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Fundraising for Startups (500 Startups Batch 5)

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Slides to my talk to the 500 Startups Batch 5 on fundraising for startups.

Slides to my talk to the 500 Startups Batch 5 on fundraising for startups.

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  • 1. FUNDRAISING YOU + WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOU PAUL SINGH 500 Startups @paulsingh
  • 2. “ VENTURE CAPITAL IS A BUSINESS AND OPEN TO ATTACK BY “STARTUPS” WITH DISRUPTIVE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY. -- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)
  • 3. GETTING TO KNOW500 STARTUPS BECAUSE WE’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL PAUL SINGH @paulsingh angel.co/paulsingh
  • 4. A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  • 5. WHY IS IT SO HARD TORAISE MONEY FOR ME?
  • 6. THE ODDS AREAGAINST YOU EVERYONE ELSE IS RAISING MONEY TOO
  • 7. FIRSTIMPRESSIONS MATTER GET AN INTRO. ALWAYS.
  • 8. YOUR #1 GOAL IN LIFE (AND FUNDRAISING) DON’T BE WEIRD
  • 9. YOUR SOLUTION ISNOT MY PROBLEM
  • 10. SOCIAL PROOF | RECIPROCITYPATTERN RECOGNITION | CURIOSITYRETURNS | SCARCITY | TRACTION
  • 11. DEMO > DECK
  • 12. GET TO YES THEN TALK TERMS
  • 13. SO WHAT IS THISANGELLIST YOU SPEAK OF?
  • 14. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
  • 15. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
  • 16. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
  • 17. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
  • 18. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
  • 19. GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
  • 20. YOUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO GET INTO THEACTIVITY FEED
  • 21. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FOLLOWS
  • 22. YEAH, BUT HOW’S THAT DIFFERENT THANREAL LIFE? (IT’S NOT)
  • 23. TIPS, TRICKS, PLEASE DO’S, & PLEASE DON’TSMAKE IT RAINI’VE THOUGHT WAYYYY TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS
  • 24. TIPS & TRICKS
  • 25. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)TIPS & TRICKS
  • 26. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsTIPS & TRICKS
  • 27. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsbe confident, without being a dickTIPS & TRICKS
  • 28. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsbe confident, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKS
  • 29. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsbe confident, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKSsales 101: sell what they want, not what you need
  • 30. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsbe confident, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKSsales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VC
  • 31. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsbe confident, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKSsales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VCfaces > names && images > text
  • 32. PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsbe confident, without being a dicksurgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail themTIPS & TRICKSsales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VCfaces > names && images > textinvestors are not banks
  • 33. DO’S & DONT’SWHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT INNOVATE IN FINANCE OR LEGAL
  • 34. FUNDRAISINGIS A PROCESS
  • 35. “ BY IT’S NATURE, THE INTERNET UNDERMINED ANYONE WHOSE STATUS DEPENDED ON A PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO INFORMATION. -- MICHAEL LEWIS
  • 36. FUNDRAISING YOU + WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOU PAUL SINGH 500 Startups @paulsingh

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