Recently i had a very interesting discussion with a friend of mine who is a Software Engg -turned -investment banker with Goldman . we were discussing how difficult it is to see a business proposition in a technical breakthrough .To illustrate his point he told me a story rather two stories and ask me two Questions . it was fun and surprisingly i answered both of them correctly .
you guys wanna try it . here it is
Ever considered your self as a VC who face new business idea .you think you can identify next hot application . then lets test it here are three cases of a techie pitching you his plan to bring next Big thing on Internet .
Which one you will bet your money on ??
" Let's assume there is a graph with more than million nodes in it . all the nodes contains some value in them . value can be duplicate also . i will write an application to traverse that graph to find out nodes whose value match or satisfy the given criteria and display it . if there are more than one entry or node who matches the given criteria i will arrange (sort ) them in the decreasing order of their In degree . i think this programme if it can be written in a fault tolerant ,secure ,scalable and web enabled manner it will fetch me millions "
Case # 2
" i want to put a java database on Internet where anybody can create an account and gain a limited view base access to read,write retrieve his her information . user can export the view or records in a form where people having an account on other such databases will be able to import it and read it . it will give a great tool to share information . and i think this programme if it can be written in a fault tolerant ,secure ,scalable and web enabled manner it will fetch me millions "
so answer me . have you heard of any company who work on this plan . you can leave your comments /answer here as comments . i prefer them here instead of you sending me as email.
looking forward to your reply