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Digitalfilipino getting investors
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Digitalfilipino getting investors
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Digitalfilipino getting investors
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Digitalfilipino getting investors

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Attracting overseas investors as a Filipino startup

Attracting overseas investors as a Filipino startup

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    • 1. Attracting Investors for your Business Tactics & Experiences From the field. Michael Michelini 迈理倪
    • 2. Today’s Agenda
      • Understanding the mentality of an investor
      • Building trust
      • Why do you need investment?
      • What are you willing to give up?
      • After the investment
      • Real experience - saleslion
      • Real experience – NewYorkbarstore
      • New project - ClearCafe
    • 3. Understanding Mentality of an Investor
      • Investors come in all shapes & sizes
        • Believe you should first look for angels / strategic partners in the west.
        • It isn’t always directly cash investment
        • Can be also strategic partnership in sales / operations
        • They normally want to be sure
          • You are reliable
          • You will be there when times get tough
          • You are on their side
    • 4. A Business is like a Ship
      • Boat – infrastructure. your product /service
      • Map – strategy
      • Wind – finance / financial investment
      • Sailors – your team
    • 5. Crist (Jesus Christ) Formula
      • (C x R x I) / S = T   ---- CRIST
      • C = Credibility
      • R = Reliability
      • I = Intimacy
      • S = Self Orientation
      • T = Trust
    • 6. What do you need the investment for?
      • How much?
      • Why, for what?
        • Development?
        • Inventory?
        • Marketing?
      • How long for payback?
      • How long will this last?
      • What do you currently have?
      • Upfront? Monthly?
    • 7. Investors from various sources
      • Customers
      • Suppliers
      • Mentors
      • Agents
      • Trade associations
      • Governments
      • Be creative!
    • 8. What are you offering?
      • 51%?
      • Control
      • Financial obligations
      • Deliverables
        • Pressure
      • TIME!
        • Will spend decent amount of time with investor
      • Technical? Marketing? Local agent?
    • 9. Rev Share Partnership
      • MUST have trust on both sides
      • Example 25% of adjusted gross margin (after inventory + shipping)
      • Try to take position of power
        • Receiving the money
      • 5 year length
      • You believe in the project more than the other
    • 10. Got the deal! Now its just begun….
      • Don’t pop the champagne so quickly…
      • Now you need to deliver!!!
      • You’ve been given a chance
    • 11. Being Reliable
      • Taking an investment is also taking a job
      • Be prepared to report regularly
        • Daily, weekly, monthly checkups?
      • Showing the investor you are putting your full effort
    • 12. Case Study - SalesLion
      • Finland based investor
      • Found us online as another name
      • Saw we were in China
      • Wanted IT partner in Asia
      • Trusted Us
      • Read blogs
      • Month to month operating budget
    • 13. Example - NewYorkBarStore
      • Started in 2004 in NYC apt.
      • Had lots of open passion
      • Complementary skillset
      • Investment was for inventory to grow sales
      • Investor was also aligned interests
      • Investor was also too busy to help, though he planned to be more involved.
    • 14. Current Case- ClearCafe
      • I want to be angel investor in Philippines
      • Find good talent here
      • Good P.R. and marketing
      • Long term investment
    • 15. Conclusion
      • Think from perspective of an investor
      • What type of investor / money do you want?
      • Realize this will be more pressure
    • 16. Question & Answer
      • Michael Michelini
      • 迈理倪
      • [email_address]
      • MaiLiNi.com/blog
      • blog.michaelmichelini.com
      @michelini Weibo @michelini Facebook.com/michelini

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