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What You Need To Know About Raising Venture Capital (By Mark Davis, DFJ Gotham)

A brief presentation on some of the key factors entrepreneurs should consider when seeking to raise venture capital. A detailed manual on raising venture capital can be found at www.markpeterdavis.com.

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What You Need To Know About  Raising Venture Capital
Who Is DFJ Gotham Ventures? www.dfjgotham.com  DANNY SCHULTZ MARK DAVIS ROSS GOLDSTEIN THATCHER BELL Focus Sectors ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Early Stage ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],Global Presence ,[object Object]
Who Does DFJ Gotham Invest In?
What Is The DFJ Network? 23 funds, >$6 billion in capital 150 professionals, 600 portfolio companies Unique access, insight and deal flow
Markpeterdavis.com ,[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],[object Object],The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Raising Venture Capital
What Makes A Company Successful? How you finance your company matters! Team Idea Finance
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What You Need To Know About Raising Venture Capital (By Mark Davis, DFJ Gotham)

  • 1. What You Need To Know About Raising Venture Capital
  • 2.
  • 3. Who Does DFJ Gotham Invest In?
  • 4. What Is The DFJ Network? 23 funds, >$6 billion in capital 150 professionals, 600 portfolio companies Unique access, insight and deal flow
  • 5.
  • 6. What Makes A Company Successful? How you finance your company matters! Team Idea Finance
  • 7. Is VC Right For Your Startup? Scalability of Business Capital Required to Achieve Breakeven Cash Flow High Low High Low Venture Capital Build a Giant Co Bootstrap Own 80% of a Small Co Not Viable Weak Barriers: Venture Capital Strong Barriers: Bootstrap
  • 8.
  • 9. Why VC Is Helpful? Low High Friends & Family Angels Venture Capitalists Capital Advice Connections
  • 10. Are You Ready For VC? Great Team Huge Market Product in Market Seed ($50K - $1M) X Series A (>$1M – 5M)
  • 11. What Materials Do You Need? Get the meeting Executive Summary Create interest Presentation Explain how Financial Model
  • 12. What Topics Do You Need To Cover? Executive Summary Presentation Location Mission Overview Addressable Market Competitive Landscape Barriers Achievements Financials Capital Raised Objectives Management Bios
  • 13. What Topics Do You Need To Cover? Location Mission Overview Addressable Market Competitive Landscape Barriers Achievements Financials Capital Raised Objectives Management Bios Be sure to include these Not market size State why you’re better May be more than you think
  • 14. How Do You Get The Meeting? Mutual Contact LinkedIn Cold Email Spam Most Effective Least Effective Direct Introduction
  • 15. What Is The Objective Of The First Meeting? To get the second meeting. What is the objective of the first meeting?
  • 16.
  • 17. How Can You Maintain Momentum? Industry News Milestones Internal Materials
  • 18. How Do You Know You’re Close To A Term Sheet? Can you come meet the rest of my partners? How do you feel about these terms?
  • 19. What Should You Expect In A Term Sheet? An Exploding Offer Exclusivity 30 day Due Diligence Participating Preferred Stock Liquidity Preference Founder’s Equity Vesting
  • 20. What Happens After The Investment? On The Same Side Of The Table
  • 21. Contact Info Mark Davis DFJ Gotham Ventures (212) 279-3980 Blog: markpeterdavis.com twitter.com/markpeterdavis

Editor's Notes

  1. Early stage technology investors, focus on digital media and other sectors 5 investment professionals in NYC First institutional investor when there are no customers New investments are the future Sampling of portfolio companies
  2. Early stage technology investors, focus on digital media and other sectors 5 investment professionals in NYC First institutional investor when there are no customers New investments are the future Sampling of portfolio companies