Vc Tips Mar08

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Vc Tips Mar08

  1. 1. VC Tips A very personal point of view
  2. 2. It’s about “fit” • VC: 3,400 deals, $29.4 billion + Angels • 1 Partner, 5-10 boards • Geography • Stage • Market focus • Investment/valuation range • Fund life cycle
  3. 3. A people business • Trust • Personal introduction • Portfolio CEO • Limited Partner • References • Reputation • Google?
  4. 4. “The right people?” • Expertise + Experience + Track • Fundable CEO + Team • Acknowledge missing elements • Open to intervention?
  5. 5. A funny accent • Pre-conceived industry associations • Background landscape • Get top legal advice • Setup a Delaware corp • Find “connected” talent • Put insiders in your advisory board

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