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Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan
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Show Me The Money London 2014 - Presentation by Ross Murray Jones, Founding Team and Partnerships at YPlan

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YPlan, the London-based startup that’s building a platform for selling last-minuteevent-booking on mobile, has raised a total of $13.7 million from VCs like General Catalyst Partners, Wellington …

YPlan, the London-based startup that’s building a platform for selling last-minuteevent-booking on mobile, has raised a total of $13.7 million from VCs like General Catalyst Partners, Wellington Partners and Octopus Investments
They also had a group of well known co-investors, including A-Grade, Kevin Colleran and David Morin’s Slow Ventures, and Shakil Khan, investor and advisor to Spotify and Summly.

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  • 1. Private & Confidential! YPlan April 2014! Ross Murray-Jones Show Me The Money, July 2014
  • 2. Why plan when you have YPlan?! 2 Pay in 2 taps & go. Simple Curated list of events daily Go out tonight Beautiful, social discovery of events
  • 3. 3 The story so far! 550,000+ downloads in London (20%) 10,000+ events run with 800+ partners Engaged hard to reach audience: Gen Y London, NYC, San Francisco + Las Vegas $12m Series A funding round
  • 4. ? 4 Problem: No last-minute event marketplace existed!
  • 5. 5 Meanwhile, the $80bn industry was under-utilised Theatre Live Music 70% 60% Cinema Sports 15% 60%
  • 6. 800+ partners   all the major promoters and venues in all of our key markets 11
  • 7. Fundraising
  • 8. Why fundraise?! However… Underlying trade-offs VC funding not suitable for all Time-consuming Opportunity Ambition, growth 13
  • 9. Strategic value of VC $$ ! Credibility Building team Strategic advice Network of influence 14
  • 10. Fundraising tactics! 15 Be 100% honest Raise more than you need Utilise business momentum Have answer before question Think independently
  • 11. Sources: Adyen Mobile Payments Index, Comscore 2014 , Coatue, Accenture Know your market e.g. mobile! 12m 13m 13m 11m 2013 2014 2015 2016 UK m-commerce users % of people who make m-commerce purchases within sectors 55% 46% 38% Tickets for events (e.g. concerts, cinema, theatre) Tickets for transport (e.g. train, plane) Clothes, shoes and other consumer goods 16m 19m 13m 21m Spent >£10 per transaction Spent <£10 per transaction Major trend globally increasing % of e-commerce 16
  • 12. ? Stephen Fry Pharrell Williams “Spontaneity app makes planning ahead so passe” “18 apps we couldn’t live without in 2013” “Editor’s choice” “YPlan - now that’s a seriously good app. Last minute events London of all kinds booked in seconds. Damned smart” “One of the seven hottest global startups of 2013” “London’s hottest startup” “Best Entertainment App 2013” – 2012's winner was the BBC “YPlan offers a concise list of the best NYC nightlife in one app… genius” Recent recognition   YPlan is fast becoming a household name

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