Brad Gillespie
brad@gillespie.fm
All Ideas




       Good
       Ideas
Product Maturity




                               Refining with your customers
                                  • Talki...
Dave McClure
Startup Metrics For Pirates
www.500hats.com
As much value to you
as to your potential
investors

Clarify your value
proposition

Be clear about your
moat
Friends &    Angel &      Venture
Self Funded                                       Private Equity
               Family  ...
The VC model was developed in-part to build products
with high upfront costs, it is not appropriate for all
startups.

The...
http://www.feld.com/wp/archives/2009/03/entrepreneurs-dont-be-afraid-of-gdp-growth-rate.html
http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2009/03/in-the-us-mobile-internet-usage-is-at-leasat-onethird-and-maybe-onehalf-of-wired-internet-...
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company
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Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company

  1. 1. Brad Gillespie brad@gillespie.fm
  2. 2. All Ideas Good Ideas
  3. 3. Product Maturity Refining with your customers • Talking to them • Watching them • Measuring them Creating Bringing your vision to life Time
  4. 4. Dave McClure Startup Metrics For Pirates www.500hats.com
  5. 5. As much value to you as to your potential investors Clarify your value proposition Be clear about your moat
  6. 6. Friends & Angel & Venture Self Funded Private Equity Family Early-Stage Capital
  7. 7. The VC model was developed in-part to build products with high upfront costs, it is not appropriate for all startups. The technological landscape has changed what it takes to create a successful product. The economic contraction is the new normal.
  8. 8. http://www.feld.com/wp/archives/2009/03/entrepreneurs-dont-be-afraid-of-gdp-growth-rate.html
  9. 9. http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2009/03/in-the-us-mobile-internet-usage-is-at-leasat-onethird-and-maybe-onehalf-of-wired-internet-usage.html

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