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Wheels of the Future

Peter Thiel’s motto for his Founders Fund is “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.”

We’re still not very close to the flying cars, but at least some of the technological improvements in the vehicle manufacturing world will make our wheels of the future safer, connected, and leveraging the analytics of big data. These new technological features can currently be found in some of the more luxurious brands, but as sensors and technology gets cheaper it will eventually make its way down to the Toyota Corollas of the world.

The above infographic covers four areas where manufacturers are experimenting with new tech in current available vehicles: big data, infotainment, safety, and remote maintenance.

With hundreds of thousands of cars recording speed, cumulative mileage, longitude, latitude, date, time, acceleration, deceleration, and fuel consumption, there will be terabytes of new data to leverage which may lead to new insights on driver habits. By 2025, big data is expected to be worth $122 billion in the automotive industry.

When surveyed, 73% of consumers felt safety and diagnostics features were the most important. This is why many new technological features are oriented towards these fields: radar warning systems, laser headlights, cameras, automatic software upgrades for diagnostics, and remote detection and notification systems for possible faults.

Original graphic from: Symphony Teleca

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What Would $5,000 Invested in Nvidia Be Worth Today?

Small fortunes have been made for those investing in Nvidia stock. But how much would have they earned if they bought before it skyrocketed?

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What Would $5,000 Invested in Nvidia Be Worth Today?

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Investing in Nvidia has been highly lucrative, especially for investors who got in early.

As America’s largest chipmaker, its stock price has soared given its critical role in powering AI. Last year alone, its share price jumped 272%, vaulting it into becoming one of the world’s most valuable companies.

This graphic shows how much a $5,000 investment in Nvidia would have grown over time, based on data from Yahoo Finance.

Investing in Nvidia Before the AI Boom

Below, we show how much an investment in Nvidia would have increased in value over the last several decades:

Year Invested (January 1st)Stock PriceStarting ValueValue Today (as of Feb 15, 2024)
2000$0.77$5,000$4,718,052
2010$3.85$5,000$943,610
2015$4.80$5,000$756,854
2020$59.11$5,000$61,460
2023$195.37$5,000$18,595

For those who bought in 2000, a $5,000 investment would be worth over $4.7 million today, with Nvidia’s stock price rising 94,261% over the time period.

At the time, Nvidia had just invented its graphics processing unit (GPU), which allowed computer graphics to render more seamlessly in video games and video editing. These high-performance units complete complex computing tasks, and Nvidia was creating leading technology at the time.

Over the last decade, Nvidia has increasingly focused on AI technology, with key developments launching as early as 2012. Yet it was not until 2020 when its share price really began to soar as the company’s end customer segments increasingly became data centers and cloud computing, alongside video games.

In fact, since 2020 alone, its share price has soared 1,129%—making a $5,000 investment worth twelve times as much today.

So far this year, its stock price shows no sign of stopping, driven by its outsized role in the AI chipmaking market. Roughly 70% of all chips are sold by Nvidia, outpacing key competitor AMD by a landslide.

The company’s Q4 revenues topped $22 billion, setting another historical record, amounting to a 265% year-over-year increase in revenues. In 2023, Nvidia sold 2.5 million chips with customers including OpenAI, Microsoft, Meta Platforms, and Alphabet. The price range for these chips can span anywhere from $16,000 to $100,000.

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