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HTW2011: Carlos Espinal - Trends in seed investing HTW2011: Carlos Espinal - Trends in seed investing Presentation Transcript

  • Of Fashion & Farmers
  • Seedcamp is a Global Micro-Seed Investment Program
    • Reshma Sohoni –
    • Partner
    • (@rsohoni)
    • Philipp Moehring –
    • Associate
    • (@pmoehring)
    • Carlos Eduardo Espinal – Partner
    • (@ceduardo)
    • Kirsten Campbell
    • GM + Events
    • (@k1rstc)
    Who We Are
  • What We Do
    • Host mini-seedcamp events globally for 20 companies per event: > Apply to Paris! <
    • Seedcamp companies:
      • Get access to the 57 Alumni companies
      • Receive investment
      • Receive founder's pack w/ exclusive offers
      • Attend monthly events and speakers
      • Have constant access to the SC team for help, feedback, and advice
      • Attend USA trip + SC week for intense mentoring
      • Have Access to our 2000+ mentor network and EIR program
  • seed investment trends
    • Democratization of Services: Making services available to all that were previously only available to the few
    • Easier accessibility to existing services that had adoption hurdles
  • Democratization of Services
    • Cheaper FX (Transferwise) + FX Hedging
    • Competitor price comparison (Profitero)
    • Short term loans for small businesses (Bilbus)
    • Real Estate Agreements (Rentlord)
    • Personal training without the $$$ (Sportlyzer)
  • The Simplification & Interconnectivity of Existing Services
    • Consistent email campaigns (Fractal)
    • Kwaga + Rapportive + Boomerang for Gmail
    • Art without being an artist (Psykopaint.com)
    • Web Communication (Vox.io)
    • Copy Editing quickly and cheaply (Wordy)
    • Banking for Groups (Holvi)
  • Where to start…
    • What services do you have that are inefficient?
      • Seedhack: Tribeshot
    • What processes do you have to do every day that would be easier to do?
    • Which services do you wish you could interconnect for a richer experience?
    • A Global Micro-Seed Investment Program
    • Our Network of 57 Companies and 2000+ Mentors is our Value
    • Next Event is Paris -> Apply now!
      • We encourage any company to apply, but highly encourage you to have a prototype
    • Stay tuned to #seedhack - @sc_seedhack
      • Founder’s Collaboration Agreement
    • Check out Seedsummit.org
      • AngelList + Termsheets
    Seedcamp in Summary