Final web summit (dublin oct 2013)

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Planning, starting, funding and running a startup.

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Final web summit (dublin oct 2013)

  1. Building & Funding a Startup Mark Suster - @msuster October 2013
  2. Background  2x Entrepreneur (sold 2nd to Salesforce.com)  Partner, Upfront Ventures (large LA-based VC fund)  Blog http:// www.bothsidesofthetable.com  Lived in Europe 11 years Blog: BothSidesoftheTable Video: http://www.youtube.com/show/thisweekinventurecapital 2
  3. Agenda  What’s it Really Like?  Getting Started  Raising Capital  Some Final Thoughts 3
  4. How most people imagine startup life
  5. What It Really Feels Like
  6. How You Imagine You Spend Your Days
  7. Your Actual Days
  8. Raising Money in the Press
  9. You Raising Money
  10. Truthfully Startups are a Grind
  11. We’re All Naked in the Morning Mirror
  12. Agenda  What’s it Really Like?  Some Tips When You Get Started  Raising Capital  Some Final Thoughts 12
  13. Take 50 Coffee Meetings
  14. Create a Sense of Urgency
  15. Prove You Can Ship Product
  16. You Manage What you Measure
  17. Don’t Hire People Just Like You
  18. Agenda  What’s it Really Like?  Some Tips When You Get Started  Raising Capital  Some Final Thoughts 18
  19. You Need to Meet Investors Early
  20. Otherwise They’re Judging Your Presentation Skills
  21. Frankly You Don’t Want to Judge Investors Quickly Either
  22. Over Time I Start to See a Patterns
  23. It’s Part of CEO’s Fulltime Job. ABR. Always. Be. Raising. Biz Dev Recruiting HR Customer Mktg Product Mgmt Acctng Tech Raising Capital
  24. If Raising Angel / Seed, You Need an Anchor
  25. Get As Long of a Runway as You Can (18 months the norm)
  26. Agenda  What’s it Really Like?  Some Tips When You Get Started  Raising Capital  Some Final Thoughts 27
  27. There are 99 Wantrapreneurs For Every One Who Just Starts
  28. There’s a Huge premium for taking the first leap
  29. Triangulate
  30. In the End Trust Your Own Judgment
  31. Only start with an idea you’re passionate about
  32. Thank You Mark Suster - @msuster October 2013

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