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A presentation about Bootstrapping.

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  1. 1. The Hidden CostsOf Other People’s Money
  2. 2. “If we had had money, we would have made more mistakes. Thisway, I wrote all my checks. I knew where the money was going” Tom Davis (Modular Instruments)
  3. 3. Problems with raising too much money
  4. 4. Symplex Communications XYZY X Z George Brostoff
  5. 5. Diminishing Flexibility
  6. 6. Gammalinks PC Buyers never Communicator materialized 24High Speed Modem Dialog Didn’t get off 1 5000 Mailers 25 responses for $1 each only $7,00,000
  7. 7. Was the originalconcept wrong or was it poorly executed? Are we befooled twice?
  8. 8. • COMPANY: Serrato Drywall Inc. BUSINESS: Drywall construction FOUNDED: 1994 START-UP CAPITAL: $400 1999 REVENUES: $1.5 million 2000 PROJECTED REVENUES: $1.8 million• http://www.inc.com/magazine/20000701/195 36.html
  9. 9. • COMPANY: DocMan Technologies BUSINESS: Electronic document-management services FOUNDED: 1994 START-UP CAPITAL: $500 1999 REVENUES: $1.5 million 2000 PROJECTED REVENUES: $2.2 million

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