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    Fundraising For Startups - Atlantic Venture Forum - June 2013 Fundraising For Startups - Atlantic Venture Forum - June 2013 Presentation Transcript

    • @paulsingh #avf2013WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOUFUNDRAISING YOU+PAUL SINGH@paulsingh・paul@dashboard.io・resultsjunkies.com
    • @paulsingh #avf2013VENTURE CAPITAL IS ABUSINESS AND OPEN TOATTACK BY “STARTUPS”WITH DISRUPTIVE NEWBUSINESS MODELS ANDTECHNOLOGY.“-- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)
    • @paulsingh #avf2013500 STARTUPSPAUL SINGH@paulsingh・paul@dashboard.io・resultsjunkies.com
    • @paulsingh #avf2013
    • @paulsingh #avf2013A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
    • @paulsingh #avf2013RAISE MONEYWHY IS IT SO HARD TOFOR ME?
    • @paulsingh #avf2013THE ODDS AREAGAINST YOUEVERYONE ELSE IS RAISING MONEY TOO
    • @paulsingh #avf2013FIRSTIMPRESSIONSMATTERGET AN INTRO. ALWAYS.
    • @paulsingh #avf2013DON’T BEWEIRDYOUR #1 GOAL IN LIFE (AND FUNDRAISING)
    • @paulsingh #avf2013YOUR SOLUTION ISNOT MY PROBLEM
    • @paulsingh #avf2013SOCIAL PROOFPATTERN RECOGNITIONRECIPROCITYCURIOSITY||RETURNS SCARCITY| | TRACTION
    • @paulsingh #avf2013DEMO > DECK
    • @paulsingh #avf2013GET TO YESTHEN TALK TERMS
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ANGELLISTSO WHAT IS THISYOU SPEAK OF?
    • @paulsingh #avf2013THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
    • @paulsingh #avf2013THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
    • @paulsingh #avf2013THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
    • @paulsingh #avf2013THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
    • @paulsingh #avf2013THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
    • @paulsingh #avf2013THE ELEMENTSGETTING TO KNOW
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ACTIVITY FEEDYOUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO GET INTO THE
    • @paulsingh #avf2013IT’S ALL ABOUT THEFOLLOWS
    • @paulsingh #avf2013REAL LIFE?YEAH, BUT HOW’S THAT DIFFERENT THAN(IT’S NOT)
    • @paulsingh #avf2013MAKE IT RAINI’VE THOUGHT WAYYYY TOO MUCH ABOUT THISTIPS, TRICKS, PLEASE DO’S, & PLEASE DON’TS
    • @paulsingh #avf2013FOMO&GREED
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKS
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKSPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)be confident, without being a dick
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe confident, without being a dick
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe confident, without being a dicksales 101: sell what they want, not what you need
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe confident, without being a dicksales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VC
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe confident, without being a dicksales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VCfaces > names && images > text
    • @paulsingh #avf2013TIPS & TRICKSif you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 secondsPITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!)surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail thembe confident, without being a dicksales 101: sell what they want, not what you needangels != VCfaces > names && images > textinvestors are not banks
    • @paulsingh #avf2013DO’S & DONT’SWHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT INNOVATE IN FINANCE OR LEGAL
    • @paulsingh #avf2013FUNDRAISINGIS A PROCESS
    • @paulsingh #avf2013BY IT’S NATURE, THEINTERNET UNDERMINEDANYONE WHOSE STATUSDEPENDED ON APRIVILEGED ACCESS TOINFORMATION.“-- MICHAEL LEWIS
    • @paulsingh #avf2013Demo DayVideos ⟹ livestream.com/500startupsSample Pitch Decks ⟹ slideshare.net/500startupsVenture Capital 101 ⟹ venturehacks.com/archivesInvestor Thoughts:Brad Feld ⟹ feld.comFred Wilson ⟹ avc.comChris Dixon ⟹ cdixon.orgMark Suster ⟹ bothsidesofthetable.comangel.co/valuations and angel.co/salaries
    • @paulsingh #avf2013YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS
    • @paulsingh #avf2013YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYSFocus on Traction.
    • @paulsingh #avf2013YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYSFocus on Traction.Learn to Communicate and Inspire.
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...Distribution > Product
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > Strategy
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > Credibility
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelList
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelListRaise 12-18+ months of funding
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelListRaise 12-18+ months of fundingLearn the basics of VC economics
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelListRaise 12-18+ months of fundingLearn the basics of VC economicsProgress and Probability
    • @paulsingh #avf2013ALSO...Distribution > ProductTactics > StrategyNotability > CredibilityGet on AngelListRaise 12-18+ months of fundingLearn the basics of VC economicsProgress and ProbabilityShameless plug: dashboard.io
    • @paulsingh #avf2013WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOUFUNDRAISING YOU+@paulsingh・paul@dashboard.io・resultsjunkies.comLEARN MORE:events.dashboard.io/avf2013