How do i get my first investment ?

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How do i get my first investment ?

  1. 1. Bang bang. Screen, you are dead. #April #2011
  2. 2. 2004. (UNEMPLOYED, HIGH-SCHOOL DROPOUT) MY MOTO: ALWAYS DO BETTER Goran Duškić Founder & CEO of WhoAPI Inc.
  3. 3. 2014 (RAISED $250K, CLIENTS TWITTER, WIKIPEDIA, ERSTE, TELLAPART, KING.COM) MY MOTO: CANI – CONSTANT AND NEVER ENDING IMPROVEMENT - TONY ROBBINS Japanese word: kaizen
  4. 4. Illustration by: Diana Hlevnjak
  5. 5. A 'STARTUP' IS A COMPANY THAT IS CONFUSED ABOUT: - WHAT ITS PRODUCT IS. - WHO ITS CUSTOMERS ARE. - HOW TO MAKE MONEY. AS SOON AS IT FIGURES OUT ALL 3 THINGS, IT CEASES TO BE A STARTUP AND THEN BECOMES A REAL BUSINESS. EXCEPT MOST TIMES, THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN. Source: Dave McClure on Quora
  6. 6. Goran Duškić Founder & CEO of WhoAPI Inc.
  7. 7. Goran Duškić Founder & CEO of WhoAPI Inc.
  8. 8. Dave McClure visits Ivo Josipovic, president of Croatia
  9. 9. Dave McClure sent an email, and 5 minutes later Isaac Saldana (co-founder of Sendgrid invested $10k) Sengrid sends over 7B emails per month.
  10. 10. Goran Duškić Founder & CEO of WhoAPI Inc.
  11. 11. REPETITIO EST MATER STUDIORUM PITCHING Latin startup dictionary.
  12. 12. THREE KEY THINGS TO HAVE IN MIND WHILE PITCHING Goran Duškić Founder & CEO of WhoAPI Inc.
  13. 13. DON’T CONFUSE PEOPLE AIDA (ATTENTION, INTEREST, DESIRE, ACTION) START WITH “TRACTION” OR “WOW” ABC – Always Be Closing - Glengarry Glen Ross
  14. 14. A mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work if it isn't open. -Frank Zappa
  15. 15. If you want to go to the Moon, your first step is building a firecracker. #MVP #GoranDuskic
  16. 16. ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: •  http://www.netokracija.com/andeli-i-davoli-angel-investitor-35141 •  http://whoapi.com/blog/439/26-questions-you-have-to-answer-correctly-to-get- funding-for-your-startup/ •  Independence day – startup part •  How not to pitch: Ali g, Ice cream glove •  26 questions you have to answer correctly (Goran’s book) http://imojo.in/2gge •  WhoAPI pitch GOAP Zagreb •  WhoAPI 500 startups preview day in Mountain View You don’t have to be the best. You just have to beat your competition.
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention, you are an awesome audience!

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