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  • 1.
    • Blog me up!
    • 9. May 2008
    • Andraž Tori, CTO
    • [email_address]
  • 2. Overview
    • What do we do?
    • How we started?
    • Seedcamp and move to London
    • Securing of VC funding
    • Where we are going?
  • 3.  
  • 4. Fast forward
  • 5.  
  • 6. Seedcamp
    • Looking for the teams and ideas with potential to make it big
    • Why not?
    • The roller coaster started.
  • 7. Roller coaster 12. August Deadline 20. August Shortlist 23. August Phone interview 24. August Results 3. September London start 7. September London end 16. September London
  • 8. The week
    • Make an impression, inspire
    • Amazing mentors
    • 1:1 sessions
    • LinkedIn explosion
  • 9. Move to London
    • Assembling the team in a week
    • Securing the housing
    • Deciding that 50K will be gone in 3 months
  • 10. Three goals
      • Technology in English
      • Get as many contacts as possible
      • Secure next round of investment
  • 11. Seedcamp
  • 12. London 3 months
    • Sleeping, eating, coding, networking
    • Going to every meeting possible
    • Best team-building money can't buy
  • 13. Lessons
    • Prototype or first deployment are a must
    • Idea is second to the team
    • Chemistry is the most important factor
    • Listen to advice, but you don't always have to follow it
  • 14. Lessons #2
    • Be flexible, change the CEO if needed
    • Absolute dedication
    • It's mission impossible for sole founders
    • Are you feeling lucky?
  • 15. Present
    • We got 1.1 mln EUR investment
    • Enough to prove that our product has value and can be monetized
    • Firefox plug-in, IE coming
    • Evaluating business models
  • 16. Investors
  • 17.  
  • 18. January
  • 19. Lessons #3
    • Ask your investor: who do you know, where are those people, are they from your market?
    • For web hi-tech it is hard to ignore Bay area
    • Be part of the scene
  • 20. Advice?
    • Clear goals
    • Do whatever you feel needs to be done
    • Go to London, on your own money!
    • OpenCoffee, Second chance Tuesday, Minibar, Barcamps...
  • 21. Future?
  • 22. The final question?
    • To blog or not blog?
    • Two blogs or not two blogs?
  • 23.
    • Blog me up, Scotty!
    • 9. Maj 2008
    • [email_address]