Getting Your Idea Funded               by Alan E. Hall  Angel and Venture Capitalist                 By PresenterMedia.com
ON TARGET            Key Initial Questions for Entrepreneurs            What you should know.                             ...
ON TARGET            Funding Sources            Match needs and growth                                     Self           ...
ON TARGET            Investor Issues            Make money.                              Harvest –great return on investme...
VALUE-ADDED INVESTMENT MODEL                      Revenue Development Process                                        Devel...
ON TARGET            Major Due Diligence Questions            Management                Culture            Financials     ...
ON TARGET            Questions            Management                Financial            1.Knowledge of industry   1.Reven...
ON TARGET            Questions            Customers          Competition            1.Size of market   1.Number of competi...
ON TARGET            Questions            Sales                            Processes            1.Routes to customers; dir...
ON TARGET            Questions            Culture                Products/technology            1.Behaviors            1.M...
ON TARGET            Questions            FINANCING                               VALUATIONS            1. Sources of mone...
ON TARGET            Questions            Ownership Percentages               Exit/Harvest            1.Variations, minori...
Lessons Learned1.Great ideas have   4. There must be      7. It takes twice  no value until     customers who         as l...
ON TARGET            Thank you.            QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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Crowdfunding Made Easy Conference, May 31, 2012, SLC

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Keynote presentation for inaugural Crowdfunding Made Easy conference, May 31, 2012, Salt Lake City, from Alan E. Hall, speaker, author, investor, HBR and Forbes columnist - courtesy of CfPA

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  1. 1. Getting Your Idea Funded by Alan E. Hall Angel and Venture Capitalist By PresenterMedia.com
  2. 2. ON TARGET Key Initial Questions for Entrepreneurs What you should know. How much money is needed? Why is the money needed? How will the money be spent? What will be the results? Are you willing to give some ownership? Can you pay back a loan?
  3. 3. ON TARGET Funding Sources Match needs and growth Self Family and friends Crowd funding Angels Banks and credit union – SBA loans Private Equity Funds Strategic partner IPOs
  4. 4. ON TARGET Investor Issues Make money. Harvest –great return on investment Ownership Funding amount Growth Mitigated risks Great company Value add beyond money invested
  5. 5. VALUE-ADDED INVESTMENT MODEL Revenue Development Process Developing product extensions Expanding product SALES distribution VALUE-ADDREVENUE Discovering new Social capital market segments Strategic guidance Improving sales Capitalization HIGH GROWTH COMPANY EVOLUTION execution TRADITIONAL INVESTOR Governance VALUE-ADD COMPANY GROWTH 3
  6. 6. ON TARGET Major Due Diligence Questions Management Culture Financials Products/services Customers Financing Competition Valuation Sales Ownership Processes Exit
  7. 7. ON TARGET Questions Management Financial 1.Knowledge of industry 1.Revenues 2.Relevant experience 2.Margins 3.Teachable 3.Cost control 4.Profits
  8. 8. ON TARGET Questions Customers Competition 1.Size of market 1.Number of competitors 2.Buyers 2.Market penetration 3.Sales cycle 3.SWOT 4.Adoption rate
  9. 9. ON TARGET Questions Sales Processes 1.Routes to customers; direct, 1.Documented steps to follow? OEM or channel 2.Compliance 2.Sales executive and team 3.Procedures, measurement 3.Experience and knowledge
  10. 10. ON TARGET Questions Culture Products/technology 1.Behaviors 1.Meets and exceeds 2.Values customers’ needs 3.Known and followed 2.Intellectual property 3.Road map 4.Innovation 5.Competitive
  11. 11. ON TARGET Questions FINANCING VALUATIONS 1. Sources of money, bank, investors, 1. Pre-money and post money VCs 2. Comparables 2. Money needed for what, deficit, 3. Negotiation growth 3. How much and when?
  12. 12. ON TARGET Questions Ownership Percentages Exit/Harvest 1.Variations, minority or control 1.When? 2.Stages of company growth 2.Expected multiple and IRR 1.Idea 3.Involvement 2.Prototype 4.M&A or IPO 3.Pre-sale 4.Sales 5.Profitable
  13. 13. Lessons Learned1.Great ideas have 4. There must be 7. It takes twice no value until customers who as long and will buy. twice as muchcommercialized. money.2. Its all about 5. Execution is the 8. Invest in lots revenue and key. of companies to profit. play the odds.3. Experienced 6. Deal with management is honest people. critical
  14. 14. ON TARGET Thank you. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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