MYTHS OF BEING LEAN & MONEYDeepak ShenoyCapitalmind.in
Questions Started Up Before? Have Families? Won’t Do a Startup Unless Funded Or without a salary Or only “part time”...
1. Can Startup With Nothing Everything’s cheap now Amazon web services Open source software Cheap laptops + internet ...
Can Startup With Nothing? Not Anymore. Marketing takes a lot – and it’s important. Hiring/retaining costs money Some s...
How Much? Thumb rule: 18 months And not just ‘visible’ expenses Thumb rule: Calculate all expenses And…
2. I have Revenues..orSomething Someone paid me I got so many eyeballs I’m working on marketshare
Cash Flow Money In and Money Out You lose all your chips, you can’t play Cash Flow is your only friend. Keep it positive.
3. Equity Funding Is Better The Difference The Choice The Bridge Regulation
4. Banks Don’t Fund Startups Really? How many have tried? Get Started.The CarThe“overdraft”The GrantsThe PSUBankThe Expo...
5. The Worst Thing That CanHappen Is that you run out of money.
The Worst Thing That CanHappenIs that you runout of growth.
Five Startup Things AboutMoney We’re starting up with nothing Cash Flow > Everything Equity Is BetterThan Debt? Banks ...
Questions? Deepak Shenoy deepakshenoy@capitalmind.in http://capitalmind.in
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Deepak Shenoy presents at the Lean Startup Machine in Bangalore, April 2013. The presentation couldn't be completed on schedule, unfortunately. The slides are here.

Read the [long] article that explains these slides in Five Myths of Being a Financially 'Lean' Startup (http://capitalmind.in/2013/04/five-myths-of-being-a-financially-lean-startup/)

Please connect with deepakshenoy [at] gmail if you have any questions or comments.

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Myths of being lean

  1. 1. MYTHS OF BEING LEAN & MONEYDeepak ShenoyCapitalmind.in
  2. 2. Questions Started Up Before? Have Families? Won’t Do a Startup Unless Funded Or without a salary Or only “part time” Understand Equity/Debt?
  3. 3. 1. Can Startup With Nothing Everything’s cheap now Amazon web services Open source software Cheap laptops + internet Can scale endlessly Build it and they will come Facebook Google Myspace (oh, wait)
  4. 4. Can Startup With Nothing? Not Anymore. Marketing takes a lot – and it’s important. Hiring/retaining costs money Some startups NEED op-ex and cap-ex E-commerce Travel Regulatory compliance costs Deposits
  5. 5. How Much? Thumb rule: 18 months And not just ‘visible’ expenses Thumb rule: Calculate all expenses And…
  6. 6. 2. I have Revenues..orSomething Someone paid me I got so many eyeballs I’m working on marketshare
  7. 7. Cash Flow Money In and Money Out You lose all your chips, you can’t play Cash Flow is your only friend. Keep it positive.
  8. 8. 3. Equity Funding Is Better The Difference The Choice The Bridge Regulation
  9. 9. 4. Banks Don’t Fund Startups Really? How many have tried? Get Started.The CarThe“overdraft”The GrantsThe PSUBankThe ExportFunding
  10. 10. 5. The Worst Thing That CanHappen Is that you run out of money.
  11. 11. The Worst Thing That CanHappenIs that you runout of growth.
  12. 12. Five Startup Things AboutMoney We’re starting up with nothing Cash Flow > Everything Equity Is BetterThan Debt? Banks don’t fund startups TheWorst thing is to run out of money.
  13. 13. Questions? Deepak Shenoy deepakshenoy@capitalmind.in http://capitalmind.in

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