Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company

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Some Thoughts On Starting Your Own Company

  1. 1. Brad Gillespie brad@gillespie.fm
  2. 2. All Ideas Good Ideas
  3. 3. Product Maturity Refining with your customers • Talking to them • Watching them • Measuring them Creating Bringing your vision to life Time
  4. 4. Dave McClure Startup Metrics For Pirates www.500hats.com
  5. 5. As much value to you as to your potential investors Clarify your value proposition Be clear about your moat
  6. 6. Friends & Angel & Venture Self Funded Private Equity Family Early-Stage Capital
  7. 7. The VC model was developed in-part to build products with high upfront costs, it is not appropriate for all startups. The technological landscape has changed what it takes to create a successful product. The economic contraction is the new normal.
  8. 8. http://www.feld.com/wp/archives/2009/03/entrepreneurs-dont-be-afraid-of-gdp-growth-rate.html
  9. 9. http://www.avc.com/a_vc/2009/03/in-the-us-mobile-internet-usage-is-at-leasat-onethird-and-maybe-onehalf-of-wired-internet-usage.html

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