
Market Value of Nintendo ($B) over the Last 12 Months

Source: Bloomberg, Capital IQ, GSV Asset Management

According to estimates from Citigroup, Pokémon Go is on track to generate over $740 million in revenue this year. It’s safe to say that Niantic is in the Unicorn Club. It’s also safe to say that it’s time to pay attention to the world of AR/VR.

Mass Market Augmented Reality Pioneers: Snapchat & Pokémon Go (Niantic)

Source: GSV Asset Management, Snapchat Public Disclosures

STATE OF PLAY

Virtual Reality (VR) had been pursued and promised since the 1950s, but the convergence of low-cost mobile hardware and powerful new software platforms is bringing it to life. In less than five years we are seeing ripple effects across digital media and beyond.

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey, a college dropout, created a Virtual Reality (VR) “prototype” in 2011 with a smartphone, two eyeglass lenses, duct tape, and a bucket. One year later, Luckey tried to raise $250,000 on Kickstarter and raked in $2.4 million. In 2014, Facebook bought his company for $2 billion and VR had seemingly arrived.

At the time, Mark Zuckerberg observed, “Every 10 to 15 years a new major computing platform arrives — we think that virtual and augmented reality are important parts of this upcoming next platform.”

The Fall and Rise of Virtual & Augmented Reality

Source: MIT Technology Review, New York Times, GSV Asset Management

CEO Palmer Luckey wasn’t the first dreamer to be enamored with a parallel digital universe. “Virtual” and “Augmented” reality have been promised since the 1950s, but the convergence of low-cost mobile hardware and powerful new software platforms is bringing it to life. Palmer picked the right point on the Moore’s Law curve to jump in. It is a fair bet that we will be seeing beyond our wildest dreams in short order.

A field of technology traditionally referred to as “Virtual Reality” has bifurcated into two core technology/design approaches: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). VR is closed and fully immersive, while AR is open and partly immersive — you can see through and around it. Whereas VR puts users inside virtual worlds, AR puts virtual things into the real world.

Augmented vs. Virtual Reality

Source: GSV Asset Management

Today, there’s a big belief and a lot of momentum in the idea that first Virtual Reality, and ultimately Augmented Reality, are the next major platform in computing — in the same way that the World went from mainframe to PC to client server to web to mobile. You can already see the smartest companies in the world are deploying billions of dollars of capital around making this happen.

In recent years, AR/VR has primarily been thought of as a medium for hardcore gamers and tech evangelists, but you can increasingly see how it will impact a variety of industries, from entertainment to education, commercial real estate, and industrial design.

As the World increasingly adopts technology that enables you to experience an enhanced reality, physical experiences will increasingly be replaced by dollar apps in an app store. To this end, Goldman Sachs has recently projected that the AR/VR market may balloon to $80 billion by 2025. Not surprisingly, investment activity is following.

Investment Activity

AR/VR has traditionally been a difficult space to invest against. Until recently, there were really only been two options. You could invest in first generation consumer technology, which has historically moved rapidly towards commoditization. Or you could invest directly in companies creating broad content for the medium — things like video games and cinematic experiences, which tend to be highly cyclical, hit-driven, and high risk.

Today, we’re seeing companies emerge with nuanced content and business models, creating compelling investment opportunities.

AR/VR Global Yearly Financing, 2012-2016P ($B)
$1.3 Billion Invested in 2016 YTD vs. $703 Million in 2015

Source: CB Insights

At the halfway mark, 2016 saw $1.3 billion invested over 76 deals, which already translates to 85% growth over 2015′s funding total. Much of the boom in 2016 can be attributed to Magic Leap’s $793 million Series C financing in February. The stealth AR headset developer has now raised $1.4 billion in total funding.

Notable 2016 deals have including rounds to VR systems maker MindMaze ($100 million), mobile-based AR app Blippar ($54 million Series D), VR headset maker Baofeng Mojing ($34 million Series B), Meta ($50M Series B), OTOY ($37 million Series D), and The Virtual Reality Company ($23 million Series A).

Top AR/VR Companies by Funding Received

Source: CB Insights, CrunchBase, Forbes, New York Times, GSV Asset Management

Top VCs Investing in AR/VR

Source: Bloomberg, CB Insights, GSV Asset Management

KEY APPLICATIONS

Media & Entertainment

If you go back 25 years, Adobe took the world from a predominantly analog view of media to digital. If you go farther back, Dolby created the standard for how audio is implemented not only in movies, but in just about every consumer device that incorporates audio. More recently, we’ve seen standard-setters like Unity, which is the platform that powers over 70% of today’s mobile, PC, and console-based games — including Pokémon Go.

Each of these companies represents a fundamentally enabling technology for their time and medium. Lytro is laying the foundation for the next generation of AR/VR content. Effectively, it is creating the picks and shovels for the digital miners of the industry. (Disclosure: GSV owns shares in Lytro)

WATCH REMARKS FROM LYTRO CEO JASON ROSENTHAL HERE

Jason Rosenthal Discusses the Future of Imaging and Augmented/Virtual Reality

Source: GSV Asset Management

Consumers are watching more content on more devices than ever before. But if you look at how that content is being created, there hasn’t been a fundamental technological breakthrough in over 25 years, since the advent of computer graphics for the use of visual effects.

Take any popular series — from Game of Thrones to House of Cards — and you’ll find that it relies bringing together the live action world (e.g. actors and people captured in a real environment) with computer generated visual effects. If you look at how this process is done today, it’s based on a technology legacy that hasn’t evolved for decades.

Directors film actors awkwardly in front of a “Green Screen”. Teams of technicians then weave in complex, computer-generated backgrounds. The process is expensive, time-consuming, and tedious. The only way to make it scale is by adding people and money.

That’s where Lytro comes in.

With its groundbreaking “Light Field” technology, Lytro is introducing a new way to capture environments that bring together the physical world and the digital world. Rather than capturing a flat, two-dimensional image through a standard camera, Lytro captures every ray of light in a frame. It can map exactly where every ray of light is coming from, including the angle, reflection points, and where its going.

Lytro’s Pioneering Light Field Technology is an AR/VR Game-Changer

Source: Lytro

With this data captured, Lytro creates a highly accurate three-dimensional models of entire environments. It makes the real world work much more like computer graphics, giving artists unprecedented design capability and flexibility.

When you take a standard picture or film a movie, creators have to make a variety of fundamental decisions up front — like frame rate, focus, and exposure. Once you make them, you’re locked in. With Lytro’s technology, this dynamic completely changes. All of those creative decisions become an after-the-fact, controllable variable, and you can render content in three dimensions. Think of it as software eating cameras and imaging. It’s a story of better, faster, and cheaper.

AR/VR, is all about making consumers and professionals feel like they are fully immersed in an environment that doesn’t physically exist. Lytro is enabling the industry to deliver on that promise.

In the race to create entertainment platforms built on new AR/VR technology, early leaders like Facebook (Oculus VR), Sony (Project Morpheus VR), and HTC (Vive), have mainly focused on perfecting headset hardware, and then partnering with professional software developers to create premium content (e.g. Movies, Games, Training Applications, etc.). Alphabet (Google) has opted for a different approach.

In 2014, Google introduced its low-budget virtual reality platform, “Cardboard”, designed to make VR more immediately accessible through $5, easy-to-assemble kits that turn common Android smartphones into makeshift VR headsets. Subsequently, it introduced a new version for iPhones, and announced a partnership dubbed “Jump” with GoPro to bring VR content creation to the masses.

Google’s Jump Initiative
A Blueprint for Creating a Dominant AR/VR Platform

As Clay Bavor, Google’s vice president of product has said, “If you want to experience VR video, all you need is the YouTube app, your smartphone, and some cardboard.” Cardboard may not be the longterm answer, but its certainly seeding the market.

Education

AR/VR isn’t just a computing platform, or even a vehicle for mind-blowing entertainment (although this is a key piece of the puzzle). It was fundamentally a new medium for acquiring information and knowledge.

Language, arguably the most crucial technological advancement in our history, transformed learning from simple mimicry and emulation into the realm of complex ideas. Expression through language accelerated innovation. At the same time, it enabled us to develop abstract ideas that evolved into a shared culture.

Writing, and later the printing press, multiplied the power of language by creating access to the best ideas for a much broader audience. An outsourced device for “remembering,” the written word also expanded our inventory of ideas, which were no longer dependent on the storage capacity of the human brain. Film, and later video and video games, were important extensions of this concept. But all are still approximations of reality.

AR/VR represents a fundamental leap forward because it has the potential to shatter physical boundaries that separate the World of ideas and experience. It is going to be a powerful platform to learn anything… everything.

Ironically, while skeptics ponder how the new technology will be applied to education, we have a long tradition of learning by doing.

Since the Wright Brothers took their first flight in 1903, for example, the aviation industry has had a basic need to simulate flight experience before putting pilots in the air. With the advancement of computer, graphics, and gaming technology, aviation simulation has come a long way since 1910, when the best training method involved sitting in a half-barrel to simulate flight pitch.

”Flight Simulator,” 1910

The most effective way to learn is often through hands-on experience and immersion. For one, cognitive research demonstrates conclusively that the more actively involved a person is in their educational environment (i.e. not sitting back and watching passively), the more information they retain. Intuitively, the closer you get to the “real thing,” the better you learn.

It is easier to master Mandarin if you live in Beijing. Or framed differently, how would you like to be a surgeon’s first patient after they learned their craft exclusively by watching YouTube videos — or even the best instructional videos ever made?

Emerging AR/VR Education Startups, Initiatives

Source: CrunchBase, GSV Asset Management

Learning by doing is a great idea, but the “real thing” is expensive and often impractical. Immersive education at scale was a fantasy. But Virtual Reality technology is approaching “magical” quality at mass market prices.

Top Neuroscience researcher, Dr. Adam Gazzaley (Director, Neuroscience Imaging Center, UCSF) has created a window to the future of education with his creation of “Body Brain Trainer.” It’s a brain game that interlaces interactive VR cognitive challenges with increasingly strenuous physical activity. It’s throwing a new light on physical education.

Design

AR/VR will increasingly enhance and accelerate design processes, from large corporations to emerging startups.

Ford, for example, has been using virtual reality technology to develop car designs since the year 2000. But in the last seven years, the 111-year old business has made virtual reality central to its automotive development, using Oculus technology.

Ford’s Immersion Lab is an advanced facility where automotive design professionals can don a virtual reality headset and explore various aspects of a concept car while colleagues watch what they experience on a large screen. The company’s technical design process normally begins with simple sketches, which are developed into complex designs, involving highly specialized engineering. Virtual reality can be brought in at any stage to test an idea.

Ford’s Immersion Lab
Advanced Virtual Reality Enabled Design Center

Source: CNN

Ford virtual reality and advanced visualization technical specialist Elizabeth Baron has observed in interviews that the integration of VR into the design process has enabled the team to catch critical flaws that otherwise would have been missed and corrected later at great cost: “In the past we would have had to build a physical model to see how change would impact our design,” she said. “We are now a lot more agile in what we can understand right away, so we can understand problems that do come up a lot quicker.”

WHAT’S NEXT: FOLLOW THE RIVER

At the center of the next wave of virtual reality innovation is Rothenberg Ventures, founded by Mike Rothenberg, which recently launched River, a platform that accelerates VR and AR startups by supporting them with resources, mentorship, and community.

Rothenberg Ventures “River” AR/VR Accelerator

Source: Rothenberg Ventures

In the River manifesto, Rothenberg writes, “VR is a technology that will transform every industry over the next decade or two, just as the Internet was nascent twenty years ago but now is ubiquitous.”

As they seek to build real businesses in virtual reality, Rothenberg has identified four key segments for innovation:

  1. Infrastructure: Hardware and physical elements that constitute the Virtual Reality system
  2. Platforms: Outlets for creators and innovators to build on
  3. Applications: Communications, e-commerce, travel, healthcare, education, and training
  4. Content: Gaming, cinema, and interactive media

Rothenberg continues to press innovation in AR/VR forward, with recent investments including AltspaceVR, a next-gen communication platform enabling people to share real-time experiences, from gaming to streaming content and more.

As GSV continues to identify and invest in the most dynamic growth companies — the Stars of Tomorrow — AR/VR is quickly emerging as a megatrend that has the capacity to enhance and transform a variety of industries. Game changing entrepreneurs and startups are beginning to rise through channels like River and we look forward to the continued emergence of a new “reality”.

Stocks continued their delicate dance upwards, with the slow music paced by the beat of low GDP growth (just 2.1% for the Second Quarter) and negative earnings growth. The slow dancing was offset by my more people on the dance floor, with 255,000 new jobs created in July on top of the nearly 300,000 new jobs in June. For the week, NASDAQ approached an all-time high, advancing 1.1%. The S&P 500 was up 0.4% and the GSV 300 rose 1.2%

World Indicies

Source: Yahoo Finance, GSViQ

Bankers, who used to be in the Hamptons this time of year, were busy, highlighted by Uber selling its Chinese division to Didi for 20% of the combined business. Uber’s overall valuation now nearly $70 billion.

Verizon bought Fleetmatics for $2.4 billion, sending shares in the mobile logistics company up approximately 40%. Solar City was approved to be bought by Tesla for $2.8 billion. Perhaps the first bad sign from the offspring — the Gigafactory came out Friday afternoon saying it was going to take more time and more money to deliver on its production promise. Time Warner bought a 10% stake in Hulu for $500 million, joining fellow media companies Disney, Comcast, and Fox in its battle against Netflix.

The IPO Market continued to be open, with four new issues debuting last week. Pricing was was pretty tepid, with no IPO pricing above the range and essentially zero “pop.” Mutual fund investors have pulled $70 billion from equity funds to date, and ironically, have put a net $138 billion into bond funds, with their record low yields.

We continue to be BULLISH on growth equities, benefiting from strong comparisons to overall equities and bonds. The fact that growth stocks are going up with all of the negative sentiment is a great sign for future performance.

Bubblin'

by Luben Pampoulov

Chinese Dominance

In September 2012, a startup called Didi Dache launched in China. The idea was to copy Lyft and Uber at home. At the same time, another Chinese startup called Kuaidi Dache also launched with the same purpose. Quickly, both startups raised large amounts of money and were in fierce competition with each other.

In a surprising move in February 2015, the two companies announced their merger. The decision was driven by two factors — the competition among themselves, and a rising competition from Uber, which at that time was shifting focus to China.

As the leading ride sharing service in China, Didi Kuaidi (now called Didi) stroke multiple deals with most major Uber competitors around the World: with Lyft in the US, with Grab in Southeast Asia, and with Ola in India. Didi invested in each one of them and entered into partnership agreements for data sharing purposes as well as mutual customer sharing, allowing passengers to use the services from their original app when traveling abroad. The so-called “Anti-Uber Alliance” made it very difficult for Uber to “outspend its competitors,” and almost impossible for Uber to have any realistic IPO prospects… (Disclosure: GSV owns shares in Lyft).

Didi’s 38-Year Old President Jean Liu

Source: Fast Company

Back in 2012, few could have predicted Didi’s rapid rise to global dominance.

Last week, Didi acquired Uber China — the entity that’s partly responsible for Uber’s $65 billion value on paper. Uber China reportedly had over $2 billion in losses in just two years, and was heading towards a wall. With China Inc. essentially backing Didi, Uber itself was getting outspent, and seemingly had no choice than to sell.

As part of the acquisition, Didi also invested $1 billion in Uber Global – the entity competing against Didi’s alliance partners around the World. It’s somewhat unclear how the Didi-Uber “partnership” will affect Lyft, Grab, and Ola, but it is certain that Didi is on its way to global dominance and is aiming to out-throne Uber. Already in June, Didi was doing 13 million rides per day, and with the addition of Uber China that number might now be at 18 million rides per day. Additionally, Didi’s new valuation is now $36 billion, while Uber’s $64 billion valuation should be trimmed by “a few billion” with the loss of its Chinese business.

As a result, the peer-to-peer ride sharing market in China is now a pure Monopoly, with Didi having full control on (ride) pricing. Heavy ride discounts are now highly unlikely, and customers will be seeing much less “freebies.”

Didi # of Rides Per Day

Source: Company announcements

In a back-to-back punch dynamic, Didi is reportedly now leading a $600 million round in Grab, the Singapore-based leader in Southeast Asia. The new round is expected to value Grab at $2.3 billion, with existing investors SoftBank co-leading the round.

Lyft has been performing extremely well over the past 18 months, with much stronger than expected momentum at home. The startup led by star CEOs John Zimmer and Logan Green is also gaining market share, and is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for passengers and drivers.

Meanwhile in Indonesia, the local leader Go-jek raised $550 million at a $1.3 billion post money valuation, according to some web sources. The new investment comes from KKR, Warburg Pincus, Farallon, and Capital Group Private Markets. Go-jek is the leader in the 18,300 island archipelago, and is also seeing competition from Grab and Uber. Go-jek has been incredibly impressive as it has grown as a peer-to-peer ride sharing platform, and has been adding delivery, services, and logistics on top.

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One of the most impressive K thru 12 companies in the World, is Beijing-based VIPKid. Started and run by Cindy Mi, VIPKid is a leading platform connecting Chinese elementary school kids with top quality tutors from North America. The Beijing-based startup launched last year and has quickly grown to become a highly popular education service among Chinese kids and parents. Cindy Mi is highly impressive and has the potential to grow VIPKid to become a big business. Cindy was one of the most popular presenters at our 2016 Education Summit in San Diego!

Tutors on the VIPKid platform are similar to Lyft drivers, as they work on-demand, and get rated after each session. Quality is very important, especially given the young age of students. Having performance-based rating is therefore key for maintain the best tutors on the platform.

Source: VIPKid

Last week, VIPKid announced it raised a fresh $100 million from Yunfeng/Alibaba, Sequoia, and an American VC firm.

Given China’s thirst for Western education, VIPKid’s key focus will have to be on maintaining a high-quality service and on having enough supply of top rated tutors.

Pioneer Notes

by Li Jiang

ReBoot: A Millennial Perspective

This week’s guest blog is from Lilika Teu, one of our outstanding ReBoot interns. Our summer interns have inspired us with their hard work, creative problem solving, and vision for what lies ahead. These young leaders make us optimistic about the future of women and work!

INTERNally Making a Difference

It begins with a table covered with coffee cups, laptops, water bottles, and a side of peanut butter pretzel bits. The room is full of women, each with her own seat at the table—voices projected, ideas debated, insights shared, and everyone invited to have her own opinion. This meeting is a part of an ongoing conversation that spills over outside the boardroom—a conversation meant to help more and more women stand tall and go after what they want for their futures.

ReBoot interns, L to R: Lilika Teu, Maddy Child, Charlene Funai, Sara-Ling Maltesen, and Meg Avery

. . . Including the Interns

The typical intern experience involves showing up every day, working on assigned projects, and meeting tons of people. At ReBoot it’s all that and more. We interns show up for a purpose. We show up for the mother who took time off to take care of her children, for the woman who did not quite have the confidence to bounce back into a field she once knew inside and out. We stand up for the knowledge and skills women possess, even after a career break.

As interns, our ultimate project is to provide these women with the best and most impactful “welcome back” party, assuring them of their potential and engaging them in a fun and fulfilling way. As we plan curriculum, create videos and graphics, rebuild the website, shape strategy, create marketing plans, analyze data, and do research, we are metaphorically catering the food, putting up beautiful decorations, sending invitations, curating the play list, and bringing our dancing shoes to give some the best possible return-to-work launch. We are creating community that is inclusive, inviting, and empowering.

The purpose-driven work at ReBoot has given us interns a purpose of our own:

“ReBoot has inspired me to voice my opinions, take pride in my work, and never settle for being a coffee girl.” Meg Avery
“With the ReBoot team specifically, I really appreciate that all of the women value our ideas and contributions. Even as an intern, it feels like we can make a difference in shaping the future of ReBoot.” Charlene Funai
“ReBoot, like any other startup in Silicon Valley, provides me with the space and responsibility to be able to have an impact on the work I do.” Sara-Ling Maltesen
“Being able to work with a team of such strong, bright, and driven women has allowed me to witness firsthand what a formidable force women can be when we harness our determination and empower each other. Seeing the ReBoot women tenaciously pursue their second careers has inspired a stronger ambition and motivation with me with regards to my own career.” Maddy Child

As an entrepreneur myself, ReBoot has provided both inspiration and concrete learning. While in high school, I created my own company, IKACE, which makes a collection of iPhone cases designed with the mindset of an athlete and the vision of helping young female entrepreneurs shape their own destinies. My ultimate goal as an entrepreneur is to empower women and girls to start businesses with social impact. This summer at ReBoot has fueled my desire to change the game for future female leaders. In addition to being inspired, I have learned the importance of consistent communication across business plans, marketing, and social media to lay a strong foundation for making a vision a reality.

Ready to Launch

Being a part of the ReBoot team has shown us interns the power and influence women can have, no matter the age, no matter the demographic. The support these women have for each other, their resilience in starting a business from the ground up, and their passion for their mission gives us a glimpse of the meaningful work in our own futures.

“ReBoot, unlike any other startup, lets me see how middle-aged women can be current, technologically advanced, and innovative. This environment gives me, a 20-year-old woman, both the excitement and security to advance my career not just 15 years from now but even 40 years.” Sara-Ling Maltesen

As ReBoot interns, our voices have grown louder and stronger, and in this short period of time we have become more confident and ready to return to school with a fresh sense of our potential. It is a great feeling, let me tell you!

Intern Perspective:

  • We were appreciated for the value we brought to the table.
  • We were acknowledged for our talents, ideas, and voices.
  • We were exposed to the lifestyle of a startup.
  • We participated in mission-driven teamwork.
  • We were encouraged to try new things without fear of failure.

This is the sort of team I like being a part of. Wouldn’t you?

Lilika Teu is a recent high school graduate and the founder of IKACE, a company that makes custom iPhone cases for people with active lifestyles. She is currently building BYS (Build Yourself Strong) PRO LABS, an all-female accelerator with the mission of inspiring woman and girls around the world to create businesses with social impact. Earlier this year she was the only woman under 30 to be honored as a LEMO Foundation Woman of Influence. Lilika will be attending San Francisco Academy of Art University to pursue her passion for design.

From the ReBoot team, we want to say that inspiration works both ways. We are energized and empowered by all you have given us this summer, and all the ways you have served women returners. Go forth and create the world you want to inhabit! Our future is in great hands.

Market Update

Week ending August 7, 2016

World Indices

America Index 4/24/2017 YTD Week
U.S. GSV 300 89.3 18.2% 0.4%
NYSE 11389.1 3.0% 0.6%
Dow 20547.8 4.0% 0.5%
NASDAQ 5910.5 9.8% 1.8%
NASDAQ-10 5442.0 11.9% 1.7%
Russell 2000 1379.9 1.7% 2.6%
S&P 500 2348.7 4.9% 0.8%
Brazil Bovespa 63760.6 5.9% 1.5%
Mexico IPC 48967.8 7.3% 0.0%
Canada S&P TSX 15614.5 2.1% 0.5%
Euro-Asia Index 4/24/2017 YTD Week
China SSE 3173.2 2.2% (2.2%)
Heng Seng 24042.0 9.3% (0.9%)
Singapore Straits Times 3139.8 9.0% (0.9%)
Indonesia JKSE 5664.5 6.9% 0.9%
Japan Nikkei 225 18620.8 (2.6%) 1.6%
India Sensex 29365.3 10.3% (0.3%)
Russia RTS 1944.7 (12.9%) 1.5%
France CAC 40 5059.2 4.0% (0.2%)
Germany DAX 12048.6 4.9% (0.5%)
U.K. FTSE 100 7114.6 (0.4%) (2.9%)



U.S. Indices Snapshot

Valuation P/E Est. P/E/G Price/Sales
LTM NTM Growth LTM NTM LTM NTM
S&P 500 24.4x 18.4x 5.5% 4.4x 3.3x 2.5x 2.2x
NASDAQ 26.8x 19.1x 7.1% 3.8x 2.7x 2.6x 2.4x
Russell 2000 25.6x 19.2x 6.6% 3.9x 2.9x 1.9x 1.8x
GSV 300 52.1x 26.3x 32.7% 1.6x 0.8x 5.5x 4.0x

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