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    • HUNTING AN INVESTOR Amir Freund, ISEMI 2009
    • Funding Life Cycle Inception Prototype Roll-out Growth Expansion Maturity Angels, Early stage VC VC’s VC’s, Banks IPO, M&A
    • Founders & Team
    • Traction
      • Pick more passengers
      • Reach more stations
      • Increase your speed
    • Product
      • Answer a need
      • Relief for a great pain
      • Clear defined market
      • IP, Patents
      • Differentiation
      • Barriers
      • Hype
    • Reaching Investors
      • Be introduced
      • Learn about the investor www.thefunded.com
      • Approach the right partner
      • Learn from each meeting
      • Set the right expectation
    • Presentation
      • 10, 20, 30
      • Clear, Simple, Focused
      • Demo
      • Customer references
      • Too much material
      • Too shallow
      • Cover all small details
      • Backup slides
    • Presenting
      • Explain your offering in the first 5 minutes
      • Be confident
      • Come on time (10 minutes before)
      • Listen, don’t argue
      • Be yourself, connect
      • Come with your partner
      • Rehearse before
    • “ Ball-Game” numbers
      • Time to raise funding
        • VC’s: Almost not relevant for early stage 1’st timers
        • Angels: expect no less than 6 months
      • Pre-seed internet startups funding
        • Angels: $100K - $500K, 25% - 40%
        • Incubators: $420K - $600K, 30% - 45%
      • Seed / Round A funding
        • $1M, $3M-5M, $7M (<$10M)
        • 40% - 50%
    • MY 2 CENTS …  Thank You