FUNDRAISING 101    Aron Grossman         Voxy      @arongro                    1
Why raise money?  To fund operations (hire people,  rent space, etc.)  To invest in new products, markets  To grow!       ...
Types of Financing                  Financing Lifecycle                                   Private     PublicBootstrap   An...
What do investors look for?       Vision                 Product       Team                                            Exi...
…That’s great, but what do I do?    Step 1: Refine your pitch    Step 2: Hustle!                                   5
Step 1: The pitch    What problem am I solving?    How am I going to do it?    Who do I need to do it?    How will I turn ...
Step 2: The hustle    Promote your business       In person       Digitally    Immerse yourself in the industry       Inve...
Someone’s interested, now what?How much to raise?From who?At what valuation?Bottom line: raise money from people who:   a)...
THANK YOU                    Contact:Aron Grossman, CFO | VP of Corporate Development                 aron@voxy.com       ...
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  • Early-Stage Fundraising 101

    1. 1. FUNDRAISING 101 Aron Grossman Voxy @arongro 1
    2. 2. Why raise money? To fund operations (hire people, rent space, etc.) To invest in new products, markets To grow! 2
    3. 3. Types of Financing Financing Lifecycle Private PublicBootstrap Angel/Seed VC Equity Equity (IPO) Type of Investors Individuals Incubators Institutional investors (VC funds) Strategic investors 3
    4. 4. What do investors look for? Vision Product Team Exit Revenue Model Market Size Opportunities 4
    5. 5. …That’s great, but what do I do? Step 1: Refine your pitch Step 2: Hustle! 5
    6. 6. Step 1: The pitch What problem am I solving? How am I going to do it? Who do I need to do it? How will I turn the idea/concept into a business? 6
    7. 7. Step 2: The hustle Promote your business In person Digitally Immerse yourself in the industry Investors want to fund businesses they understand 7
    8. 8. Someone’s interested, now what?How much to raise?From who?At what valuation?Bottom line: raise money from people who: a) understand and can help you build your business b) you like! 8
    9. 9. THANK YOU Contact:Aron Grossman, CFO | VP of Corporate Development aron@voxy.com @arongro 9

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