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

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