Fundraising 101with love and hard lessons from silicon valley                                         tweet me @vlauria
My backgroundbeen a part of 5 startups since high school, andeven played in the corporate world *gasp*bootstrapped two sta...
Fundraising is...difficultstressfulexcitingbiz deva core role of a successful startup co-foundergets easier each time      ...
When to raise?                 tweet me @vlauria
How much to raise?   Forecast:     Product roadmap     Traffic estimates     Revenue estimates     Team hiresEnough to carr...
Fundraising       FundamentalsHave a good pitchPractice your pitchImprove your pitchThere are no ‘business plans’ in the v...
Silicon Valley has...Lots of CapitalAngel Investors who have been through itbefore, specifically ‘web2.0’Investors that are...
What to expect in the valley   No investment until 3-6 months of traction   Demonstrate superior knowledge of your market ...
Grow Globally?Start locally - Amazing growth markets nextdoor:  Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines,  Thailand, and Vietn...
What does Golden Gate Ventures look for?     Anything that touches the internet     Good people willing to be coached     ...
Golden Gate Ventures loves:Disruption - changing established industriesPayments (i.e. mobile payments using pre-paid minut...
Thank You!     Questions?  email vinnie@ggv.sg     tweet @vlauriaapply www.goldengate.vc
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    1. 1. Fundraising 101with love and hard lessons from silicon valley tweet me @vlauria
    2. 2. My backgroundbeen a part of 5 startups since high school, andeven played in the corporate world *gasp*bootstrapped two startups from scratch (this means ramen noodles, 7 dirty men in a 3 bedroom, sleeping on the floor, and working out of a living room)fund raised in the valley 3 times tweet me @vlauria
    3. 3. Fundraising is...difficultstressfulexcitingbiz deva core role of a successful startup co-foundergets easier each time tweet me @vlauria
    4. 4. When to raise? tweet me @vlauria
    5. 5. How much to raise? Forecast: Product roadmap Traffic estimates Revenue estimates Team hiresEnough to carry the company for 18 months tweet me @vlauria
    6. 6. Fundraising FundamentalsHave a good pitchPractice your pitchImprove your pitchThere are no ‘business plans’ in the valley tweet me @vlauria
    7. 7. Silicon Valley has...Lots of CapitalAngel Investors who have been through itbefore, specifically ‘web2.0’Investors that are willing to take many bigbets to find a ‘hit’ (think hollywood but forinternet) tweet me @vlauria
    8. 8. What to expect in the valley No investment until 3-6 months of traction Demonstrate superior knowledge of your market Elevator Pitch, Exec Sum (1-page), & Pitch Deck http://www.garage.com/resources/ tweet me @vlauria
    9. 9. Grow Globally?Start locally - Amazing growth markets nextdoor: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. tweet me @vlauria
    10. 10. What does Golden Gate Ventures look for? Anything that touches the internet Good people willing to be coached Regional Southeast Asian Play Companies that are thinking multi-national Teams aged from day zero to 1.5 years Technical co-founders tweet me @vlauria
    11. 11. Golden Gate Ventures loves:Disruption - changing established industriesPayments (i.e. mobile payments using pre-paid minutes)Teams w/ previous failures (failcon.sg)Teams willing to pivot tweet me @vlauria
    12. 12. Thank You! Questions? email vinnie@ggv.sg tweet @vlauriaapply www.goldengate.vc

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