Raising Money(For Startups)
Philippe Telio• 1991-2002 in Startups  – Raised over $60M• 2002-2011 Supporting Startups  – 175+ Clients
Before even considering…    Hard. Most fail. Takes you away from your day job.
There is money, but only for those that             deserve it
1. Network like pro    Find entrepreneurs like you, Mentors and Influencers                     Startup Drinks            ...
2. Get warm introductions. Do not send blind emails
3. Know Who You’re Pitching
4. Pitchhearts            minds              wallets(Get Interest)   (Give Details)   (Know what you want)
5. You Don’t Know Everything          and that’s OK
What you’ll needIntro Email (less is more)Elevator PitchPPT Deck (10-slides)                                           ✌1-...
Funding Otions-Loan (you’ll need a biz plan…good luck!)-Grant (Great for < 35. They have budget cycles)-Equity (Long, hard...
It’s a long up-hill battle        Ask anyone who’s done it
If you still want funding
Significantinvestments   VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS IN   GREATER MONTREAL
Option 1 - Love Money
Option 2 - Incubators• Plenty more outside of Montreal  (Techstars, YC, 500Startups, SeedCamp…)
Option 3 - Angels                    85                         17                              17
Option 4 - Venture Capital                             18                                  18
Government Option•   Start with CLD•   SDEVM (Christian Perron is great)•   Jeunepromoteur•   Fondation du maire•   Canadi...
Ready. Set. Patience.(Raise more than you need, you won’t want to do it all again next year.)
Philippe Telio  Twitter: @ptelioptelio@embrase.com
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Mobiz: Raising Money (For Startups)

  1. 1. Raising Money(For Startups)
  2. 2. Philippe Telio• 1991-2002 in Startups – Raised over $60M• 2002-2011 Supporting Startups – 175+ Clients
  3. 3. Before even considering… Hard. Most fail. Takes you away from your day job.
  4. 4. There is money, but only for those that deserve it
  5. 5. 1. Network like pro Find entrepreneurs like you, Mentors and Influencers Startup Drinks +++
  6. 6. 2. Get warm introductions. Do not send blind emails
  7. 7. 3. Know Who You’re Pitching
  8. 8. 4. Pitchhearts minds wallets(Get Interest) (Give Details) (Know what you want)
  9. 9. 5. You Don’t Know Everything and that’s OK
  10. 10. What you’ll needIntro Email (less is more)Elevator PitchPPT Deck (10-slides) ✌1-pagerThen…. Demonstrate an understanding of your market, how you will makemoney (or create value), and how the investor will make money
  11. 11. Funding Otions-Loan (you’ll need a biz plan…good luck!)-Grant (Great for < 35. They have budget cycles)-Equity (Long, hard, and you may loose control)
  12. 12. It’s a long up-hill battle Ask anyone who’s done it
  13. 13. If you still want funding
  14. 14. Significantinvestments VENTURE CAPITAL INVESTMENTS IN GREATER MONTREAL
  15. 15. Option 1 - Love Money
  16. 16. Option 2 - Incubators• Plenty more outside of Montreal (Techstars, YC, 500Startups, SeedCamp…)
  17. 17. Option 3 - Angels 85 17 17
  18. 18. Option 4 - Venture Capital 18 18
  19. 19. Government Option• Start with CLD• SDEVM (Christian Perron is great)• Jeunepromoteur• Fondation du maire• Canadian youth business foundation• Canadian Media Fund• Feddev• CNRC – R&D• MDEIE – Vitrine Technologic Mike Lee - www.fundica.com
  20. 20. Ready. Set. Patience.(Raise more than you need, you won’t want to do it all again next year.)
  21. 21. Philippe Telio Twitter: @ptelioptelio@embrase.com

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