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Angel investing opencoffee presentation oct 2013

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Presentation at Opencoffee Oct 2013

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Angel investing opencoffee presentation oct 2013

  1. 1. Angel Investing, Open coffee Oct 2013 Apostolos Apostolakis -1-
  2. 2. ENTREPRENEURIAL PATH 1998 Cofounder e-shop.gr 2009 Cofounder Openfund 2011 Cofounder e-food.gr 2012 Cofounder doctoranytime.gr -2-
  3. 3. ANGEL INVESTING PATH 2009 2011 2013 -3-
  4. 4. AGENDA Why an angel investor What I look for/philosophy Conclusions/ suggestions for entrepreneurs -4-
  5. 5. WHY INVEST? : I VIEW IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN, HELP AND PROFIT Learn Help Profit -5-
  6. 6. WHY INVEST? : LEARN From great people From new business models -6-
  7. 7. WHY INVEST? : HELP/CONTRIBUTE Entrepreneurs Society/Consumers Hang out with people from whom u can learn and who will also learn from you Provide a useful service -7-
  8. 8. WHY INVEST? : PROFIT Financially Earn bragging rights -8-
  9. 9. INVESTING STARTED DUE TO AN IMPULSE -9-
  10. 10. CONTINUED IN A STRUCTURED APPROACH RESULT:CAME UP WITH A CHECKBOX OF WHAT I SHOULD LOOK FOR - 10 -
  11. 11. AGENDA Why an angel investor What I look for/philosophy Conclusions/ suggestions for entrepreneurs - 11 -
  12. 12. I LOOK FOR AN IDEA THAT SOLVES A BIG PROBLEM AND A GREAT TEAM - 12 -
  13. 13. A PROBLEM I UNDERSTAND AND CAN RELATE TO - 13 -
  14. 14. A REALISTICALLY ASSESED POTENTIAL - 14 -
  15. 15. GREAT TEAM IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART CAPABILITIES (evolving) COMMITMENT (hunger for success ) VALUES (integrity, fairness) OPENNESS (feedback) - 15 -
  16. 16. AGENDA Why an angel investor What I look for/philosophy Conclusions/ suggestions for entrepreneurs - 16 -
  17. 17. GET IN THE OTHER PERSON’S SHOES WOULD U INVEST YOUR MONEY IN YOUR IDEA? - 17 -
  18. 18. DO YOUR HOMEWORK… Idea/Product Market size Go to market plan Operational needs + Capital needs - 18 -
  19. 19. … IT SHOWS RESPONSIBILITY TO YOURSELF AND YOUR LISTENER Build credibility Respect other people’s time - 19 -
  20. 20. ADVANCE YOUR IDEA TO PRODUCT ON YOUR OWN Seek funding at the latest possible stage Faith in your product Less dilution - 20 -
  21. 21. AS AN ENTREPRENEUR I AM HANDS ON :MEANING VERY BUSY BUT WILL FIND SOME TIME TO GIVE FEEDBACK TO PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED IT - 21 -
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