VentureConnect Cluj - Why you will not receive an investment

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VentureConnect Cluj - Why you will not receive an investment

  1. 1. Top  10  reasons  why  you  won’t   get  an  investment   www.sergiubiris.ro  
  2. 2. I’ve  been  involved  in  2  types  of   projects  1.  That  are  approached  by  investors  2.  That  are  looking  for  investors  
  3. 3. TOP  10  
  4. 4. 10.  Your  project  addresses  a  too   small  niche  
  5. 5. Solu%on:  Think  the  project  so  that  you  can  scale   later  
  6. 6. 9.  There  are  tons  of  projects  that  do   the  same  thing  …  but  you  have   more  features  
  7. 7. Solu%on:  Find  your  place  on  the  market,  an   audience  and  differen@ate  
  8. 8. 8.  The  objecEve  of  your  project  is  for   you  to  make  1000  Euros/month  
  9. 9. Solu%on:  Get  a  job  
  10. 10. 7.  You’re  bending  the  truth  
  11. 11. Soluția:   Be  open  and  honest.  Know  your   weaknesses  and  address  them.  Investors  have  a  “bullshit  radar”!  
  12. 12. 6.  You  don’t  know  your   compeEEon  
  13. 13. Solu%on:  Learn  everything  about  your  compe@tors  and  aIack  their   weaknesses  
  14. 14. 5.  You’re  a  “one  man  company”  
  15. 15. Solu%on:  Show  that  you  have  a  team  that  can  deliver  results  or  that  have  delivered   results  in  the  past  
  16. 16. 4.  You  bring  nothing  but  your  idea   to  the  table  
  17. 17. Solu%on:  Proof  of  concept  /  demo  that  shows   how  your  project  works  
  18. 18. 3.  You  have  a  50+  pages   business  plan  
  19. 19. Solu%on:  Execu@ve  summary  /  one  pager.  You   will  have  @me  for  details  later  on  
  20. 20. 2.   Your  business  makes  money  in  an  area  where  you  don’t  have  know-­‐how  
  21. 21. Solu%on:  Be  100%  sure  about  how  you’ll  make   money.  Find  people  that  have  the   know-­‐how.  
  22. 22. 1.    Your  esEmaEons  are  unrealisEc  
  23. 23. Solu%on:  “Be  conserva@ve  in  your  es@mates  and   op@mis@c  in  your  ac@ons”  
  24. 24. And  if  you  succeed  …  
  25. 25. Two  tools  to  keep  your  investors  happy  KPIs   Investor  leTer  
  26. 26. Thank  you!   www.sergiubiris.ro  

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