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  • 1. Andrea Giannangelo
    21 years young
    twitter.com/Facens
    startups, fundraising, Italy
    ZzZ
    Images from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/08/17/pt_crowdblock_front_01kpng/ and http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/02/06/pt_stuhl_front_01kpng/
  • 2. my story
    my experience
    there is no best way
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/09/28/pt_paul_worker_07spng/
  • 3. web design
    as LEGO-replacement
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/03/10/pt_paul_gamer_01wtpng/
  • 4. Graphic Farm
    high-traffic forum on web graphics and web design
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from …me
  • 5. three months in a web agency
    at fourteen
    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUU****
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2011/01/03/pt-taubenfutterer-01k-png/
  • 6. classical studies
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2008/03/19/pt_paulbackpack_02tpng/
  • 7. in the meantime
    the years of IRC
    MONKEYS ARE ALWAYS MONKEYS
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/07/16/pt_monkeys_01tpng/
  • 8. pixel art
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from …me
  • 9. at seventeen, me-too of altervista.org
    on a three-letters domain (ypu.com)
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2010/06/30/pt-bonanzabikeguy-01t-gif/
  • 10. abandoned
    lesson learned:
    I had to be “ready”
    NO FUEL
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/01/17/pt_paul_smallrocket_01tpng/
  • 11. at university:
    economics and marketing
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/03/29/pt_paul_graduate_01tpng/
  • 12. at nineteen,
    ecommerce for (well-designed) t-shirts,
    with innovative business model on the concept of scarcity
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/07/16/pt_paketbote_01tpng/
  • 13. abandoned
    lesson learned:
    again, I was not “ready enough”
    GNAM
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/07/03/pt_luandaliondinner_01tpng/
  • 14. few months later,
    I finally hit the shot
    webtelevideo.com comes to life in a week
    and starts growing
    THE SHOT
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/02/17/pt_ecity_explosion_t01_3xpng/
  • 15. not for money
    but for experience
    DON’T TALK, DIGG!
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/01/05/pt_dpplsandhaufen_01tpng/
  • 16. lesson learned:
    you're alone, SEO is great,
    most twenties are completely unreliable,
    start something and use it as a gym
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2009/10/05/pt_yahoomoustagebillboard_01t-png/
  • 17. at twenty
    iubenda comes to my mind
    LOOKING AT BUTTERFLIES?
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/01/05/pt_dpplsandhaufen_01tpng/
  • 18. developing it with other twenties?
    failed
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/12/14/pt_burningguy_02kpng/
  • 19. developing it with a web agency?
    failed
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/05/25/pt_shot_guy_01_4xpng/
  • 20. developing it alone?
    too much complexity, I’m not a back-end developer
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2010/09/30/pt-shootkneeler-03k-png/
  • 21. what to do?
    venture capital!
    WHAT TO DO?
    BARBARA STRAISAND
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/11/22/pt_zeltguy_01tpng/
  • 22. aperiod of study:
    know everything about Venture Capital,
    identify and start following key people,
    read everything about pitching,
    watch tens of Dragon's Den episodes,
    be patient and wait for the right moment
    STUDY!
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/03/02/pt_paul_donkeyshake_01kpng/
  • 23. weeks for preparing a single email,
    a single shot:
    GianlucaDettori, dPixel
    LOVE ME! PLEASE!
    twitter.com/Facens
    Images from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/11/03/pt_academypodest_02kpng/ and http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/03/09/pt_paul_cupid_02kpng/
  • 24. goal reached:
    Gianluca schedules the meeting,
    it’s on May 2010
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/06/15/pt_2guysandeames_01tpng/
  • 25. lesson learned:
    that email had probably the power to change my future;
    luckily, it was well prepared
    after that, reach the goal of being interesting
    INTERESTING ENOUGH?
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2009/10/05/pt_yahoomoustagebillboard_01t-png/
  • 26. six months of deal flow,
    spent building the team,
    defining the idea
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/11/26/pt_menhole_01tpng/
  • 27. I had no prototype,
    and no possibility to build one.
    I had to play my cards right
    BUNGA BUNGA!!!
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/12/15/pt_rocketgirls_03kpng/
  • 28. what I did:
    customer development
    market research
    building the network
    MARKET RESEARCH
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/11/20/pt_disco_01tpng/
  • 29. lesson learned:
    bulding trust toward the investors is a key,
    and if your track record is poor,
    you have to prove how good you are
    I LOVE YOU TOO...
    TOO...
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/06/22/pt_devilandangel_01tpng/
  • 30. lesson learned:
    don’t ask the money until you are sure of the response,
    and be patient
    BE PATIENT, BE PATIENT,
    BE PATIENT!
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2009/10/05/pt_yahoomoustagebillboard_01t-png/
  • 31. lesson learned:
    it’s much easier to find team members
    with a VC behind you
    LIMOUSINE EFFECT
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/02/23/pt_blacklimo_01kpng/
  • 32. lesson learned:
    raising money is horribly time-consuming
    TIME-WHAAAT?AAAH..!! BUNGA BUUUUNGA..!
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    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/06/30/pt_hulahoopgirl_02tpng/
  • 33. lesson learned:
    negotiating principles:
    luckily, studied at University
    this avoided many errors!
    STUDY!
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/03/02/pt_paul_donkeyshake_01kpng/
  • 34. lesson learned:
    convertible debt
    is your best friend
    STUDY!
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/03/02/pt_paul_donkeyshake_01kpng/
  • 35. lesson learned:
    work on people,
    build relationships while you're not looking for something
    BUNGA BUNGA!
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2009/09/07/pt-nuns-01k-png/
  • 36. disclose yourself,
    ask for help
    COMPLETELY DISCLOSED...
    BUNGA BUNGA?
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/11/26/pt_menhole_01tpng/
  • 37. raising money is not the goal, it’s the beginning
    product is the only real battleground
    JUST THE BEGINNING
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/12/20/pt_weddingrp_01kpng/
  • 38. working hard: granted
    but “you can”, even in Italy
    BUNGA BUNGA: WORKING HARD...
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/12/20/pt_weddingrp_01kpng/
  • 39. you have to be good, it’s a necessity
    anyway, is the ability to show how good you are
    to make the difference
    “GOOD” ENOUGH?
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2006/12/20/pt_weddingrp_01kpng/
  • 40. forget everything and do it your own way
    SANTA SAYS:YOU CAN SUCCEED, EVEN IN ITALY, AND “BUNGA BUNGA” IS NOT THE ONLY WAY
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2007/12/19/pt_tokiotaxigirls_01kpng/
  • 41. slides already available online
    at www.thinkamination.com
    YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME SERIOUS SHIT.
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2009/08/08/pt_delorean_doorsopen_02tpng/
  • 42. slides already available online
    at www.thinkamination.com
    Andrea Giannangelo
    twitter.com/Facensfacebook.com/andrea.giannangelo
    www.iubenda.com
    www.thinkamination.com
    twitter.com/Facens
    Image from http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/2009/12/24/pt-cnnvan-01t-png/