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The slides from a presentation I made to the Startup Chile community on November 21st, 2013 highlighting some tips around fundraising based on my experience in venture capital.

The slides from a presentation I made to the Startup Chile community on November 21st, 2013 highlighting some tips around fundraising based on my experience in venture capital.

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  • Hi Rishi. I was sent this slideshare by Stephen from Tenaya Capital. Really enjoyed the simplicity of it.

    Could you elaborate on the Team and Market slides? I'd love to hear what you discussed in the presentation.
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Fundraising: A Dating Game Fundraising: A Dating Game Presentation Transcript

  • A Dating Game Rishi Taparia @taps
  • Fundraising: A Dating Game Rishi Taparia @taps
  • Pro tip: Question your instincts (You’ll see why)
  • First thing’s first…
  • Fundraising takes work.
  • Do your research.
  • Introductions = signal.
  • No introductions? Find other signals.
  • Pro tip: Don’t email everyone Pro tip: Don’t start with Mr/s. [Last Name] Pro tip: Don’t use all caps in a subject line Pro tip: Short and to the point
  • Not like this:
  • Fundraising takes work.
  • So you got a response. Now what?
  • What investors are looking for*: Teams : Amazing Markets : Big Product : Innovative Capital required : Low Ownership : A lot * For the most part…
  • Team.
  • I am like you.
  • I am like you.
  • What investors are looking for*: Teams : Amazing Markets : Big Product : Innovative Capital required : Low Ownership : A lot * For the most part…
  • The Future
  • Pro tip: Frame the narrative.
  • What investors are looking for*: Teams : Amazing Markets : Big Product : Innovative Capital required : Low Ownership : A lot * For the most part…
  • No does not mean you made a mistake. No means there is more work to do.
  • Final tips: Don’t take no personally Ask for feedback Treat everyone with respect Relationship building Say thank you
  • Thank you.