Inside venture capital - entrepreneurs dna - formula for success
INSIDE VENTURE CAPITAL
Christophe Raynaud – Managing Partner & Cofounder
WHO AM I TO SPEAK ?
HEC graduate (last millenium)
…Turned VC (dark side of the force)
- Saeed Amidi (Amidzad partner / plug&play tech center)
- Paris Business Angels
CONTACT : r a y n a u d @ i s a i . Fr / @chraynaud
WHAT WILL I BE TALKING ABOUT ?
What is Venture Capital History ?
What is an investment thesis ? What’s ISAI’s ?
How do VC/ISAI source/screen opportunities ?
What makes a great founder ? What’s the formula for
I HAVE FAILED A LOT : AND FAILURE SUCKS (TAKE MY WORD)
I HAD THE CHANCE TO WORK WITH 130 FRENCH SUCCESSFUL
ENTREPRENEURS (SEE THE LIST)
I HAD THE CHANCE TO WITNESS SOME OF OUR PORTFOLIO
STARTUPS GROW FROM NOTHING TO HUGE GLOBAL SUCCESS
(BLABLACAR, EVANEOS, STICKYADS…)
> I’VE LEARNED A LOT AND I FEEL LIKE SHARING THIS EXPERIENCE SO OTHERS WON’T FAIL AS BAD AS I DID
Venture capitalists spend a lot of time
talking about markets and
technology…. and we have lots of
opinions. …but the decision should be
around people…. about 90% of the
decision is people.
VC MARC ANDREESSEN @pmarca | Founder of NETSCAPE and A16Z
YOU LOVE => YOU PERSIST
YOU PERSIST => YOU SUCCEED
TO WRAP UP :
- SUCCESS = GENIUS x COURAGE
YOU CAN DEVELOP GENIUS BY LEARNING, AND YOU LEARN BY PRACTISING
YOU CAN GAIN COURAGE BY DOING WHAT YOU LOVE AND LOVING WHAT YOU DO
- NOTHING IS FIXED AND YOU CAN CHANGE IT
>> NOW, GO CHANGE THE WORLD AND MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE