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Entrepreneurship Talk in Brisbane Australia by Tristan Pollock

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I gave this talk as part of the VEP (Visiting Entrepreneurs Program) in Brisbane, Australia. I covered my story, my past companies and my relation to Australia. The entire trip was hashtagged #Tristralia

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Entrepreneurship Talk in Brisbane Australia by Tristan Pollock

  1. 1. TRISTAN
  2. 2. CONFIDENTIAL / / NOVEMBER24,2015PAGE2 / Since July 20101,500+ investments2 500 Startups Is the Most Active Seed Investor in Silicon Valley and Aims to be Largest in the World1 $205MM in AUM2 The various geographies highlighted in the map result from investments we have made across all 500 Startups funds. 1. The Silicon Valley Tech Venture Capital Almanac, Fall 2013 and TechCrunch Article May 5, 2015, “500 Startups Aims To Be The Largest VCShop In The World” http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/05 /500-startups-aims-to-be-the-largest-vc-shop-in-the-world/ 2. Approximated as of 11/17/2015 and includes the following 500 Startups funds: (a) 500 Startups, L.P. and 500 Startups-A, L.P. (together, “Fund I”), (b) 500 Startups II, L.P. and 500 Startups II-A, L. P. (together, “Fund II”), (c) 500 Startups III, L.P. and 500 Startups III-A, L.P. (together, “Fund III”), (d) 500 Startups IV, L.P. and 500 Startups IV-A, L.P. (together, “Fund IV”), (e) 500 Startups Annex Fu nd, L.P. (“Annex”), (f) 500 Luchadores, L.P. (“Luchadores”), (g) 500 Durians, L.P. (“Durians”), (h) 500 Mobile Collective, L.P. (“Mobile Collective”, (i) 500 Kimchi, L.P. (“Kimchi”), (j) 500 TukTuks, L.P. (“ TukTuks”), (k) 500 Startups JP, L.P. ("Japan”), (l) 500 Istanbul, L.P. ("Istanbul”), and (m) 500 Nordics, L.P. (“Nordics”)
  3. 3. CONFIDENTIAL / / NOVEMBER24,2015PAGE2 / Since July 20101,500+ investments2 500 Startups Is the Most Active Seed Investor in Silicon Valley and Aims to be Largest in the World1 $205MM in AUM2 The various geographies highlighted in the map result from investments we have made across all 500 Startups funds. 1. The Silicon Valley Tech Venture Capital Almanac, Fall 2013 and TechCrunch Article May 5, 2015, “500 Startups Aims To Be The Largest VCShop In The World” http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/05 /500-startups-aims-to-be-the-largest-vc-shop-in-the-world/ 2. Approximated as of 11/17/2015 and includes the following 500 Startups funds: (a) 500 Startups, L.P. and 500 Startups-A, L.P. (together, “Fund I”), (b) 500 Startups II, L.P. and 500 Startups II-A, L. P. (together, “Fund II”), (c) 500 Startups III, L.P. and 500 Startups III-A, L.P. (together, “Fund III”), (d) 500 Startups IV, L.P. and 500 Startups IV-A, L.P. (together, “Fund IV”), (e) 500 Startups Annex Fu nd, L.P. (“Annex”), (f) 500 Luchadores, L.P. (“Luchadores”), (g) 500 Durians, L.P. (“Durians”), (h) 500 Mobile Collective, L.P. (“Mobile Collective”, (i) 500 Kimchi, L.P. (“Kimchi”), (j) 500 TukTuks, L.P. (“ TukTuks”), (k) 500 Startups JP, L.P. ("Japan”), (l) 500 Istanbul, L.P. ("Istanbul”), and (m) 500 Nordics, L.P. (“Nordics”) CONFIDENTIAL / / NOVEMBER24,2015PAGE10 / 500 Accelerator Program Accelerator Overview • 4-month program in San Francisco / Silicon Valley (4 cohortsx 40 startups= 160 companies / year) • $125K investment for 5% equity + option to do $500K follow-on1 • 1000+ applications for batch 14 -> ~200 live interviews-> 40 accepted = <5% acceptance rate • Typically post-launch, revenue-generating companies(no “idea-only” companies) • Hands-on curriculum focused on growth and fundraising with mentor networkwho offers expertise on various topicsincluding design and engineering • Demo Day in front of hundredsof investors Investment strategy and criteria represent current investment model and may vary at the discretion of each Fund's general partner. Terms noted on this slide may vary by investment.
  4. 4. STOREFRONT IS AN ONLINE MARKETPLACETO CONNECT MAKERSTO SHORT-TERM RETAIL SPACE
  5. 5. ~ 3YEARS OLD ~ RAISED $8.9M ~TEAM OF 20
  6. 6. 3,000 STORES OPENED
  7. 7. MAKERS FOR LIFE
  8. 8. [ GREY SPACE ]
  9. 9. 1 IN 10 STORES ARE EMPTY
  10. 10. 28 MILLIONsmall businesses and entrepreneurs in the US. *1/6 work in the creative industry.
  11. 11. KANYEKANYEKANYE
  12. 12. PERSONAL SELLING REVOLUTION THREE ECONOMIESRETAIL = EXPERIENCE TRENDS
  13. 13. SHARING ECONOMY efficiency + trust
  14. 14. WINTER HAS ARRIVED
  15. 15. LOCAL ECONOMY
  16. 16. 4ON- DEMAND ECONOMY
  17. 17. PERSONAL SELLING REVOLUTION SQUARE + TWITTER + YOUTUBE
  18. 18. RETAIL SALES95%
  19. 19. CREATE SPACES THAT MATTER
  20. 20. SAY HELLO @WRITERPOLLOCK TRISTAN@500.CO
  21. 21. SAY HELLO @WRITERPOLLOCK TRISTAN@500.CO

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