Now You Have Funding

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Now You Have Funding

  1. 1. Now you have funding Manu Parpia
  2. 2. Some Guidelines <ul><li>Continuously review against your Business Plan - Investors hate surprises </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you highlight risks / problems early </li></ul><ul><li>Understand your Board – where are they coming from </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can you count on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What are they looking for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who & how can any member help </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Conserve your capital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are ‘behind’ the next round will surely cost you more </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Continued <ul><li>Identify key parameters which are appropriate for your business and prepare a ‘dashboard’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you incorporate your investors views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publish it in a timely manner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call to answer any questions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be honest – don’t hope a problem will ‘go away’ or ‘get solved’ – ho jayega </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget about yourself </li></ul>
  4. 4. When it goes wrong <ul><li>Raise the issues before anyone else </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for help </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge errors or failures – provide information on concrete steps you have taken to prevent repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Provide Options </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure dialogue – don’t just ‘send’ the information </li></ul>
  5. 5. Gearing up to going public <ul><li>Best Practices – Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency in approach </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Prove scalability – the Business Model </li></ul><ul><li>Management Team </li></ul>

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