Nidhi KapoorRaunak GuhaCo-founders
Why Advisory?
“Failure to select and use appropriate outside professional advisors”- Blue Rock Capital“it can be even more damaging to n...
Accessing Advisors?
LinkedIn/Twitter/QuoraNetworking EventsPersonal NetworkChambers of Commerce/NEN/Angel GroupsCold Calling
• Inefficient traditional channels• Time and Effort• Untapped ExpertisePain
What is FounderMates?Online platform that enables entrepreneurs to seek advisorsFounderMatesEntrepreneurs Advisors
How it Works?• Open free marketplace• Entrepreneurs and advisors screened• Entrepreneurs search advisors based ondifferent...
Target Market• Entrepreneurs– Idea Stage to Growth Stage– Registrations from entire spectrum– Need help in various aspects
Entrepreneur Cases“I need advice on the following areas: Use of Growth Accelerators;Management team and pitching to invest...
Target Market (contd.)• Advisors– Goodwill– Visibility– Equity/Fee
Proof(Why FounderMates?) Bridging the demand supply gap No p2p model (in the UK and India) Local connections Online-of...
Purpose “Go-to-place” for entrepreneurial problems Easy and quick access to advisors “Just-Dial” for entrepreneurs Adv...
Product Roadmap–Automated matchmaking–Facilitating local connections–Enhanced interaction–Ancillary services
QUESTIONS/FEEDBACK?FounderMates@foundermatesWebsite: http://foundermates.comNidhi Kapoor Raunak Guha@kapoor_nidhi @raunakg...
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FounderMates is an online platform that connects entrepreneurs with functional/domain experts and mentors. Entrepreneurs benefit by having access to advisors at no cost and advisors benefit from greater visibility to the entrepreneurs.

FounderMates is an attempt to break away from the inefficiencies of the existing advisory channels such as social media/public forums, physical networking events and cold calling by organizing entrepreneurs and advisors on a common dedicated platform.

We aim to be 'The Go-To-Place' for entrepreneurs globally for all questions and business problems that inhibit their entrepreneurial journey

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  1. 1. Nidhi KapoorRaunak GuhaCo-founders
  2. 2. Why Advisory?
  3. 3. “Failure to select and use appropriate outside professional advisors”- Blue Rock Capital“it can be even more damaging to neglect to take the advice of thosewho have come before you”- Forbes“74% of high growth internet startups fail due to premature scaling”- Startup Genome Report“Entrepreneurs contact advisors only under distress situationslooking for a quick-fix”- Advisor on FounderMates
  4. 4. Accessing Advisors?
  5. 5. LinkedIn/Twitter/QuoraNetworking EventsPersonal NetworkChambers of Commerce/NEN/Angel GroupsCold Calling
  6. 6. • Inefficient traditional channels• Time and Effort• Untapped ExpertisePain
  7. 7. What is FounderMates?Online platform that enables entrepreneurs to seek advisorsFounderMatesEntrepreneurs Advisors
  8. 8. How it Works?• Open free marketplace• Entrepreneurs and advisors screened• Entrepreneurs search advisors based ondifferent criteria• Advisors are reviewed by entrepreneurs
  9. 9. Target Market• Entrepreneurs– Idea Stage to Growth Stage– Registrations from entire spectrum– Need help in various aspects
  10. 10. Entrepreneur Cases“I need advice on the following areas: Use of Growth Accelerators;Management team and pitching to investors; fundraising, companyvaluation”- Pre Revenue“Customer Acquisition by non-traditional means. Handling of labourman power effectively. Recruitment and retention of good labour andemployees”- Revenue“Were looking for advisors to support us in the following areas: a)logistics - mentor us in building a reverse logistics network acrossIndian metros b) online marketing - mentor us in driving traffic andconversations c) technology - mentor us in building both front andback end technology from both a strong UI perspective and integrationwith logistics”- Growth
  11. 11. Target Market (contd.)• Advisors– Goodwill– Visibility– Equity/Fee
  12. 12. Proof(Why FounderMates?) Bridging the demand supply gap No p2p model (in the UK and India) Local connections Online-offline model
  13. 13. Purpose “Go-to-place” for entrepreneurial problems Easy and quick access to advisors “Just-Dial” for entrepreneurs Advisor brand building
  14. 14. Product Roadmap–Automated matchmaking–Facilitating local connections–Enhanced interaction–Ancillary services
  15. 15. QUESTIONS/FEEDBACK?FounderMates@foundermatesWebsite: http://foundermates.comNidhi Kapoor Raunak Guha@kapoor_nidhi @raunakguhaEmail: nidhi.kapoor@foundermates.com Email: raunak.guha@foundermates.com
  16. 16. DEMO

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