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Startup Financing

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  • 1. Financing for Startup Business Serghei Zagaiciuc, entrepreneur, founding partner of http://www.trackdroid.com/ Make sure your business never dies of blood-loss!
  • 2. About myself - trackdroid.com
    • Google Android mobile phone application manager
    • Search, install, uninstall software
    • Receive software updates
    • Provide software marketplace for application developers
  • 3. What is a startup?
    • Not every new business is a startup
    • Startup businesses should be very aggressive and very scalable
  • 4. How to prepare for investment?
    • Create a business plan, as detailed as possible!
      • http://www.score.org/
    • Incorporate!
    • Dont take too much, dont take too little
    • Always keep looking, even if you just got some money!
  • 5. Types and Sources of Financing
    • Seed Capital
      • Own money
      • Service company
      • Angel investors
      • Venture funds (very rare)‏
    • Venture Capital
      • Venture funds
      • Banks and financial organizations (very rare)‏
  • 6. Own money
      • + No need to give anything away
      • + Little administrative costs
      • - Not getting investor opinion
      • - Investment is very risky
      • - Usually you don't have enough money
      • - May spoil relationship with your family
  • 7. Angel Investors +They are experts, you get advice and connections + Fairly fast decision making + Low overhead - Take 5-15%% of the company - Financing from angels is limited Example: http://www.ycombinator.com/
  • 8. Venture Funds
      • + They have really big money, maybe too big for you :-)‏
      • + If you interest them you get all the connections you need
      • - Usually not interesting in small companies
      • - High administrative cost and overhead
      • - Slow decision making
      • - Will take significant amount of company
      • Examples:
      • http://www.sequoiacap.com/
      • http://www.mangrove-vc.com/
  • 9. A

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