Web Sector Megatrends: The Golden Triangle

by: Fred Wilson

I heard something this past week that stuck with me all the way to the weekend. To the life of me, I can't remember who said it but at least I remember what was said:

The three current big megatrends in the web/tech sector are mobile, social, and real-time.

I like to think of this as the golden triangle. You can build interesting businesses in each of these three sectors. The iPhone (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the poster child of mobile. Facebook is the poster child of social. Twitter is the poster child of real-time.

But it is what happens inside the golden triangle that is really interesting to me. What if you build a service that is mobile, social, and real-time? Well that's a big opportunity folks and I've been seeing quite a few entrepreneurs doing exactly that. It is an exciting time.

Photos: Transito Golden Triangle
Originally uploaded by dardilrocks.