Fundraising for Startups (500 Startups Batch 6)

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Fundraising for Startups (500 Startups Batch 6)

  1. @paulsingh FUNDRAISING YOU + WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOU PAUL SINGH @paulsingh・paul@dashboard.io・resultsjunkies.com
  2. @paulsingh “ VENTURE CAPITAL IS A BUSINESS AND OPEN TO ATTACK BY “STARTUPS” WITH DISRUPTIVE NEW BUSINESS MODELS AND TECHNOLOGY. -- NAVAL RAVIKANT (@naval)
  3. @paulsingh GETTING TO KNOW 500 STARTUPS BECAUSE WE’RE KIND OF A BIG DEAL PAUL SINGH @paulsingh angel.co/paulsingh
  4. @paulsingh A (R)EVOLUTION IN THINKING
  5. @paulsingh WHY IS IT SO HARD TO RAISE MONEY FOR ME?
  6. @paulsingh THE ODDS ARE AGAINST YOU EVERYONE ELSE IS RAISING MONEY TOO
  7. @paulsingh FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER GET AN INTRO. ALWAYS.
  8. @paulsingh YOUR #1 GOAL IN LIFE (AND FUNDRAISING) DON’T BE WEIRD
  9. @paulsingh YOUR SOLUTION IS NOT MY PROBLEM
  10. @paulsingh SOCIAL PROOF | RECIPROCITY PATTERN RECOGNITION | CURIOSITY RETURNS | SCARCITY | TRACTION
  11. @paulsingh DEMO > DECK
  12. @paulsingh GET TO YES THEN TALK TERMS
  13. @paulsingh SO WHAT IS THIS ANGELLIST YOU SPEAK OF?
  14. @paulsingh GETTING TO KNOW THE ELEMENTS
  15. @paulsingh GETTING TO KNOW THE ELEMENTS
  16. @paulsingh GETTING TO KNOW THE ELEMENTS
  17. @paulsingh GETTING TO KNOW THE ELEMENTS
  18. @paulsingh GETTING TO KNOW THE ELEMENTS
  19. @paulsingh GETTING TO KNOW THE ELEMENTS
  20. @paulsingh YOUR PRIMARY GOAL IS TO GET INTO THE ACTIVITY FEED
  21. @paulsingh IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FOLLOWS
  22. @paulsingh YEAH, BUT HOW’S THAT DIFFERENT THAN REAL LIFE? (IT’S NOT)
  23. @paulsingh TIPS, TRICKS, PLEASE DO’S, & PLEASE DON’TS MAKE IT RAIN I’VE THOUGHT WAYYYY TOO MUCH ABOUT THIS
  24. @paulsingh FOMO & GREED
  25. @paulsingh TIPS & TRICKS
  26. @paulsingh PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!) TIPS & TRICKS
  27. @paulsingh PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!) if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds TIPS & TRICKS
  28. @paulsingh PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!) if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds be confident, without being a dick TIPS & TRICKS
  29. @paulsingh PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!) if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds be confident, without being a dick surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them TIPS & TRICKS
  30. @paulsingh PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!) if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds be confident, without being a dick surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them TIPS & TRICKS sales 101: sell what they want, not what you need
  31. @paulsingh PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!) if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds be confident, without being a dick surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them TIPS & TRICKS sales 101: sell what they want, not what you need angels != VC
  32. @paulsingh PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!) if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds be confident, without being a dick surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them TIPS & TRICKS sales 101: sell what they want, not what you need angels != VC faces > names && images > text
  33. @paulsingh PITCH THE PROBLEM (demo FTW!) if you have traction, pimp that shit in the first 30 seconds be confident, without being a dick surgically strike early investors, go wider once you nail them TIPS & TRICKS sales 101: sell what they want, not what you need angels != VC faces > names && images > text investors are not banks
  34. @paulsingh DO’S & DONT’S WHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOT INNOVATE IN FINANCE OR LEGAL
  35. @paulsingh FUNDRAISING IS A PROCESS
  36. @paulsingh “ BY IT’S NATURE, THE INTERNET UNDERMINED ANYONE WHOSE STATUS DEPENDED ON A PRIVILEGED ACCESS TO INFORMATION. -- MICHAEL LEWIS
  37. @paulsingh Demo Day Videos ⟹ livestream.com/500startups Sample Pitch Decks ⟹ slideshare.net/500startups Venture Capital 101 ⟹ venturehacks.com/archives Investor Thoughts: Brad Feld ⟹ feld.com Fred Wilson ⟹ avc.com Chris Dixon ⟹ cdixon.org Mark Suster ⟹ bothsidesofthetable.com angel.co/valuations and angel.co/salaries
  38. @paulsingh YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS
  39. @paulsingh YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS Focus on Traction.
  40. @paulsingh YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS Focus on Traction. Learn to Communicate and Inspire.
  41. @paulsingh ALSO...
  42. @paulsingh ALSO... Distribution > Product
  43. @paulsingh ALSO... Distribution > Product Tactics > Strategy
  44. @paulsingh ALSO... Distribution > Product Tactics > Strategy Focus on customer acquisition
  45. @paulsingh ALSO... Distribution > Product Tactics > Strategy Focus on customer acquisition Get on AngelList
  46. @paulsingh ALSO... Distribution > Product Tactics > Strategy Focus on customer acquisition Get on AngelList Raise 12-18+ months of funding
  47. @paulsingh ALSO... Distribution > Product Tactics > Strategy Focus on customer acquisition Get on AngelList Raise 12-18+ months of funding Learn the basics of VC economics
  48. @paulsingh ALSO... Distribution > Product Tactics > Strategy Focus on customer acquisition Get on AngelList Raise 12-18+ months of funding Learn the basics of VC economics Progress and Probability
  49. @paulsingh ALSO... Distribution > Product Tactics > Strategy Focus on customer acquisition Get on AngelList Raise 12-18+ months of funding Learn the basics of VC economics Progress and Probability Shameless plug: dashboard.io
  50. @paulsingh FUNDRAISING YOU + WHAT THE RISE OF THE ANGELS MEANS FOR YOU PAUL SINGH @paulsingh・paul@dashboard.io・resultsjunkies.com

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