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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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    Fundraising for Startups (500 Startups Batch 5) Fundraising for Startups (500 Startups Batch 5) Presentation Transcript

    • FUNDRAISING YOU + WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOU PAUL SINGH 500 Startups @paulsingh
    • “ VENTURE CAPITAL IS A BUSINESS AND OPEN TO ATTACK BY “STARTUPS” WITH DISRUPTIVE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY. -- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)
    • GETTING TO KNOW500 STARTUPS BECAUSE WE’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL PAUL SINGH @paulsingh angel.co/paulsingh
    • A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
    • WHY IS IT SO HARD TORAISE MONEY FOR ME?
    • THE ODDS AREAGAINST YOU EVERYONE ELSE IS RAISING MONEY TOO
    • FIRSTIMPRESSIONS MATTER GET AN INTRO. ALWAYS.
    • YOUR #1 GOAL IN LIFE (AND FUNDRAISING) DON’T BE WEIRD
    • YOUR SOLUTION ISNOT MY PROBLEM
    • SOCIAL PROOF | RECIPROCITYPATTERN RECOGNITION | CURIOSITYRETURNS | SCARCITY | TRACTION
    • DEMO > DECK
    • GET TO YES THEN TALK TERMS
    • SO WHAT IS THISANGELLIST YOU SPEAK OF?
    • GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
    • GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
    • GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
    • GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
    • GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
    • GETTING TO KNOWTHE ELEMENTS
    • YOUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO GET INTO THEACTIVITY FEED
    • IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FOLLOWS
    • YEAH, BUT HOW’S THAT DIFFERENT THANREAL LIFE? (IT’S NOT)
    • TIPS, TRICKS, PLEASE DO’S, & PLEASE DON’TSMAKE IT RAINI’VE THOUGHT WAYYYY TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS
    • TIPS & TRICKS
    • PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)TIPS & TRICKS
    • PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsTIPS & TRICKS
    • PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsbe confident, without being a dickTIPS & TRICKS
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • DO’S & DONT’SWHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT INNOVATE IN FINANCE OR LEGAL
    • FUNDRAISINGIS A PROCESS
    • “ BY IT’S NATURE, THE INTERNET UNDERMINED ANYONE WHOSE STATUS DEPENDED ON A PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO INFORMATION. -- MICHAEL LEWIS
    • FUNDRAISING YOU + WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOU PAUL SINGH 500 Startups @paulsingh