Problem: Small businesses do not have access to the capital they need to growSpecifically: $40 billion decline in small business lending since 2008. Small business financing gap: venture capital, private equity, public marketsBanks are not lending, and the SBA Process is time consuming and over-burdensome to business owners
Investors have grown frustrated with financial markets: complexity, volatility, and distrust of financial institutionsLooking for something tangible. There is no mechanism to bridge these two sides of the equation.
Businesses: capital + customersInvestors: simple business model, tangible discounts, financial return, support local community
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We have 3 revenue streams:The first is charging either the business or the investor a monthly fee to use our service. This fee is currently waived as we are aiming to reach a critical mass of both sides.Affiliates: accountants, lawyers, auditors, valuation companiesService providers: Quickbooks, American express, Insurance providers, Staffing agencies, Commercial real Estate
Crowdfunding market projected to reach $5 billion by 2014
$33.2 billion of loans came from institutions with less than $100 million asset sizeTotal Market is every possible user – this is less relevant than you thinkTotal Addressable market is the specific audience that you can comfortably reachHow will you reach this audience?How are you positioning your message in a crowded environment?
Sales How Users Purchase, Description of the Sales CycleThis is a good place for you to walk through all the ways a customer actually goes about paying you for your product. Describing the various steps and how long they typically take is a sign of business maturity.
Known each other since high school
Unit economics? Use case?
Majority of funding sought will be used to accelerate our go to market strategy and secure a critical mass of businesses and investors.
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Marketing<br />Bus. Model<br />Solution<br />Overview<br />Status<br />Investment<br />Team<br />Problem<br />Product<br />Competition<br />Summary<br />Sales<br />Board<br />Financials<br /> Sam Mar, Founder<br /><ul><li>MBA from IE Business School