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Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company

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  • 1. Brad Gillespie brad@gillespie.fm
  • 2. All Ideas Good Ideas
  • 3. Product Maturity Refining with your customers • Talking to them • Watching them • Measuring them Creating Bringing your vision to life Time
  • 4. Dave McClure Startup Metrics For Pirates www.500hats.com
  • 5. As much value to you as to your potential investors Clarify your value proposition Be clear about your moat
  • 6. Friends & Angel & Venture Self Funded Private Equity Family Early-Stage Capital
  • 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. http://www.feld.com/wp/archives/2009/03/entrepreneurs-dont-be-afraid-of-gdp-growth-rate.html
  • 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