HTW2011: Carlos Espinal - Trends in seed investing

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  • As Doug Richard said, it used to take 200,000 now it can take 20,000 to start a company
  • HTW2011: Carlos Espinal - Trends in seed investing

    1. 1. Of Fashion & Farmers
    2. 2. Seedcamp is a Global Micro-Seed Investment Program <ul><li>Reshma Sohoni – </li></ul><ul><li>Partner </li></ul><ul><li>(@rsohoni) </li></ul><ul><li>Philipp Moehring – </li></ul><ul><li>Associate </li></ul><ul><li>(@pmoehring) </li></ul><ul><li>Carlos Eduardo Espinal – Partner </li></ul><ul><li>(@ceduardo) </li></ul><ul><li>Kirsten Campbell </li></ul><ul><li>GM + Events </li></ul><ul><li>(@k1rstc) </li></ul>Who We Are
    3. 3. What We Do <ul><li>Host mini-seedcamp events globally for 20 companies per event: > Apply to Paris! < </li></ul><ul><li>Seedcamp companies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get access to the 57 Alumni companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive founder's pack w/ exclusive offers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend monthly events and speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have constant access to the SC team for help, feedback, and advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend USA trip + SC week for intense mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have Access to our 2000+ mentor network and EIR program </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. seed investment trends <ul><li>Democratization of Services: Making services available to all that were previously only available to the few </li></ul><ul><li>Easier accessibility to existing services that had adoption hurdles </li></ul>
    5. 5. Democratization of Services <ul><li>Cheaper FX (Transferwise) + FX Hedging </li></ul><ul><li>Competitor price comparison (Profitero) </li></ul><ul><li>Short term loans for small businesses (Bilbus) </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate Agreements (Rentlord) </li></ul><ul><li>Personal training without the $$$ (Sportlyzer) </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Simplification & Interconnectivity of Existing Services <ul><li>Consistent email campaigns (Fractal) </li></ul><ul><li>Kwaga + Rapportive + Boomerang for Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Art without being an artist (Psykopaint.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Web Communication (Vox.io) </li></ul><ul><li>Copy Editing quickly and cheaply (Wordy) </li></ul><ul><li>Banking for Groups (Holvi) </li></ul>
    7. 7. Where to start… <ul><li>What services do you have that are inefficient? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seedhack: Tribeshot </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What processes do you have to do every day that would be easier to do? </li></ul><ul><li>Which services do you wish you could interconnect for a richer experience? </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>A Global Micro-Seed Investment Program </li></ul><ul><li>Our Network of 57 Companies and 2000+ Mentors is our Value </li></ul><ul><li>Next Event is Paris -> Apply now! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We encourage any company to apply, but highly encourage you to have a prototype </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stay tuned to #seedhack - @sc_seedhack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Founder’s Collaboration Agreement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Check out Seedsummit.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AngelList + Termsheets </li></ul></ul>Seedcamp in Summary

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