Truth About Raising Venture Capital

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Previously I have spoken about venture capital by providing five key points to include in a pitch. My entire presentation was peppered with, "I don't do it this way." This iteration of my venture capital talk seeks to share my practice and correlate it to something teachable.

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  • Arthur Rock, “If you’re interested in building a business to make money, forget it. You won’t. If you’re interested in a building a business to make a contribution to society, then let’s talk.Gordon Moore, Bill Noyce, Eugene Kleiner, Julius Blank, Jean Hoerni, Jay Last, Sheldon Roberts, Victor Grinich
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  • Paul Graham, Trevor Blackwell, Paul Buchheit, Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, HarjTaggar, $14K one founder, $17K 2 founders, $20k for 3 or more, Yuri Milner and SV Angel offer every Y Combinator Company $150K convertible note investment, Scribd, reddit, Airbnb, Dropbox, Disqus, Posterous,average Y Combinator company worth $45.2 million, 172 companies, $7.8 billion
  • Truth About Raising Venture Capital

    1. 1. TRUTH ABOUT RAISING VENTURE CAPITAL Don.Sheu@ ThreeMice.net @ulysseas
    2. 2. French born, naturalized as US citizen Founded American Research and Development Invested in DEC AT THE BEGINNING
    3. 3. Hewlett Packard founded in garage Symbolic founders of Silicon Valley Name decided by a coin toss SILICON VALLEY
    4. 4. SILICON VALLEY Fairchild Traitorous Eight
    5. 5. Eugene Kleiner formerly of Fairchild & Tom Perkins student of Georges Doriot found Kleiner Perkins VENTURE CAPITAL BACKGROUND
    6. 6. VENTURE CAPITAL BACKGROUND Same year 1972, Don Valentine founds Sequoia Capital
    7. 7. THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW
    8. 8. WHAT CHANGED
    9. 9. BUILD IT THEY WILL COME
    10. 10. ACT THE BEAUTY QUEEN
    11. 11. GAIN TRACTION FAST
    12. 12. COMMIT COMPLETELY

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