YAM Introduction <ul><li>YAM founded at the end of 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Accompanies startups and inventors from the idea stage thru the raising of capital, first business deals, and to becoming an independent company </li></ul><ul><li>YAM team composed of professionals in various business fields </li></ul>Financial/ Economic Marketing & Publications Strategic Management Products/ Technology
Who ? Risk, Business Sector, Capital, Value Added, Strategic Partner, Startup Life Cycle Angels Investor Companies Banks & Private Equity Venture Capital Friends& Family Founder Capital Group Investors
Startup’s Life Cycle We need the investor to fit the startup’s life cycle Classified as high risk stage Looking for proof of concept No income or earnings Classified as medium risk stage The ability to forecast sales Classified as medium risk stage According to the strategy & business plan forecasts - and the real world The flow of capital raised is based on the startup’s life cycle Design Details or Prototype Beta Stage Sales First Deals
Preparation for Meetings The goal: Give the investor confidence that you are totally familiar with the product and have the know how to get the highest yield from the investment <ul><li>Business plan: Provide the right answers to the investor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level of investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How the investor will receive return on the investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In a worst case scenario, how long will capital last? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market size potential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t send business plan via email - only executive summary </li></ul><ul><li>You should have answers to all questions - BUT don’t fabricate data! </li></ul><ul><li>Use a professional presentation & doc as much as you can </li></ul>
Further questions and information: firstname.lastname@example.org 054-4762234 03-5615123 www.yam-net.com
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