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TSS Fresh Finance Bath 20 October 2011 Chris Book, Bardowl

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TSS Fresh Finance Bath 20 October 2011 Chris Book, Bardowl

  1. 1. Audiobooks  ReinventedBardowl  Funding  -­  So  Far  So  Good Chris  Book BEN  Tech  Startup  School Thursday  20th  October    2011 Bath  Innovation  Centre Confidential ©2011 Bardowl Limited
  2. 2. Who  is  this  bloke? @bookmeisterhttp://p0wer0f1.com
  3. 3. We  raised   £70,000   from  a   single   Angel
  4. 4. In  the  Equity  Gap Initially  trying  to  raise   £200,000-­  Angel-­  Super  Angel-­  Accellerators-­  Incubators  -­  Seed  Funds-­  Various  “Advisors”-­  Venture  Capital  Funds
  5. 5. Sources  of  Government  Money SWRDA   Deserved  to   Die Recent   IC  Tomorrow   experience
  6. 6.  5  things1.  Content  business2.  Luggage3.  Help4.  Team5.  Keep  Talking
  7. 7. 1.  We  need   content   from   others
  8. 8. 2.  Don’t  leave  your  luggage  at   the  VC.
  9. 9. 3.  There  is  loads  of  help  out  there -­  Other  start  ups  -­  Innovation  Centre -­  BEN -­  SETSquared -­  Financial  Advisors -­  Random  people -­  Audiobooks      ;)
  10. 10. 3  and  a  bit.      Business  plans  are  all  lies “You   and   I   both   know   that   you   don’t  know  when  your  product   will   ship,   who   will   buy   it   and   how   much   they   will   pay,   but   you   can’t   state   that   in   the   business   plan.   So   write   it   as   if   you   know   exactly   what   the   future  holds…” Guy  Kawasaki.   The  Art  of  the  Start.   2004.  PORTFOLIO.
  11. 11. 4.Team Neil  Chapman CTO,  Co-­‐founder Orange,  Aepona,  BSkyBRob  Shreeve Mark  McCallumNon-­‐Executive  Director Random  House,  Pearson,One  Alfred  Place,   Bertelsmann,  PublishingVirgin  Publishing,  EU  Smart  consultantDavid  Sykes Laura  KalbagNon-­‐Executive  Director Design  and  User  ExperienceOperations  and  Finance Freelance  DesignerBusiness  Mentor,  Fundraising
  12. 12. 5.  Tell  everyone   about  your   idea  in  as   much  detail   as  they  allow   you
  13. 13. Raising  money  takes   more  than  twice  as  long  as  you  think  it  will  &  then   add  some.
  14. 14. Ups   and  Downs-­  plans  change  often-­  take  whatever  you   can  get-­  its  not  all  good  fun -­  The  3  D’s
  15. 15. Audiobooks  ReinventedThank  You

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