<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] </l...
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>...
 
Fast forward
 
Seedcamp <ul><li>Looking for the teams and ideas with potential to make it big </li></ul><ul><li>Why not? </li></ul><ul><l...
Roller coaster 12. August Deadline 20. August Shortlist 23. August Phone interview 24. August Results 3. September London ...
The week <ul><li>Make an impression, inspire </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing mentors </li></ul><ul><li>1:1 sessions </li></ul><u...
Move to London <ul><li>Assembling the team in a week </li></ul><ul><li>Securing the housing </li></ul><ul><li>Deciding tha...
Three goals <ul><ul><li>Technology in English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get as many contacts as possible </li></ul></ul><...
Seedcamp
London 3 months <ul><li>Sleeping, eating, coding, networking </li></ul><ul><li>Going to  every  meeting possible </li></ul...
Lessons <ul><li>Prototype or first deployment are a must </li></ul><ul><li>Idea is second to the team </li></ul><ul><li>Ch...
Lessons #2 <ul><li>Be flexible, change the CEO if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute dedication </li></ul><ul><li>It's miss...
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 mone...
Investors
 
January
Lessons #3 <ul><li>Ask your investor: who do you know, where are those people, are they from  your  market? </li></ul><ul>...
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 you...
Future?
The final question? <ul><li>To blog or not blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Two blogs or not two blogs? </li></ul>
<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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  1. 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. 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. 4. Fast forward
  4. 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>
  5. 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
  6. 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>
  7. 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>
  8. 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>
  9. 11. Seedcamp
  10. 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't buy </li></ul>
  11. 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't always have to follow it </li></ul>
  12. 14. Lessons #2 <ul><li>Be flexible, change the CEO if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute dedication </li></ul><ul><li>It's mission impossible for sole founders </li></ul><ul><li>Are you feeling lucky? </li></ul>
  13. 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>
  14. 16. Investors
  15. 18. January
  16. 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>
  17. 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>
  18. 21. Future?
  19. 22. The final question? <ul><li>To blog or not blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Two blogs or not two blogs? </li></ul>
  20. 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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