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Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
Jeff Pruitt's AZEC Presentation 10.24.12
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    • 1. AZEC 2012TALLWAVE: BUILDING & GROWING RAPID-GROWTHCOMPANIES JEFFREY PRUITT CEO & FOUNDER, TALLWAVE OCTOBER 2012
    • 2. AGENDA• ABOUT TALLWAVE• ARIZONA ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS STORIES• THE STARTUP LIFECYCLE• LEAN APPROACH TO BUILDING & GROWING COMPANIES• SMART FUNDING AND EXITS• ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM CHALLENGE• QUESTIONS?
    • 3. TALLWAVE A lean business accelerator and venture management company specializing in validating, commercializing and scaling emerging technology and digital mediaventures through lean business and design validation methodologies.
    • 4. TALLWAVE SUCCESS: BUILDING RAPID GROWTH COMPANIES 17 Full-Time 91 Jobs 34 $10M Raised by 3 Years in Companies Companies Engaged Employees Generated & Clients Operation w/ TallwavePortfolio CompaniesClients
    • 5. ARIZONA ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS STORIES Arizona & Greater Phoenix has innovation, talent and deal flow equivalent to the rest of the nation, but it is largely untapped. Sampling of Arizona Success Stories
    • 6. THE STARTUP LIFECYCLEEntrepreneurs build, commercialize and scale their ventures followingthe startup lifecycle, eventually leading to successful exits. Funding Funding Funding (Friend/ M&A (Seed) (A , B, & C Rounds) Family) Validate / Early Research Idea Growth Sustain Exit Prototype Commercial
    • 7. THE STARTUP LIFECYCLE: BUILDING & GROWINGEntrepreneurs build, commercialize and scale their ventures followingthe startup lifecycle, eventually leading to successful exits. Funding Funding Funding (Friend/ M&A (Seed) (A , B, & C Rounds) Family) Validate / Early Research Idea Growth Sustain Exit Prototype Commercial
    • 8. THE TALLWAVE WAY: LEAN BUSINESS + DESIGN VALIDATION Capital Efficiency through Early Validation
    • 9. THE STARTUP LIFECYCLE: FUNDING & EXITSEntrepreneurs build, commercialize and scale their ventures followingthe startup lifecycle, eventually leading to successful exits. Funding Funding Funding (Friend/ M&A (Seed) (A , B, & C Rounds) Family) Validate / Early Research Idea Growth Sustain Exit Prototype Commercial
    • 10. FUNDRAISING & EXIT MYTHS…DEBUNKED• INVESTORS ANALYZE THE CURRENT AND FUTURE VALUE OF A COMPANY• IDEAL INVESTMENT RETURNS VARY BY COMPANY, INDUSTRY, AND INVESTOR• BUSINESS PLANS ARE NICE…PROOF OF CONCEPTS ARE BETTER• FIRST TIMERS CAN FUND AND SELL THEIR VENTURE, BUT EXPERIENCE DOES HELP• SELLING DOESN’T MEAN LESS CONTROL, IT MEANS MORE OPPORTUNITY• BUYER AND SELLER FLEXIBILITY IS KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL M&A
    • 11. ICROSSING STORY: GROWTH & EXITS M&A by Hearst International Company Growth, Expansion, & Recognition Follow-on Investment Top Interactive Agency Award & Investor Advocate Initial Funding & Early Growth1998 2003 2008 2010
    • 12. BUILDING & GROWING ARIZONA’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM…TOGETHERLet’s collaborate to identify YOUR needs, build rapid-growth companies, and create successful exits for our Arizona Entrepreneurial Ecosystem! Venture Capital Banks Angel Groups Follow-on Capital Funding Funding Funding (Friend/ M&A (Seed) (A , B, & C Rounds) Family) Validate / EarlyResearch Idea Growth Sustain Exit Prototype Commercial Incubators & Co-Working Human Capital Product Prototyping Business Validation Accelerators Incentives, Support & Technology Organizations
    • 13. THANK YOU Jeffrey Pruitt Founder & CEO, Tallwave Jeffrey.Pruitt@Tallwave.com

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