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Slides for Startup Hacks by Alex (founder of Angie for AngelList) presented during mini-Seedcamp Moscow

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Startup Hacks

  1. 1. Startup Hacks Alexander Dresen Founder Angie
  2. 2. Angie? • Leading mobile app for AngelList • > 2.200 users & 459 active notable angels o  Seedcamp, 500startups, DFJ, Google Ventures, Accell, Ludlow, e.Ventures, VegasTechFund, Techstars, … • 78 intro’s, 1.600 followers, trending startup on AngelList for >3 months http://angel.co/dresen
  3. 3. Download Angie for iOS http://j.mp/ZFaErW
  4. 4. Building a startup is HARD • Work harder & longer (forget 9-5 job) • More stress • Earn less • Forget vacations, free-time, … , LIFE • Loose friends • Give up relationships :-) http://angel.co/dresen
  5. 5. http://angel.co/dresen
  6. 6. Hack#1: Get co-founders not employees • Hacker • Designer • Bizdev/Hustler http://angel.co/dresen Listen to Dave McClure J
  7. 7. http://angel.co/dresen
  8. 8. Hack#5: Get LOVE • Get people to LOVE what your product. http://angel.co/dresen •  Before you pitch vc’s, pitch CUSTOMERS.
  9. 9. Hack#6: Start LOCAL • Start in a market you know. http://angel.co/dresen
  10. 10. Hack#7: Get on AngelList http://angel.co/dresen
  11. 11. Hack#8: Use tools • AngelList o  http://angel.co • Angie, mobile app for AngelList o  Download http://j.mp/ZFaErW from iTunes • Sidekick for auto-follow on AngelList o  http://sidekick.angie.co Read on Techcrunch http://tcrn.ch/139H06V http://angel.co/dresen
  12. 12. http://angel.co/dresen
  13. 13. http://angel.co/dresen on, you’re pretty smart J
  14. 14. Hack#11: A/B test everything • Any assumption • Product market fit • Your pitch • Advice http://angel.co/dresen
  15. 15. http://angel.co/dresen
  16. 16. Hack#13: PRESS isn’t that important http://angel.co/dresen
  17. 17. Hack#14: Raise more • Raise more than “you think” you need • Don’t spend it http://angel.co/dresen
  18. 18. Hack#15: Manage expectations • Team • Clients • Investors • Market http://angel.co/dresen
  19. 19. That’s all folks • @dresenco • angel.co/dresen • alex@angie.co • Download Angie from iTunes http://j.mp/ZFaErW http://angel.co/dresen

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